Piano Level 2 Help

In Level 2 the right hand plays the melody (tune) and the left hand plays the accompaniment. Occasionally the roles reverse. Your hands are placed one octave apart. You will be reading the musical notes for both the right hand and left hand simultaneously. The right hand reads from the top stave using the treble clef.  The left hand reads from the bottom stave using the bass clef. The pieces of piano sheet music in Level 2  have either 4 beats in a bar or 3 beats in a bar.

Piano Level 2
Piano Level 2

Level 2 Music Notation












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Crotchet or Quarter Note Rest

This rest is worth 1 beat



Minim or Half Note Rest

This rest is worth 2 beats. 



Semibreve Rest or Whole Note Rest or Bar Rest

This symbol means either rest for 4 beats or rest for the entire bar. 



Dotted Crotchet or Dotted Quarter Note

This note is worth 1 and a half  beats



Quaver or Eighth Note

This note is worth half a beat.



Chord or Triad of C Major

Play the notes C, E and G together in the right hand.



Chord or Triad of C Major

Play the notes C, E and G together in the left hand.



Chord or Triad of G7

Play the notes D, F and G together in the right hand.



Chord or Triad of G7

Play the notes D, F and G together in the left hand.



Key Signature of F Major

Every B is played as a B flat. In Level 2 if you see one flat in the key signature, you are in the key of F Major.



Key Signature of G Major

Every F is played as an F sharp. In Level 2 if you see one sharp in the key signature, you are in the key of G Major.