Home of Key Maps - The Truescaled Keyboard Notation That Anyone Can Learn
Getting Started With Key Maps
Knowing that most people who arrive at this website have very little idea of what key maps are, or how they work, presents us with a dilemma. We'd like you to jump right in and make use of all of our music and instruction, which are totally free. But you can't do that without knowing how it works!
This website features music notation that differs from traditional notation. Our notation is simple, logical, beautifully proportional and is relatively (much) easier to learn. BUT IT IS DIFFERENT! It helps people start playing the keyboard BEFORE learning to read traditional notation. It is actually the only notation that some people will ever need - BUT - for many, many reasons, it is NOT intended to replace traditional notation. It supplements this notation and is specifically designed for the keyboard.
You can jump right in if you like by going to our DIRECTORY or Finder page. But if you'd like to know more about key maps before you do that, I'm inviting you to click on the AKM-10 link at the bottom of this page for a more detailed explanation. (There are several thousand pages of music and instruction on or attached to this website, and finding your way around can be a bit complicated.)
John Honeycutt, CEO
PS After viewing a unit below (AKM-10, etc.), to get back to this page, you click the back arrow in the upper left corner of the page . If you click the x at the upper right corner of your browser, you will NOT be returned to this site!