Finger Exercise No 4 | C Major Scale | Piano Jump Start
For this exercise we're actually going to learn how to play our first full Major scale. The C Major scale is the only Major scale which does not require the use of any sharps or flats. Rather, each note will be played on the white keys.
Start with your right hand on the keyboard in C position. Begin by playing the notes C, D, and E with fingers one, two, and three.
For the first time in this five video series on finger exercises we're going to move out of C position. Take your thumb and swoop it under fingers two and three until it reaches the note F. Spread your remaining fingers evenly over the next four keys so that your hand is now in F position. Play each key one-by-one from the note F with your thumb up to the note C with your pinky.
To play the scale in the opposite direction simply repeat these steps in reverse. Begin by playing all of your fingers from the note C with finger five down to the note F with finger one. Then bring your long finger over your thumb to play the note E. Spread your remaining fingers evenly so that your hand is once again in C position. Finish by playing the notes D with finger two, and C with finger one.
Place your left hand on the keyboard in C position. The finger number pattern when playing an ascending C Major scale with your left hand will be more similar to the pattern that occurred when playing it descending in the right.
Playing each fingers one-by-one from finger five on the note C up to finger one on the note G.
Cross finger number three over the thumb to play the note A. Then spread your remaining fingers evenly over the next two notes so that your hand moves into F position. Finish by playing the note B with finger two, and C with finger number one.
To play the scale in reverse start by playing finger number one on the note C. Next play the note B with finger two, followed by A with finger three. Then swoop your thumb under finger three to play the note G. Spread out your remaining fingers so that your hand is back in C position, and finish by playing every note from G with your thumb to C with your pinky, finger five.
With both hands on the keyboard in C position, start by playing the notes C, D, and E with fingers one, two, and three in the right hand together with fingers five, four, and three in the left hand.
Then swoop your thumb under your right hand to play the note F. Your left hand will continue in C position by playing F with finger two.