1 - Pick A Key

Most Kids Learn Piano Live songs are "in the key of C". That means that C is the main note for the song and there are no sharps or flats. But you can move around to other keys like the key of F, for example, where F is the main note and all the B's are B flats instead. We'll always give you the chart for our suggested key based on what would be easiest to sing along with or what what key it was in for the most popular version, but you can also click here for a list of all the keys and try out different keys on your own. When playing in a new key, you will have to count up to each of the notes in the song until you get used to seeing it as a pattern and not a list of notes.

2 - Play The Numbers

In each key, the name of the key is that key's #1. For example, in the key of F, F = #1. In the key of A, A = #1. In the key of E flat, E flat = #1. The rest of the numbers go in order after the #1. So the #2 in the key of A is B. The number 2 in the key of G is A. The #2 in the key of B flat is C. (see the chart in the link above for more clarification on this.) Now you just play the numbers listed in the "melody" section. Just like in level 1, though, you'll have to be careful to follow the right direction for the notes. For example, going from a 3 to 5 seems like you would just go up past #4, but if it is a 3 DOWN to a 5, you might have to go to the left on your piano past 2, 1, 7, and 6 to get to your 5. Just be careful and always ask yourself, "Is the next note up or down or the same" before moving to that number.

3 - Get Funky With The Left Hand

The "chords" section tells you what to do with your left hand. All you have to do is play every other note starting on the number listed until your left hand is playing 3 notes all together. So a "1" chord would be the 1, the 3 and the 5 all played at the same time. A "3" chord would be a 3, a 5 and a 7 all allowed at the same time. Try out different variations to see what sounds good to you: break it up and play one at a time...or play just some of the chord and leave the rest out...or play some of the numbers in a different octave...or...