Music Department
Creative Arts Division
De Anza College
 
 
5-Finger Patterns
 
Worksheet 3
Page 3
Music 12A Piano 1

 

How to Form a 5-Finger Pattern

* First tone: Tonic
* Second tone: Whole Step Up
* Third tone: Whole Step Up
* Fourth tone: Half Step Up
* Fifth tone: Whole Step Up

 

Ode to Joy

3 3 4 5 | 5 4 3 2 | 1 1 2 3 | 3 2 2 -
3 3 4 5 | 5 4 3 2 | 1 1 2 3 | 2 1 1 -

To be played with the right hand

 

Aura Lee

5 2 3 2 | 1 4 1 - | 2 3 4 3 | 2 - - -
5 2 3 2 | 1 4 1 - | 2 3 4 3 | 2 - - -

To be played with the left hand

 

When the Saints Go Marching In

RH: 1 3 4 5 -- 1 3 4 5 - - 1 3 4 5 3 1 3 2 - -
LH: _ _ _ 5 - - _ _ _ 5 - - _ _ _ 5 _ __ 2 - -

RH: 3 3 2 1 - 1 3 5 5 5 4 - - 3 4 5 3 1 2 1 - -
LH: _ _ _ 5 - _ _ _ _ 2- _ _ _ _5 _ _ _ 5 - -