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To learn the notes on a keyboard, find a set of 3 white keys surrounding 2 black keys, followed by 4 white keys enclosing 3 black keys. This pattern is consistent for all keyboards. The first white key in the set is the C key and the next white key is D, then E, F, G, followed by A, B and C again. The black keys are half a note between the white keys. The black key between C and D is either C sharp or D flat, the key between D and E is either D sharp or E flat, and so on. There is no black key between B and C or E and F. If you want to learn to recognize different octaves on a keyboard, keep reading the article!
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