Preparatory B (from 3 to 5). Lesson 47
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In traditional training, there are two approaches at the beginning of training - rhythm, meter and duration:
1. Teachers speak of symbols of duration and proportion. The student must remember how the signs look and what value each of them has. This approach is part of the lessons of music theory.
2. Teachers ask the student to repeat this or that rhythmic pattern using the same old mechanical muscle memory: clap to the beat or play by ear.
How do we teach note duration?
In Soft Mozart, we propose a different approach: the study of musical time in the process of interaction with musical notesound (my term).
Each note in each piece of music has a beginning, development and completion.
The girl in this picture is experiencing the completion of 2 notes. They turned into butterflies on the screen after the completion.
As a rule, the teacher in the "traditional" class tries to control this process, singing along to the student, exploding the rhythm, playing with the beginner synchronously and guiding him/her with all kinds of tips. In this case, the teacher plays the role of a “live” punching bag for a while, until the student either understands “how it works” or refuses classes.
This is a rather inefficient and thankless job.
In Soft Mozart, we laid the foundation of the process in a computer program.
Interaction with the keyboard using computer animation helps any person, even a 2-year-old child, not only to see, but also to feel the process of creating each musical sound with the fingertips.
The ability to control the duration of a note in real time, working with musical sound, has become a huge breakthrough in music education.
Let's get back to our topic of pedagogy ...
So ... Preparatory measures for the development of concentration and impact power are:
Note Duration ® is a module helps make a gradual shift from visual to muscle attention. Initially, the effort of a student’s attention is directed towards the solving of visual problems (see note in a certain halo of color and bring it to the segment with the same hue by pressing the space bar).
Guess Key is a module that helps attention work on the key geography. It can be used for a smoother transition from stickers to tabs and from synthesizer to piano.
Playing scales and exercises on synthesizer and piano helps attention learn to control the strength of the impact force, because muscles work on autopilot mode.The transition from synthesizer to piano will be smoother for the student’s attention, if he starts by playing the piano exercises that he previously worked on.
Piano Hand Position Exercises by Olga Egorova: "The Crane"
This exercise helps the child to feel the weight of each hand. The use of arm and gravity weight optimizes piano technique and helps achieve a deep, powerful sound without unnecessary physical effort. This in turn affects the technique of the piano performance, because this optimization allows you to focus on the development of fluency of the fingers. A common problem for students when playing keyboard instruments is the inability to use the weight of the hand quite full and fixing the elbow joint. This exercise develops a feeling that helps to avoid a problem in the future.
2. Keep mastering all of the previous exercises
Bass Staff Puzzle® - keep working on the module and write the score down.
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1. "Little dog gone" - keep mastering the piece by playing with and without computer, with and without the TEACHING VIDEOS.
2. Boogie 1 - "Rock group" - play R1 and L1
3. Repeat all of your previous piano pieces.
4. Music Sight-Reading Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf" - "Cat's Theme"
Play R1, L1 and P1
Listen to Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf" - "Cat's Theme":
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