Get used to the keyboard by racing on it! Here are a series of “races” that I like to have beginning students work on. I’ve recently realized that even intermediate students can use a refresher on the keyboard. To race, first time yourself to get a baseline. Then work on your race daily as a part of your warm-up routine. Once a week do an “official timing” and see how much you have improved.
Oh yeah, you have to actually name the key out loud as you press it.
- Step up the keyboard
- Skip up the keyboard
- Octaves up the keyboard
- Chords up the keyboard
- Step down the keyboard
- Skip down the keyboard
- Octaves down the keyboard
- Chords down the keyboard
- Inversions up the keyboard
- Inversions down the keyboard
- Repeat all of the above using solfege
- For younger children – black keys up and down the keyboard
More details about the races and times will be included in my warm-up book! Don’t forget to comment if you would like a preview copy!