Preparatory C (from 5+). Lesson 42
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In our Pedagogy class today we are going to talk about:
Initial Stages of Attention Development with Hiner Method
We already learned that playing the piano with music notation is a complex skill. It includes the ability to see the notes and play them with both hands.
I. Right Hand, Left Hand, and the Grand Staff
The Grand Staff has two clefs. Humans have two hands. Treble clef is on the right, and bass clef is on the left.
First we build the awareness about that. We may ask a child to raise his right ("green") or left ("brown") hand. With the help of this simple exercise, students can usually memorize the names of the hands very quickly.
We may use green and brown bracelets to help focus the student's attention on the music stave in horizontal position.
In the future, the skill of interacting with music stave both vertically and horizontally will become useful not only in music, but also in the study of geometry, at the least.
Introducing Student's Attention to the Names of Notes on Speech and Tactile Level
Each note has a name. We can pronounce the names of the notes. Notes can be touched with the fingers of the right and the left hand.
Keys have the same names as notes. Every note has its own «house» - its own key.
Guess Key is a module with the help of which your student can learn to see the keys one by one and study piano geography. Picture and sound help focus visual attention on each key.
With the help of the Guess Key Module you can measure the child’s progress with precise numbers. You can pause the game by pressing F1 key to record the result. You can track your child’s progress by the increase in the number of points.
Keys and notes are arranged in particular orders. This is why we learn to memorize music notes sequences.
This exercise will assist the visual focus in locating a particular key or note in a row more quickly.
Music notes sequences are better perceived first by ear (onomatopoeic skill) with the help of a special song in a form of a rhyme. With the song as a framework, the student begins to put together card rows.
This type of work gradually develops into the Note Alphabet game, which requires more attention and with constant acceleration teaches the student to put together most common musical sequences.
With the Note Alphabet Module it is also possible to measure the student’s progress in locating the notes and piano keys on the musical notes sequences. You can pause the module after some time by pressing F1 key to write down the results. You can track your student’s progress by the increase in the number of points.
Young beginners can recite entire circle of Note Alphabet after learning how to speak.
Later on, attention transforms its knowledge of Note Alphabet to the study of scales, intervals, triads, and chords in music theory, harmony, and polyphony.
1. We improve the game of the scale of Ganon's exercise No. 1 with separate and two hands with a metronome. We play at an average pace. We try to play even sounds, remember the exercises of O.M. Egorova and watch your hand and elbows.
2. If possible, repeat the exercises of the previous lessons.
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1. Gentle Piano®- Reading from a sheet. First Steps: Fingerobics #6
Play R, L и P на 2, 4, 5, 6
2. Gentle Piano®- A piece to perform - Альбом Boogie 1 - "Cat Boogie"
We continue to work on memorizing the play.
Improving performance with separate and two hands with the help of TEACHING VIDEOS:
3. Gentle Piano®- New piece to perform - Album Favorite Classic 1 - Ode to Joy: R и L
TEASER: Gentle Piano® - more complex version "Ode to Joy" in Album Favorite Classic 1 - Ode to Joy: R, L
And a lighter one in Introductory Songs 0. Played with two hands.
We find other interpretations of the work on the Internet and listen - we look.
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