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Junior Fluency: D5

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

This piece is written to help students learn the note D5. It uses crotchets and minims and introduces a crotchet rest. This pieces uses a time signature of three beats in a bar.


Requirements

 

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 D5

Interpretation Skills

  • To use a crotchet

  • To use a minim

 

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. (Link: How to play the tambourine for rhythm work)

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

    1. Your knees slightly under the keys

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

    3. When ready lift and place with the second finger on D5, keeping the natural curve of the hand.

    4. Tap each key required in the correct rhythm.

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

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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