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Junior Fluency: F3

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

This piece has been written to learn the note F3. It uses the note values of a crotchet, a note value. This piece introduces the staccato symbol.


Requirements



  • Keyboard with full size keys, digital piano, studio piano or an acoustic piano (Link: Explanation).

  • Pencil and colours


Learning Objective


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


Fluency Skills

  • To learn the note F3

  • This piece also uses D3, and E3

Interpretation Skills

  • To use a crotchet

  • To use a staccato symbol.

  • To use a crotchet rest.

  • To use the time signature with 3 beats in a bar.


 

Demonstration

This is how the piece should sound after seven days practise.




Practice Notes

  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 relevant 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. Your knees slightly under the keys

  7. Allow your left arm to hang by your side in a relaxed position

  8. When ready lift and place with the 2nd finger on F3, keeping the natural curve of the hand.

  9. Tap each key required in the correct rhythm.

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

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

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





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Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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