Piano Book: Step By Step #7

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Start from Middle C (to the right). R.H.=C-D-E-F-G (1-2-3-4-5)
  • Start from Middle C (to the left). L.H. = C-B-A-G-F (1-2-3-4-5)
  • Match music notes (shown above) on music staff (what do they live on music staff)

2.

  • Review Quarter Note/ Note Value
  • Introduce Half Note/ Note Value

* John Thompson’s Easiest piano course, page 10

3. Introduce “Metronome”

* Metronome App

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Piano Book: Step By Step #4

In this lesson, you will learn:

  1. How to draw:
  • The Staff
  • Treble Clef
  • Bass Clef

2. What “Middle C” Looks like on Clef Signs

(John Thompson, page 6)

Lesson Plan:

  • Review (#3)
  • Staff=5 Lines, 4 Spaces
  • Treble Clef (start with “2nd Line”)
  • Bass Clef (Start with “4th Line, and Dots on “3rd & 4th Space”)
  • Music from Last week on “The Staff”. Find “Middle C”
  • More Music Tunes to practice Music Letters

 

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Piano Book: Step By Step #3

In this lesson, we will learn:

  • Practice More “Music Letter”
  • Practice More “Finger Number”
  • Music goes Up and Down (high/low)

What we will need:

  1. Drawing Pad
  2. Color Pencils/ Color Pens (or simply use your favor color or writing tool)

Lesson Plan:

  • Review (#3)
  • Use familiar tune for this lesson. For instance:
  1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  2. Itsy Bitsy Spider
  3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  4. Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Tip:

  1. At first, One Hand only
  2. Then, Both hands play together, moving in the same direction.
  3. Pay attention to the sound and your hands while playing  (“Up/Down” = “High/Low”)
  4. Play in Any Octave just for fun.

 

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Piano Book: Step By Step #2

In this lesson, we will learn:

  • Music Letters
  • Singing Names
  • Finger Numbers

What we will need:

  1. Drawing Pad
  2. Color Pencils/ Color Pens (or simply use your favor color or writing tool)

Lesson Plan:

  1. Seven Music Letters: C, D, E (1st group) ;  F, G, A, B (2nd group)

*John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course, Part One, page 4 *

2. Singing Names:

  • 1st Group: C=Do, D=Re, E=Mi
  • 2nd Group: F=Fa, G=Sol, A=La, B=Ti

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     Tip:  

     a. Use “Do, Re, Mi” from Sound of Music to memorize

      b. Game

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3. Draw your Hands:

  • Right Hand= R.H.;  Left Hand=L.H.
  • Numbers:  Thumb=1; Index Finger=2, ; Middle Finger=3; Ring Finger=4; Pinky Finger=5

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4. Music Letters on Keyboard

  • Group 1: C,D,E

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  • Group 2: F,G,A,B

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Tip:

  • Group 1: C, D, E = 3 white keys, 2 Black Keys
  • Group 2: F, G, A, B =4 White Keys, 3 Black Keys
  • Game: as shown below, or you can draw your own keyboard on the drawing pad

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Piano Book: Step By Step #1

Weekly Piano Lesson

  1. 30 minutes Lesson
  2. Once a week.
  3. You need to practice before next lesson.

每週一堂課

  1. 每週一堂 30 分鐘的課程。
  2. 切記!一定要花時間練習,才不會聚沙成塔。

 

Learning Material / 以下為此系列所需的基本教材

These are what we’ll use for Piano Book: Step By Step Series:

  1. John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course, Part One

 

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2. Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory 

 

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3. 9x 12 Drawing Pad/ 9×12 Sketch Pad with Spiral (can be bigger than 9×12)

 

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4. 3-Ring Binder 

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