Now, let’s combine together to read a musical note in sheet music and its corresponding piano key! 3. Mental Flip Approach To Match Musical Notes And Their Corresponding Piano Keys. Below is a complete diagram that shows you how each piano key matches to a specific musical note.

If you only learn one thing about the piano key chart, make sure it’s this: The keys are not the notes (see Layout of Piano Keys). You’ll notice that each key has two different note names in the chart. In fact, technically speaking there’s no limit to the number of notes that correspond to a given key on a piano. On the piano keyboard layout this can be easily seen in the pattern of the white and black keys. So, the piano keyboard actually has only 12 different keys; 7 white keys and 5 black keys. The rest of the keys are just repeated with either higher or lower pitch.