This piece has been written to learn the note E3. It uses the note values of a crotchet, a minim and a semibreve. This piece also introduces the full bars rest.
Keyboard with full size keys, digital piano, studio piano or an acoustic piano (Link: Explanation).
Pencil and colours
The learning objective sets the reasons for learning this piece. It does not cover all reasons, only the most important ones.
To learn the note E3
This piece also uses C3 and D3
To use a crotchet
To use a minim
To use a semibreve
To use the time signature with 4 beats in a bar.
This is how the piece should sound after seven days practise.
Read the letter names out loud.
Read the music and say out loud the finger numbers you would expect to use.
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.
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.
Sit at the piano or keyboard. (Link: Explanation video)
Your knees slightly under the keys
Allow your left arm to hang by your side in a relaxed position
When ready lift and place with the 3rd finger on E3, keeping the natural curve of the hand.
Tap each key required in the correct rhythm.
Play the piece saying the finger numbers out loud.
Play the piece saying the letter names out loud.
Play complete focusing on each note as it sounds.