So, I took a walk with my fingers the other night, wasn't paying attention to where I was going, got lost, and couldn't find my way home. Oh, did I forget to tell you? It was pitch black out and I couldn't see a thing. All I could make out were a group of black signposts. All of a sudden, I remembered something: with the aid of those signposts I could find my way home! Thank the Lord.
Please heed this warning: if you venture out with your fingers on the piano, in the dark, and don't know your signposts - you might never find your way home.
Of course, I am referring to the piano keyboard. And the signposts are those welcome black notes - without which you will never know which piano key is which. Think of it - the designers of the piano keyboard were kind enough to strategically place groups of two and three black notes up and down the keyboard so that the pianist will never get lost - even in the dark.
This brings me to the point of this post. If the VI student wants to learn to play piano (or the non-VI student wants to play piano when the electricity goes out they are in for a pleasant surprise: there are signposts scattered up and down the keyboard - follow these signposts and you will never get lost. With your piano comfortably in front of you, give a listen to the following audio to discover how the black notes will safely guide you on your piano learning adventure.
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