LESSON 46 F Major Pentascale

What you'll learn

Learn how to play the F Major Pentascale
What is a "flat", B-flat
F, A, and C now make a major chord

Casio Privia

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16 Responses

  1. Do you have any ideas where i could get a good but not to expensive keyboard? Mine is not a very good one. If i play more than 2 note chords it sounds choppy and disgusting!:( Thanks

  2. Dear hoffman,

    Is it always recommended to play the chords in the left hand ? Is it because the chords sounds better with the bass on the left part of piano ?

    Thank you.

    • I would say it is most common to play chords in the left hand and melody in the right hand; however, you can find many great examples of the opposite, with chords in the right hand and melody in the left. Both can sound great – it really is just a matter of taste. Sometimes for a “Super Challenge” I ask a student to try having the hands trade jobs (ie, playing the chords in the right hand with the melody in the left). Try it out and let me know how you like the sound! – Mr. Hoffman

    • Wow, that’s great! When you compose a song from pieces of existing songs or string them together, that’s called a “medley” (which is different from “melody” – the recognizable tune of a song). Congratulations. :) – Mr. Hoffman

  3. Hi Mr. Hoffman,

    Your teaching methods are excellent and truly motivating for children as well as adults. I haven’t found more comprehensive and thorough online piano lessons on the internet than yours. Thank you very much for all the effort you’ve put in creating the curriculum and relevant materials.

    I had a question regarding B-flat. Since the black key you labeled “B-flat” is also immediately after A, can it also be called “A-sharp”, like in the case of F and F-sharp?

    Best Regards,

      • Yes – I’m glad you noticed that! The accidentals (sharps and flats) can be referred to in different ways, relative to the key signature and notation.

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