How to the Play Black Piano Keys
Notice how the above scale begins with the index finger: the long fingers are best suited for the black piano keys, so avoid hitting the accidentals with your thumb or pinky.
Tip: When starting a scale with a long finger, try to place your thumb on the next white key possible. For example, in the G-flat major scale above, the thumb hits the fourth note (a Cb flat), which is a white key. *
* C flat and B are essentially the same note: Learn about the piano keyboard’s hidden accidentals.