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Preschool Piano Worksheets

Preschool Piano Worksheets

Preschool piano worksheets are most easily created as interesting piano games that can be expressed on a single sheet of paper.

Here are ideas, in order of importance, that can be used as the basis for a piano game.

WORKSHEET 1

Find Middle C. Explain how you found it using the two black keys as a reference point. Play every C on the piano, using the two black keys as a reference points. See how fast you can play every C on the piano with no errors.

WORKSHEET 2

Play the first 5 notes C D E F G ( 1 2 3 4 5 in Piano By Number) with any finger you want. If you can find C, you can play the five keys to the right. A more advanced version might ask the child to extend all five fingers onto the five keys, one finger on each note.

Numbered Keyboard

 WORKSHEET 3

Put your right thumb on number one, or Middle C, and then play 1 2 3 or C D E with the first three fingers, thumb, index, and third fingers. If this is too hard, let them use any finger they want , as long as they preserve the order of keys, 1 2 3.

WORKSHEET 4

Play every white key going up. Then play every white key going down. If you make a mistake, you have to start again.

WORKSHEET 5

Play every black key going up. Play every black key going down. If you make a mistake, you get to try again.

WORKSHEET 6

Play a simple song that has as few notes as possible. Use any finger you want. You can use any song you want as long as it has only white keys.

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
| 3 2 1 2 | 3 3 3 * | 2 2 2 * | 3 3 3 * |
| 3 2 1 2 | 3 3 3 3 | 2 2 3 2 | 1 * * * |

WORKSHEET 7

Play #1 and then add #3 so that you are playing them at the same time. Explain that this is a "chord." Ask them to play any skip of white keys, ask them to find as many pairs as they can. For example, 1 and 3, or 4 and 6.
WORKSHEET 8

Ask them which way is UP on the piano. It is to your right. Ask them to run their fingers along the keys quickly over the entire length of the keyboard, going UP. This is called a "glissando."
WORKSHEET 9

Ask them which way is DOWN on the piano. It is to your left. Ask them to run their fingers along the keys quickly over the entire length of the keyboard, going DOWN. This is called a "glissando."

WORKSHEET 10

Play the keys 1 3 and 5. Ask if it is happy or sad. It is happy.

Play the keys 2 4 and 6. Ask if it is happy or sad. It is sad.

As you can see, the first steps are to allow the child to explore the piano as an abstraction, not as a response to symbols on a page. There is time enough to start reading music, once the child has developed a successful relationship with the keyboard and understands the above concepts.

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