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#1 PART B - THE EASIEST PIANO COURSE

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The Piano Keyboard

There are WHITE KEYS and BLACK KEYS on the Piano Keyboard.

The WHITE KEYS are named
A(LA), B(SI), C(DO), D(RE), E(MI), F(FA), G(SOL)

Recite the letters of the Musical Alphabet several times.

History of Suzuki Method

Dr Shinichi Suzuki was the founder of the worldwide music education movement known as the Suzuki Method. Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1898, he was the son of Japan's first and largest violin manufacturer. Although he worked in the factory as a child, he had never learnt music formally.
Inspired by a recording by Mischa Elman of Ave Maria, Suzuki began to teach himself to play the violin. Over the next few years, he dedicated himself to the study of the instrument and then, at the age of 22, travelled to Berlin to study with the renowned violinist, Karl Klinger. It was here in Germany that Suzuki became a friend of Albert Einstein and through him, associated with many of the world's leading artists and thinkers. Suzuki met and married Waltraud Prange, a concert soprano and they returned to Japan in 1928 where he began teaching and performing with the Suzuki Quartet.

Lesson #1 Part A - How can approach to music be fairytale

buddy Sol first lesson

Once upon a time... there was a little buddy, SOL (G). In his hand he was holding a very beautiful key, like no other for any door in the world. It was a magical key since it could open a magical world full of sounds and wonderful melodies.

Music lessons for kids

Mr Sol - music lessons for kids

INTRODUCTION

What is the ideal course of a person? It is to seek love, truth, virtue and beauty. Each parent desires to help their children developing their abilities as human beings.
In order to succeed, a parent has to perceive their position not as a role, but as a natural outcome that stems from their own maturity.

Six important elements on a child's musical training

Mr Sol - music lessons for kids

Introduction

It must be realised that the first few years are particularly crucial for the child's intelligence development. The acoustic capability and learning of the mother tongue at a young age is very high, therefore that is a proper age to develop musical sensitivity as well. The value of music in our children's life, even since infancy, is being confirmed through research that constantly proves that music can entertain a child, as well as develop its skills, probably even its IQ, more efficiently.

The Kodaly Method

kodaly music method

What is the Kodaly Method?:

The Kodaly Method is a way of developing musical skills and teaching musical concepts beginning in very young children. This method uses folk songs, Curwen hand signs, pictures, movable-do, rhythm symbols and syllables. It was first introduced in Hungary but is now used in many countries, either alone or in combination with other methods.

The Orff Approach

The Orff Method is a way of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments (i.e. xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels). Lessons are presented with an element of "play" helping the children learn at their own level of understanding.


What is Orff-Schulwerk?

Also known as the Orff Method, Orff Approach or Music for Children; it is a way of introducing and teaching children about music on a level that they can easily comprehend. Musical concepts are learned through singing, chanting, dance, movement, drama and the playing of percussion instruments. Improvisation, composition and a child's natural sense of play are encouraged.

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