I’ve been wanting to find a good blank keyboard diagram, but I have been unable to find anything helpful. This is my attempt to make my own blank diagram for myself in my teaching and for anyone else who may benefit from the same approach. Pictures should be used more often to help pianists learn. Guitarists have elaborate systems to remember voicings; why can’t keyboard players use the same thing adapted to their instrument? I’m not a graphic designer, but I came up with something I think will be useable. I found an image at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:My_Keyboard.jpg, and I adapted the image to create my own pdf file of 8 blank keyboard diagrams, useful for picturing chords, particularly left-hand voicings. This should also be useful for diagramming scales. Piano diagrams are helpful, but for some reason they are not used very often. I think they are very helpful when teaching new voicings. Sometimes inexperienced pianists have trouble remembering voicings, and they can’t learn to interpret a fakebook very well unless they can remember what to play in their left hand. This is an attempt to make learning the piano just a tiny bit easier!
Blank Keyboard Diagram/Piano Diagram pdf