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Fluency: After the LP

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

'After the LP' is a little age pun after a student asked me if we used the black CD's. These notes being the content of this worksheet; C and D in the third and fifth octave.



Optional Resources


Learning Objectives

The learning objective sets the reasons for learning this piece. It does not cover all reasons, only the most important ones.

Interpretation Skills

  • Play in 4 beats per bar.

  • Play hands together

  • To count the beat while playing

Fluency Skills

  • To play C5, D5

  • To play C3, D3

Demonstration Video

Complete Practice Method

  1. Read the letter names out loud.

  2. Read the music and say out loud the finger numbers you would expect to use.

  3. Using the flash cards from the PDF provided lay out the letter names in order on the table or floor. Print the pages as many times as required to have the correct number of notes.

  4. Using the rhythm cards from the PDF provided lay out the rhythm for each bar and clap or play using a percussion instrument. A tambourine would be a good option for this.

  5. Sit at the piano or keyboard. (Link: Explanation video)

  6. Play the piece saying the finger numbers out loud.

  7. Play the piece saying the letter names out loud.

  8. Play complete focusing on each note as it sounds.


Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD) MA (Mus)(Open)

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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