Playing Musical Scales on Piano


Playing Musical Scales on Piano

Playing a scale on piano, requires a fingering skill. The two main types of musical clefs, the Treble Clef is usually played with the right hand and the Bass Clef is normally played with the left hand.
  • Playing Treble Clef with the right hand

    Beginning with the thumb, play the first three notes, then hook the thumb under your third finger and proceed playing the F to C with your Thumb and remaining four fingers. Consequently the scale is played as 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5 with 1 being your thumb and five being your little finger.

  • Playing Bass Clef with the left hand

    Beginning with the little finger on the left hand, play the first five notes, then pass the 3rd finger over your thumb and proceed playing the A to C with your third finger, second and finally your thumb. Consequently the scale is played as 1,2,3,4,5,1,2,3 with 1 being your little finger and five being your little thumb. Generally the opposite layout of the right hand.