that you have learned "half steps"
you are ready to learn about "Sharps."
word "Sharp" is like shorthand
in typing. It's a short hand way of saying
that you are to move 1 "half step"
up the keyboard.
an example, go to middle C on the keyboard.
Move up to the first black key (1-half step).
You are now on the "Sharp"
of C. Another way of saying this
is that you have "Sharped"
the name of this black note is "C
Sharp." Now go to "G"
and move up 1 "half step"
to the nearest black key. The name
of this black key is "G Sharp."
you see the symbol "#"
on the staff next to a note, it means that
the composer wants you to play a note that
is 1 "half step" up
from the note he or she has shown on the
staff. Let's look at how that is written
on the staff. Go to the next page.