are more "C" notes. See
how they are all located next to two black
notes? Good job. You have learned where
"C" is on the piano. This
is a big step because you will always need
to locate "C" before you
begin to play a song on the piano.
make this even easier, you only need to
locate 1 "C." This special
"C" is called "middle
C." It's called "middle
C" because, when you sit down at
the piano to play, it is the "C"
that is straight in front of you and in
the middle of the keyboard. Look at the
picture above the keyboard. You will see
some lines, symbols, and numbers. This is
called a "Staff." "Middle
C" is also in the middle of the
The "Staff" is where the
language of music is written. Yes, music
is a language just like any other (English,
French, Spanish). It has rules and special
characters and so forth. This language
tells you what to play and where to
play it on your instrument. There is only
1 note currently shown on the staff above.
This note is "middle C."
Let's learn some more notes on the staff
and how they relate to the piano keyboard.