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Seven Identical Octave Groups With Rainbow Colors

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PK-54 p8 - Mary Had a Little Lamb--Julia-1403.mp4

Julia is learning to play the piano from key maps, which are much easier to learn. (A link to the sheet music is PK-54 at the bottom of this page.) 
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About This Website and Key Maps

This site is about keyboard music. It presents the results of several decades of research and development relating to making keyboard music easier to read and easier to learn.

The main results of these development efforts are 1) a music notation system that is easier to read than traditional notation, 2) an innovative keyboard instructional series based on this notation, and 3) a whole lot of easier to play sheet music based on this notation and on our Reader's Versions of the Traditional Notation.

Therefore, what you will find on this site are 1) an explanation of the music notation systems and how they work, 2) downloadable access to the whole instructional series with exercises and graded music, and downloadable access to the entire library of sheet music that we have developed using these new and modified notations.

This website features music notation that differs from traditional notation. Our key map 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.

All of this material is available for download without charge. The music notation is called "keyboard maps" because the notation looks like a map of the keyboard, showing where to place your fingers. For short, we often refer to the keyboard maps as "key maps." Also for short, you can return to this website with: kmaps.com.

All materials are protected by copyright, but are freely available under our Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial/No Derivatives license. Link: CC License

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!

You can jump right in if you like by going to our DIRECTORY or Finder pages. But if you'd like to know more about key maps before you do that, I'm inviting you to continue reading for more information on how key maps work.

The pages that you see below are from our Unit AKM-16. If your browser doesn't show these pages, or if you want to copy them, you can click on the link at the bottom of this page, headed AKM-16. The pages will appear in a Google viewer from which you can read and copy them.

                                         John M. Honeycutt, CEO 

RP - Clayderman-Ballade for Adeline--Bryanna-1306.mp4

Bryanna learned to play the piano from key maps. Then she learned to read traditional notation from which she learned this piece. (A link to the key map sheet music is RP-NP at the bottom of this page.)

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John Honeycutt,
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