A4 36 pages

The Best Ever Read Music by Drawing is cheerful learning at its effective best.

How this book is structured

Section One:
Introductory Information: treble and bass clefs, the piano note names, sharps, flats and note values.

Section Two:
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.

Page from Section 1

Page from Section 2
Page from Section 2

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