Piano Lessons For Piano Scales – D Major

There are many forms of finger exercises that you can learn to play the piano and are provided by many composers. But the one consistent workout you should do with your fingers is playing the major piano scales. Today we are going to learn how to play the D Major scale.

Piano Scales: D Major – How It Looks On The Treble Clef Staff

Let’s take a look at the D Major scale and determine what keys will be played. If you read How to Read Sharps And Flats For Your Piano Lessons, you’ll remember that some notes will require you to use the black keys in order to produce the proper sound or pitch. The D Major scale has two sharps within its range and can be seen in the treble clef image below:

D Major in Treble Clef Staff

D Major in Treble Clef Staff

After going through the Learn How To Play The Piano – Finger Positions, beginning lessons will place the number of the finger in the music sheet so you can comprehend the proper way to play a note. The image below shows what fingers you should use to play this scale:

D Major with Finger Positions

D Major with Finger Positions

 

Piano Scales: D Major – How It Looks On The Piano Keyboard

After seeing the notes in the image above, here are the keys to hit to play them:

D Major Scale

D Major Scale

The numbers on the treble clef are mimicked in the image below:

D Major Scale with Finger Positions

D Major Scale with Finger Positions

Piano Scales: D Major – How Does It Sound?

With your own piano keyboard, you’re able to practice this scale but I’ve added an audio file below so you can hear how it sounds (the audio file will open up in a new window):

D Major Scale – Absorbing Piano Lessons

Click the following link to watch a video on: D Major Scale on Piano.

Conclusion

Making time to practice your piano scales is important in building not only your repertoire but strength in your fingers. You’ll be able to stretch them so they can maneuver around your keyboard, which will help when you begin to play more complicated pieces in your piano lessons.

Did you try playing the D Major scale? Was it easy or difficult to play? Leave your experience in the comments below.

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