Intermediate Keyboard/Piano Lessons Part 4

Intermediate Keyboard/Piano Lessons Part 4

In example 9a you are going to play the C-major scale covering two octaves, from middle C to the C two ledger lines above the treble staff. As indicated in the fingering, when you see 1 after 3 and 4, the thumb goes under the middle finger going up the scale. And going down the scale, when you see 3 and 4 after 1, the middle finger goes over the thumb.

example 9a

Moving to the left hand, play the C scale covering two octaves in the bass. Before you do, notice that in the fingering on the way up the scale, the middle finger goes over the thumb in measure 2, the fourth finger goes over the thumb in measure 3 and the middle finger goes over the thumb in measure 4. On the way down the scale, the thumb goes under the middle finger in measure 5 and under the fourth finger and third finger in measure 6. The first note is two octaves below middle C.

example 10a

Next you're going to play the C-major scale at the distance of two octaves. Notice that example 11a is a combination of example 9a and 10a.

example 11a

As you can see in the next exercise, the fingering for the left hand and the right hand is exactly the same as the fingering in example 11a. In example 12a play the A-minor scale at a distance of two octaves between both hands.

example 12a