Learn to Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on Piano
Learning to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the piano is one of the basics
taught to beginner
pianists. Often, even people who do not take any formal piano lessons will know how to play Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star on the piano with abit of practice.
First, to learn how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little star, you will need to know where to place your hands on the
piano keyboard. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has a fairly high pitch when it is played on the piano.
You will start to play this song on the C an octave above middle C. However, this is not a hard and fast rule to
always start the song an octave above middle C. It is possible to start it on middle C or the C below middle C.
Starting it on another C on the piano gives the song variety and does not bore the pianist playing it at the same
pitch the whole time. Also, it is easy to improvise on a song such as this one.
First, you will need to learn to play the right hand melody for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star which is fairly easy
to play. You start with your right hand thumb on C. You will then proceed to play the following note
The first four notes of each line above are played as quavers and the last note is played as a minim. This means
that you will play this composition in 4 time, meaning four beats in a bar.
You will now need to learn the left hand melody of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is
written in C major; so you will play the major chords associated with this key signature. The left hand melody
is played using chords.
For each line of the notes written out above, you will need to play the chord of the first note which occurs in
the line. That is, play the C major chord for the first line and sustain it for that line, then play F major chord,
then the G major chord, then another G major chord, then the C major chord and finally the F major chord followed
by the C major chord to end on the last note of the song which is a C.
Now that you know the right hand and the left hand melody for this composition, you will need to practice them
separately. Once you are fluent in both the left hand and the right hand melody, you can then put them together and
play the song together.
If you find you are making mistakes, trying singing the melody in your head while playing the composition. Do
not play too fast or too slow. With practice, you will soon be able to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the
piano from memory.
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