Tech Tip Tuesday

Virtual Piano Keyboards

Sing Me A Song Mr. Piano Man!

Do you hate having to lead the song "Happy Birthday" ? How about leading your students in "Happy BIrthday" using your computer as a piano keyboard


(Try it on the new interactive LCD screen in the library.)


Go to http://piano.congland.com/ or http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/guitar.htm



Basic Instructions:

  1. Go to one of the tools listed above.
  2. Play notes in one of three ways:
    a. Click the on-screen keys with your mouse.
    b. Touch the on-screen keys on your interactive whiteboard.
    c. Press the home-row keys on your computer keyboard.

Songs to Try (from Tammy Worcester's Tech Tips!)

Happy Birthday:

Computer keyboard:

a a s a f d

a a s a g f

a a k h f d s

u u h f g f

Piano (on-screen) keyboard:

C C D C F E

C C D C G F

C C C1 A F E D

Bb Bb A F G F

Jeopardy:

Computer Keyboard:

g k g a g k g

g k g k ; l k j h y

g k g a g k g

k h g f d s a

Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

G C1 G C G C1 G

G C1 G C1 E1 D1 C1 B A G#

G C1 G C G C1 G

C1 A G F E D C

The Alphabet Song or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Ba Ba Black Sheep

Computer Keyboard:

a a g g h h g

f f d d s s a

g g f f d d s

g g f f d d s

a a g g h h g

f f d d s s a

Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

C C G G A A G

F F E E D D C

G G F F E E D

G G F F E E D

C C G G A A G

F F E E D D C