Preparatory B (from 3 to 5). Lesson 40
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Hiner Method of teaching Music Appreciation. What’s new?
Before the Hiner approach, music appreciation was presented to children spontaneously. It was considered that the distinct and concrete result of music appreciation was not important. Whether or not the children learned the material they listened to was not important. The main thing was to let them hear this or that piece of music.
We believe that the thoughtless and unsystematic inclusion of classical music can also be just a “littering of space,” especially if a child perceives a musical masterpiece as background noise and does not assimilate any musical thought.
But how to teach your kid to listen consciously to classic works?
This is where the uniqueness of the Hiner approach lies.
In the Hiner Method, the child gets acquainted with the classics through the so-called "teasers." Before he or she faces a masterpiece of musical art, we give the child the brightest and shortest quotes to “read.”
Since the “Soft Mozart” system allows even the youngest children to communicate with the music notation one-to-one using our Elementary and Interactive Music Staff, he or she is able to listen to and play “teasers,” perceiving the musical themes not only through hearing and voice, but most importantly with his or her own fingers.
Here are the main stages of such training and its main principles:
"The driver remembers the road better than the passenger." We give students the opportunity to play themes from the works that you and your child are currently studying.
That is why there are a lot of simplified arrangements of classical music fragments in the library of the Soft Mozart program repertoire. Parents of a child can easily perform such fragments. Even learning them helps children memorize elements of music from the very first tries (even if played imperfectly).
For the little ones, we created tiny “quotes” from musical masterpieces that children can read and perform on their own.
In addition to working with the elementary musical text, the child lays out tiny melodies from musical masterpieces with cards. This greatly develops his musical memory and hearing.
And only after the brightest themes are processed among all family members, we offer to start listening the masterpieces in their original form. Previously learned quotes become clues that help a child hear individual fragments more clearly and respond to music more consciously.
Systematization of "immersion" in musical masterpieces.
We do not haphazardly give material to listen to: we do not offer children “musical vinaigrettes.”
After working on a “quote” or “quotations,” we select interpretations of a particular musical work with professional precision and offer it to students to listen to regularly for a month.
We ourselves choose interpretations of a musical masterpiece and teach teachers and parents to do this with the help of numerous samples on the Internet.
As a result of regular listening to the same masterpiece in different interpretations, the child gradually develops a musical perception of not only the familiar and beloved "teasers," but begins to follow the development of musical thought in general. He or she becomes a full-fledged listener to the classics and begins to truly love it.
Piano Hand Position Exercises by Olga Egorova: 'Stretching over the piano'. This exercise helps not only visually, but also muscularly grasp the keyboard space.
Keep mastering all the previous exercises.
1. Continue to read and color the book "Kingdom Of Tune"
2. Learning to match chords to melodies using the program Gentle Piano®
Album Solfeggio Chords 1 Major C
1. Listen to the piece on S
2. Play your left hand on L1 or L3
3. Press LH and try to find a chord to the melody by heart
4. Record the result
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1. Keep mastering "Lazy Mary" with TEACHING VIDEOS and without, with computer and without. .
2. Let's start the new piano piece - "Little dog gone" from the same album Nursery 1:
Play R1 and L1.
3. Repeat all the previous pieces.
4. Music Sight-Reading: ТEASER - Strauss "Radetzky's March" : RH, LH, PH
Listen to "Radetzky's March" performed by a brass band:
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