Bringing our Sing and Play Courses to an end with the move towards Grand Staff notation. This module introduces the clefs, including the terms tonic and dominant. We will also briefly cover fa so that our students are ready to move away from pentatonic music and towards diatonic.
At the same time we’re improving our fluency with letter names, landmark notes and of course that new note re needs plenty of practice.
Make the jump from solfa to letter names and clefs, the Doremi way. Then delve deeper into the major and minor tonalities that come from transforming melodies.
Followed by Helen’s approach to introducing chords and theory in a musical and engaging way.
As always, Helen’s unique dissection reveals just how complex the tasks are. But following the micro-steps makes it super simple. You just need to know how!
Following on from Doremi Piano Sing and Play, Helen uses a partnership of books.
Doremi Piano Let’s Play – Move onto the Grand Staff and absolute letter names and refine their reading skills with Let’s Play. A fantastic resource for sight reading practice too. Even students who haven’t started lessons with the Doremi Piano approach can jump in here to learn or consolidate Grand Staff reading skills.
Doremi Going Wild – This contains fun traditional animal songs. It starts with mrd and moves onto more complex tonesets involving hand movements but with relatively simple accompaniments to ensure the student moves forward with confidence. Uses the keys of C, G, F and D majors.
Doremi Piano Classical Kick-Off – When your student is ready, move into Western Art Music with this great introduction to classical piano music. 10 pieces carefully selected to inspire students who are Initial to pre-Grade 1 and includes pieces composed by Türk, Vogel, Dunhill, Gurlitt, Reinagle and Haydn. It doesn’t require any prior knowledge of Kodály.