Minor 5-finger patterns Piano Pages   William Wieland
Minor 5-finger patterns are all whole steps (W) except a half step () between the 2nd and 3rd notes. The pattern is
Right Hand Finger Numbers: 12  345
Interval: WWW
Left Hand Finger Numbers: 54  321
d and aall white piano keys
c and gone black key in the middle
c# and g#one white key in the middle
Visual Aid

Since you probably know your Major 5-finger Patterns, minor 5-finger patterns are easy. To change a major 5-finger pattern to a minor 5-finger pattern, simply lower the middle note a half step. The following button will choose "difficult" keys more often than easy keys. It will include all keys.

f and f#3rd & 4th piano keys are different
e and eb2nd piano key is different
b and bb2nd & 5th piano keys are different
Develop good playing habits:
  • Ample Distance from the Keyboard (and Centered)
  • Upright Sitting Posture
  • Relaxed Arms and Shoulders
  • Relaxed and Natural Hand Position
  • Supported Wrists
  • Steady Tempo
  • Unchanging Dynamics
  • Unchanging Articulation