This is one of those lessons where we learn a lot. So stay with me. We'll get through it together. And by the end of this lesson, you'll know a lot more about reading music. Watch me first Okay, you can see there's a lot of stuff going on here. Let's talk about what we're seeing.
We already know about sharps. So when we come to this G we know to play the next key to the right. So here's G is G sharp. But you notice there's this other little sign in front of this G. Do you remember what I did when I got to that g watch, I'm going to play this measure again. Because my G sharp. Here's another G sharp because I know that the sharp last for the whole measure.
But now what is happening? I didn't play g Shall I played the regular note G watch that again, I won't talk. So this sign, which we call a natural sign cancels the sharp that we saw earlier in the measure. If the natural were not there, this measure would sound like this because we know that that sharp for the G lasts for the entire measure. But now that we have the natural, it looks and sounds like this. Now look at the second measure.
We're moving to a new position. We started off m e, we're moving to F. I know that because I see an F and I see a number one. So I started with one on E and I'm moving one on F. So what we're learning here is also to move around in different positions. Okay, we have a flat in front of the a flat, a flat, and this a does not have a flat but we know that the flat last for the entire measure great, we play it flat. Now, here's a natural sign. So we play the regular a, and the natural also last for the entire measure.
So this one is also a natural. So to review, a sharp tells you to play one key to the right, it lasts for the entire measure and is canceled by the bar line. A flat tells you to play one note to the left One key to the left, and it lasts for the entire measure and it's cancelled by the bar line. A natural tells you just to play the regular key. It lasts for the entire measure, and it's canceled by the bar line. We know that a flat can be a white key.
A flat we know that a sharp can be a white key. He can unnatural be a black key. Nope. A natural can only be a white key because it cancels sharps and flats and on the piano. The Black Keys are always going to be a sharp or flat. Does that make sense?
If not, review this part of the lesson. You can also check the supplemental materials where all this stuff is written out for you. Now you know how to recognize the flat sign The sharp sign and the natural sign. We call these signs. accidentals. accidentals are very common.
And the more practice you have with reading them and playing them, the easier it gets. I'll see you on the next lesson.