C Major, G Major, F Major Hand Positions on Piano

It is important to know the most important C Major, G Major, F Major hand positions on piano.

 The C Major hand position is the #1 most common hand position of all hand positions on the piano keyboard.

 The right hand thumb is located on the Middle C of your piano or keyboard.  The left hand 5th finger is resting on Bass C or the first C located one octave below Middle C.

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C Major Hand Position on Piano

This is also the same position you would use to  play a C Major scale or five finger pattern.

To access the free sheet music and video tutorial of a very simple C position piece of music  C D E Waltz click here  and then follow the other links on the right hand side of the page to learn even more!

G Major Hand Position

The next most common hand position on the piano keyboard is the G Major hand position.  Just like the C Major Position the thumb of the right hand and the 5th finger of the left hand are located on the Tonic of first note of that position which is G.  The note names covered by the G Major Hand Position or G, A, B, C and D and all are white keys.

If you were playing a G Major scale or 5 finger pattern this would be the correct hand position to begin with.  For more information on the treble and bass clef note names please access the free Music Flash Cards here  to either learn or review these very important letter names on the treble and bass clef.

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G Major Hand Position on Piano

 F Major Hand Position on Piano

The third and final most common hand position on the piano keyboard is the F Major Hand Position on Piano.

Learn Amazing Grace Piano Tutorial  in the F Position with this simple sheet music and tutorial.

This hand position is different from the C Major and G Major hand positions because it includes using B flat.  The five notes included in this hand position are F, G , A , B flat and C.  The B flat is used because B flat is included within the key signature of the F Major scale.

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F Major Hand Position on Piano

 

Bass Clef and Treble Clef Piano Finger Exercises

Now that you are well acquainted with the 3 major hand positions you will need to exercise your fingers with these bass clef and treble clef piano finger exercises.  This is necessary in order to develop finger flexibility and agility in both hands and also to have the experience of playing both right and left hands together reading both bass clef and treble clef at the same time.


Music Links

Beginner Piano Sheet Music

5 Short Easy Piano Finger Exercises