Medford, OR (PRWEB) April 22, 2005
A free online piano lesson on finding the key of any song is available now from PlayPiano.com of Medford, Oregon. A free service of PlayPiano.com, this lesson is useful not only to piano players, but to musicians of all kinds, as it explains the basis of harmony.
Musicians who play in groups need to be able to locate the key of the song they are playing, and if they play by ear, this can sometimes be a problem. But there are techniques available which allow a person to figure out what key a song is in simply by counting the number of flats in a key signature. Since there are just seven possible flats, and since they always occur in exactly the same order in a key signature, it becomes a simple matter to determine the key once a musician knows the formula. For those who play by ear, knowing whether other group members are playing an Eb musical instrument or a Bb instrument goes a long way toward deterring the key.
The same is true of sharp keys, but that is the subject of another separate lesson.
For a free sight-and-sound demonstration of this key-identification technique please go to http://playpiano.com/101-tips/22-flats-key-signature.htm. This lesson is one in a series of 101 weekly piano lessons online, all of which are free for the asking.
To sign up for all 101 weeks of the free online newsletter on "Secrets of Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions!" please go to http://www.playpiano.com
Duane Shinn is the author of more than 500 music books and music educational materials such as DVD's, CD's, musical games for kids, chord charts, musical software, and piano lesson instructional courses for adults. His book-CD-DVD course titled "How To Play Chord Piano" (http://www.chordpiano.com) has sold over 100,000 copies around the world. He holds an advanced degree from Southern Oregon University and was the founder of Piano University in Southern Oregon. Previous to that he worked as an assistant music therapist at DeWitt State Hospital in Auburn, California. He can be reached at http://www.pianolessonsbyvideo.com. He is the author of the popular free 101-week e-mail newsletter titled "Amazing Secrets Of Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions" with over 55,000 current subscribers. Those interested may obtain a free subscription by going to http://www.playpiano.com/.