Hard copy book
A4 36 pages
The Best Ever Read Music by Drawing is cheerful learning at its effective best.
How this book is structured
Introductory Information: treble and bass clefs, the piano note names, sharps, flats and note values.
Note identification uses drawing as the visualisation tool for memorisation. If I say the word sheep, a picture of a sheep comes to mind. The same principle of learning applies here.
(example pages of the 36 pages in the book)
How and why this book works so well
Students love this workbook to the extent that they grasp the concepts immediately and want to keep exploring further under their own steam.
- Memorisation happens on a more practical level because note recognition is more easily matched to the pitch location on the instrument or instruments being studied.
- The physical act of drawing reinforces each note’s position on the staff locks into the mind each mental image.
- The pictures have been selected very carefully to represent each note so that the picture itself indicates pitch.
An example: treble clef high C has a crown picture because it is worn up high.
- The drawings have been made simple enough for easy and quick copying by the young student.
- Note that the drawing part of this book starts after Section One.
How many notes are taught?
All line and space notes and up to two leger-line notes in both treble and bass staves have a copy-and-draw identity picture built on the semibreve shape. Students work at their own pace. Revision and assessment tasks are included.
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Price per workbook: AU$30.00
Price per set of 5 workbooks: $110.00