Preparatory B (from 3 to 5). Lesson 44
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In our Pedagogy Class today we are going to summarize the knowledge about gradual eye-hand coordination of toddler with my method.
1. Our initial goal is to teach our toddler to see at least one note, one corresponding key, and to press the key.
Let’s pose the following tasks to the student’s attention:
- to see the note of the right hand;
- to find the corresponding key;
- to press the key.
To See the Note
Open the Hot Cross Buns piece in the Gentle Piano Module.
The amount of times it takes to focus on note Mi varies depending on child's age and level of development.
The child already knows that Mi is a Mirror.
We can show Mi on the screen so that the child knew where to look. However, it is better not to do it and let him find it on his own.
The child's attention has three main objectives:
- To decide on which flower to focus the eye.
- To decide which flower belongs to the right hand.
- To decide which image represents the ''mirror''
If the child’s attention still needs improvement, you can help him by partially covering the screen to direct the energy of focus towards a single note.
Teaching a Student to Perceive Characteristics of Each Note
Besides having a name, each notes has a unique position on the music staff. Both of these variables are equally important for the student's attention. It will be fairly easy to develop the skill of reading lines and spaces with the help of audo memory and vision if attention is first directed towards identifying the name of the note on the music staff and then towards its position,
In order to facilitate this type of activity:
We work on the skill of identifying notes on and between the lines. Contrasting color helps the student's attention sort this information quickly.
We develop this idea with the help of the following concept: notes on the lines are "girls," and notes between the lines are "boys."
With the help of the cards, we teach students to discern regular notes on the lines and between the lines. First, one by one; and then, two at a time.
The skill of quick visual line and space orientation is developed through the Fruit Lines Module that you already practiced this academic year.
Piano Hand Position Exercises by Olga Egorova: "Walking fingers"
This exercise helps to simulate the movement of fingers and hands outside the keyboard space, which helps not to be distracted by additional complications and to understand the muscle specificity of "walking" on the keys. Exercise prepared and filmed by the Soft Mozart certified teacher in Moscow (Russia) Olga Egorova
Treble Staff Puzzle® - Try to stick to the same timing when working on this module. Don't forget to record the result after pressing F1
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1. "Little dog gone" from the Nursery 1 Album
Keep memorizing the piece: RH, LH and PH
2. Sight-reading: ТEASER - Waltz from "Serenade for String Orchestra" by Tchaikovsky. R3, L3 and P3
3. Keep practicing the previous pieces
Waltz from "Serenade for String Orchestra" by Tchaikovsky.
Listen to the masterpiece interpretation:
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