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Junior Fluency C3 and C5

Updated: Jul 5, 2021

The purpose of this piece is to learn the notes C3 and C5. It introduces the ability to play hands together.



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 C3

  • To learn the note C5

Interpretation Skills

  • To use a crotchet

  • To use a minim

  • To play hands together

Musicianship Skills

  • To use the left hand

  • To use the right hand

  • To understand finger numbers

  • Good hand position



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 little finger on C3 and C5, 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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