Now that you've learned about the natural notes (white notes), it's time for the black notes. Different songs are played in different keys, some keys require the black notes, they are called Sharps or Flats. For instance C Sharp (C#) is the note on the Right side of the natural C. The Same note is also known as D Flat (D♭), which is on the Left side of the natural D. You can say that Sharp is upwards and Flat is downwards of a note in layman's term. On the other hand, you may also use, on the right of, and, on the left of, note. Just refer to the illustration below:
When playing the piano, the way you position your hands on the piano and your fingering, is crucial. Try your best not to position your hands and fingers on the piano like I do, mine's simply freestyle, it's not that good when you need to go faster, as in playing fast classical songs. Anyway, you need to learn how to relax your wrist, place your fingers like arms and legs of spiders on the keys with a slight bend. Relax your fingers, palm, wrist, hands, shoulders, and ultimately, whole body.
Another very important practice that I want to share with you is that you do not have to limit yourself to think that you must play the middle C note with your thumb, D with index finger and so on. Though you need to maintain certain rules to follow to allow maximum control and comfort, you can have some flexibility on your finger on the piano keys. I'm saying this because I notice that some people who are beginning to learn music have extremely closed mindset on fingering. Anyway, you can do it! Peace out!
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