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Bearing in mind that my notation is known as STEPPING STONE NOTATION we now see how my FILLED IN notation leads on to TRADITIONAL notation.
At fig 1)
we have an excerpt from the First piece of Group1 written in FILLED IN notation.
Notice how the notes representing black keys have been "filled in" by the student.
Compare that with an excerpt from the Eleventh piece of Group1, Book I, written in TRADITIONAL NOTATION.
At fig 2)
in TRADITIONAL NOTATION you may ask "how do I know whether that note represents a white key or a black key?".
This all depends on the KEY-SIGNATURE which indicates the scale on which the piece is based - and disregarding the key-signature leads to playing wrong notes.
So key-signatures do often cause anxiety but this is not the case if you use the KEYBOARD SCALE DIAGRAM.
to 2 c) Keyboard-Scale Diagram