Take a look at the list of simple piano arrangements key of C piano tutorials below. They are sorted for you automatically with easy piano pieces first, medium pieces second and difficult pieces third.
Easy Piano Pieces
The first two easy piano pieces below have the music note letter names beside each note for quick learning. The third piece is easy to play. Therefore you can read the music notes with your own skills.
The next late intermediate level piano pieces are in this category because of the accidentals (sharps and flats) throughout the first piece. Also, there are continuous left hand broken chord patterns in The Can Can.
Visualize this on your piano or keyboard now. Simply count up 4 half steps from C to reach E. Next count up 3 half steps up from E to reach G.
HINT: An example of a half step would be from C to C sharp. Also from C sharp to D OR from E to F. A half step is the shortest possible distance you can travel on the piano keyboard. The same principle applies to any musical instrument and to music theory in general.
Minor chords create a sad or mysterious emotional impact to the listener and are created by first starting with your hand position on a major chord such as a C major chord described in the previous paragraph on major chords.
Simply lower the 3rd note of C major from E to E flat and then play the C minor chord which is spelled C, E flat and G. Another example would be starting with the D major chord of D, F sharp and A, then lowering the F sharp to plain old F to create the D minor chord spelled D, F and A.
Diminished chords are often used to create a feeling of suspense in music. These chords start with a minor chord. An example such as c minor includes the notes C, E flat and G.
By simply lowering the 5th note of this minor chord by one half step (lower G to G flat) you have created the c minor diminished chord spelled C, E flat and G flat.
Use augmented chords to create dissonance or suspense in music. These chords are created using the major chord as a starting point. For example, begin with the C major chord of C, E and G and raise (or sharp) the 5th note of G up to G sharp.
Voila! You now have created the C augmented chord spelled, C, E and G sharp. Of all the chord forms discussed in this piano post, the augmented chord is used the least often.
The final chord you are learning to spell is the seventh chord. To do this begin with ANY MAJOR CHORD and add a minor third on top of it.
An example of this would be to begin with C major chord. This includes the notes C, E and G and a B flat on top. This creates a C Major Seventh Chord. Remember, a minor third is made up of 3 half steps so three half steps above G on the piano keyboard is B flat.
Now you have learned How To Create Major Minor Diminished Augmented and Seventh Chords.
Then simply apply this knowledge to your own musical instrument. By acquiring this knowledge about how to build your own chords you will be head and shoulders above many other “musicians” out there in your knowledge of music theory and chord building.