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  1. It's actually very simple:

    1. Ascending note series – “Do”, “re”, “mi”, “fa”, “sol”, “la”, “si”. We memorize this row by heart, just memorize it. Similarly, we memorize the descending note series (in reverse order).

    2. We look at the piano keys. We notice that the white keys are located continuously, and the black keys are located intermittently, with 2 and 3 keys alternately.�

    3. We are looking at a group of 2 black keys. The white key to the left of the left black one is the note “to”.

    4. Just to the right, we look at a group of 3 black keys. The white key to the right of the black key is the note “c”.�

    5. We see that to the right of the note ” c “from point 4 there is another note “c”. The sequence of notes from “to” to another ” to “is repeated several times on the piano and is called an “octave”.�

    4.�Press successively all the white keys from one “to” other “to” from left to right – “Do”, “re”, “mi”, “fa”, “sol”, “la”, “si”, “do”. It turns out beautifully. Congratulations, you played the ascending scale in the key of “C major”. We are happy. We play in reverse order.

    Now we know the notes and imagine where they are located on the piano keyboard. One question remains – why do we need black keys?

    Dealing with the black keys:

    1. We repeat step 4. We remember how the sequence of sounds sounds.

    2. We find the note “mi” in this sequence, this will be the third key from the left. Repeat step 4, but instead of this key, click the black one to the left of it. It sounds beautiful, but sad. Congratulations, you played the ascending scale in the key of “C minor”. This black key will in different cases be called either ” E flat “(when it replaces the ” e “key) or” d sharp “(when it replaces the “D” key).�

    This was one of the special cases of using black keys.�

    Then you can go to intervals, harmonies, and scales in other keys to understand why the other black keys are needed. But that's a completely different story.

    Spoiler – this scale can be played from any note, including black. But in order for it to sound beautiful and correct, you need to remember the sequence of black and white notes in each case (or logically understand how to build these sequences).

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