• Chris Caton-Greasley

Fluency: Easy EE __ __ __ __

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Easy as EE (then fill in the blanks) you can follow the music of add your own. This piece focuses on E, F and G in the third and fifth octaves.


Requirements


Music


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

  • To play in 2 beats per bar.

  • To count the beat while playing

Fluency Skills

  • To play E5, F5, G5

  • To play C3, G3



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.

  9. Use the following audio file to practice playing each hand while the other is played by the audio.


Right Hand Track

This is the right hand part.

  • Play along with the right hand to ensure you can play it in time.

  • Play along with the left hand to understand how it feels hands together.


Left Hand Track

This is the left hand part.

  • Play along with the left hand to ensure you can play it in time.

  • Play along with the right hand to understand how it feels hands together


 

Notes from the Lesson


Picture 1. Bass Clef Notes

Can you name all these F clef notes?
Can you name all the bass clef notes?
  • Can you name all the notes?

  • By the time a student completes this piece all the notes have been covered at least once. I now present the five bass note flash cards.

  • Can you name them?

  • Turn the cards over when you can.





Can you name the remaining  notes?
Can you name the remaining treble notes?

Picture 2. Treble Clef Notes

  • When the card is correct turn it over to check the letter name and registration number.

  • C5 and D5 have been named already.

  • Can you name the other three?








Which is the shortest note?
Which is the longest note?


Picture 3. Note Values


When looking at flash cards its easy to focus on just the notes but the rhythm values are equally as important.


Can you put these notes in order?


Start with the longest then becoming shorter ending with the shortest note. Do you know the note names?






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