• Chris Caton-Greasley

Junior Fluency: D3 and D5

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

The purpose of this piece is to practice the new notes and gain experience playing hands together.


Requirements


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

 

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 practice the notes D3 and D5

  • This piece also uses C3 and C5

Interpretation Skills

  • To use a crotchet

  • To use a minim

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


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.


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