Preparatory B (from 3 to 5). Lesson 41
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Integration with story or theatrical action. For early learners, it is especially important to follow the development of musical thought. The easiest way to do this is if there is a fascinating story behind the image. In our Method there are samples of such stories (“Music and Noise,” “What it Takes to Make Mistakes,” “Heart of Music,” “Kingdom of Tune”).
A teacher can come up with any simple story that would be well combined with the musical work and its development. We teach this in sufficient detail with the help of fairy tales about the "Kingdom of Tune." This is a very interesting and fascinating process.
However, without musical "teasers"--the ability to play the material of any story or fairy tale-- the effectiveness of learning falls.
"The driver remembers the road better than the passenger." Active learning prevails. Always!
From active music listening to music history and musicology. The ability to play a classical piece of music at least partially, the ability to dive into it and recognize various interpretations, prepare the platform for the child’s analytical and cognitive activity: the desire to get more information about the composer, the era, the genre of the piece, and so on.
The next step in development will be the ability to generalize and see musical art in the system of other arts. This truly awakens the child’s desire to learn more about whole layers of history, about different eras and much more.
So, from the possibility of personal interaction of the child with the musical text, the child begins the path of his or her intellectual and spiritual development. Without this small, but important personal contact with the world of sounds, the development of love for the musical language is ineffective.
This approach helps our children overcome the “clip thinking” and achieve a higher spiritual and intellectual level of development.
My sincere thanks for English adaption of the article to Reba Kochersperger
Piano Hand Position Exercises by Olga Egorova: "Visiting hands". This exercise teaches beginners the correct distribution of muscle movements when playing with crossed arms. The sensation of lifting the arm from the shoulder when hand is transferred alternately in this or that part of the instrument is being memorized. The maintaining of the 'dome' position hands is the overdrive of this exercise. Students should continue to pay attention to this.
Today I will introduce you to a very traditional module. Take a look and learn for yourself, and show your result:
Treble Staff Puzzle®
Use Left or Right arrow on the computer keyboard to place music notes on corresponding lines and spaces of the Bass or Treble staff. Use the Space key to make a note fall faster if the note is in the correct position. The correctly positioned note images compose a picture and give you points. Every completed picture opens a part of the portrait of Mozart in the right part of the screen. You have 49 different pictures to open Mozart's portrait and finish the module. Beginners should start by only playing for a short time. Please, contact our professionals for your customized guide lines playing this module!
Computer control keys
LEFT arrow - Move falling notes left or down.
RIGHT arrow - Move falling notes right or up.
Space key - Make note fall faster.
A - Switch the program to Alphabetic (A, B, C ...) note names
I - Switch the program to Italian (Solfeggio: Do, Re, Mi...) note names
Ctr-X - Exit the program.
Note name convention
Soft Mozart®uses both Alphabetical music notation - C, D, E, F, G, A and B,
and “Solfeggio” or Italian music notation - Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La and Ti.
To switch to the Alphabetical name convention press computer key A.
To switch to the Italian name convention press computer key I.
All Italian names have special mnemonic symbols to recognize and remember note names:
...the use of the Italian (Solfeggio) note name convention by any beginner or child. Its note symbols are very easy to identify and remember, even by those who can't read yet. And most importantly, Italian note names are specially designed for singing. The singing of note names helps any beginner to form a crucial musical skill to connect a pitch of a note with its name, and tie together his or her ear, voice and brain.
- Play several notes in a row correctly (the number depends on the module stage) and the program will switch to the next level of difficulty. You will get more points for every correctly played note, but the notes will move faster.
- If you make two mistakes in a row, the module will switch to a lower level of difficulty.
These modules train and develop a basic skill in music reading - to attribute any note name to a corresponding line on the Bass and Treble staves. The original design asks the player for a momentary reaction in recognizing correct lines. In the advanced level only the subconscious vision of the correspondence of lines and notes may help the player finish the module successfully.
An advanced student can finish this module in 25 minutes (13 minutes module time); beginners should start by only playing for a short time.
We recommend to work with this module for 3-5 minutes for kids from 3 to 4 year old.
If your child is developing faster or slower than our plans suggest, we recommend writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start working with our certified specialists.
1. "Little dog gone" from the Nursery 1 Album
Play the piece on R1, L1 and P1
2. Sight-reading: ТEASER - Waltz from "Serenade for String Orchestra" by Tchaikovsky. Download LMZ file from this link.
3. Play the Waltz from "Serenade for String Orchestra" by Tchaikovsky on R1 and L1
Listen to Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Serenade for String Orchestra:
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