Music lessons.

Music is fun. Learning to read music takes repetition and practice. That's one thing we work on three times a week. I alternate it with literature.

Music is fun. Learning to read music takes repetition and practice. That’s one thing we work on three times a week. I alternate it with literature.

We practice piano every day in our house. Currently, we are using the Faber and Faber Primer series. It’s a good series – when I teach beginners this is the series we start with. The only problem is that there’s not enough repetition in the note reading.

For a child, reading the music is going to be the hardest part – besides getting their fingers to work. Once they can read music fluently, the fingers seem to become easier – maybe it’s just because they don’t have to work so hard at reading music, so they focus on playing the music.

So I needed some more lessons for my kids to read music – to practice reading the notes and knowing what they are.

Here’s what we are doing this week:

Basic note reading:

C-D treble clef (Unit 1)

C-D-E treble clef (Unit 2)

Whole notes, half notes ( drawing them on the staff paper).

 

 

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