The piano is a very popular instrument and is relatively simple to learn. However, memorizing piano notes can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Below we will share a few tips and tricks that will help you remember piano keys and notes.
— August 14th, 2020
Whether you’re studying how to read music or learning to play by ear, there are several ways to remember piano keys and notes:
Use Mnemonic Devices
A mnemonic, also known as a memory aid, is a tool that helps you remember (in this case notes) with a pattern of letters, numbers, or relatable associations.
For the notes that fall on the lines of a treble clef, remember that Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit, while all the notes in the spaces make a F.A.C.E.
For how to remember the piano notes on a bass clef, the notes in the spaces tell you that All Cars Eat Gas, and the notes on the lines remind you that Good Burritos Don’t Fall Apart.
Train Your Ears
If you’re learning to play piano by ear, then one of the most critical skills you have to master is recognizing and differentiating the notes you are hearing. But, even if you’re reading music, it’s always beneficial to be able to play the piano without looking. To be able to this, you must know how each key should sound when you play it.
Train Your Hands
Finally, you need to put your sight, ears, and hands together. While knowing how a note sounds and looks like on a page is essential, it’s also crucial to remember where a note goes on a piano. To do this, the best way to remember and memorize it is by continually practicing!
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “The Best Way to Memorize Piano Notes” an article published on joytunes.com