Preparatory C (from 5+). Lesson 6
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What is the priority in learning and teaching music?
The central figure of my Method is the learner.
An “ideal performance” of a music piece is not a priority of our teaching.
The main product of our efforts is the stable, successful and fun development of a child or adult beginner in learning to play the piano. However, an “ideal performance” often appears as a side effect.
Music is a tool that helps us bring out the best qualities of every student. We can use music to make a person stronger and improve the unique quality of someone’s inner self.
Unfortunately, we may teach a student to play one piano piece beautifully, but kill forever any love of making music.
Music was, is and always will be here on this earth. And only fun and successful learning will promote the desire to further develop or even master a student’s musical skills.
Music notation should be adjusted to the student’s perception. Changing music to make it easier or to digitize it doesn’t hurt a music text.
On the other hand, students can be hurt if they have to deal with the user-unfriendly way of reading music.
Ideal performance is an abstract notion. Performance that is far from ideal can’t hurt a music piece. Demanding that a student play perfectly and forcing the student to submit to this goal can cause incurable damage to the student’s psychological health.
Ultimately, it can affect his/her entire life. Learners—with their self-sufficiency, uniqueness, confidence and their own strengths—are the priority of the Hiner Method.
We have no right to decide for learners, whether or not they will be professional musicians. Therefore, we cannot push them to become concert pianists. Our task is to involve students in music and instill in them a love of communicating with sounds.
Let's start with the shorter and more simple version of it - from the "Spookie Wind":
1. It will take only three white and two black keys.
2. Show your child, which finger is the "white cat" and which is "black key"
3. Let him/her play on their own
4. Let the kids to play as many times as they want!
We created a video for you. Let's call it «Spookie Wind Song»!
2. Gentle Piano® -
Альбом First Steps Level 0.1:
Rainbow (Cross Hands Variation): learning to play P1H, P3H
3. Piano Hand Position Exercises by Olga Egorova: 'Stretching over the piano'. This exercise helps not only visually, but also muscularly grasp the keyboard space.
1. Note Alphabet®:
If the child does a good job with the module, ask him to sing the notes he is working with. This contributes to the development of not only voice, but also music ear development.
2. Alphabet song from La. Listen and memorize.
Working with cards: place the rows of notes in forward and backward direction, hide the сфквы and guess their names.
3. Repeat the rows of notes from Do, Re, Mi, Fa and Sol.
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. Music sight-reading/sight-singing
Learn to play and sing with the help of pictures: Gentle Piano®- Nursery Songs Primer.
Humpty - Dumpty - R1, R3, L1, L3, P1, P3
2. Piano piece for mastering:
Introductory Songs: "French Song" S, затем R - RH, левой рукой L-LH и двумя руками P-PH
3. Продолжаем совершенствовать игру пьесы Hot Cross Buns с компьютером и без....
1. Keep working on the ТEASER: Gentle Piano®: E. Humperdinck “Slumber Song” find in the Favorite Classics Primer Album
2. Check out the story "What it takes to make mistakes?"
In the story you will hear Humperdink's music - the "Slumber Song"
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