PA Primer: I Like Song, I Hear the Echo, Half Notes, pianoforte
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23h ago
 This post includes activities that correlate with "The I Like Song " and " I Hear the Echo" in Piano Adventures Primer. Music Sample Click the links below to watch the Adventure Learning Videos play along with backing tracks or try the super student challenges.  AL page 19 AL Page 20 Theory Watch the Dynamics Video. Games Online MLC Meteor Match game - Identify Rhythm Note Names  $ Bug Slug Mitten Match 1 Supplementary Music Piano Safari Rote Piece Cleaver the Beaver Cleaver the Beaver Performance Video Improvisation Watch the sample&nbs ..read more
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PA Primer: Walk Song and Tightrope, Quarter Notes
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23h ago
This post includes activities that correlate with "Walking Song" and "Tightrope" in Piano Adventures Primer Lesson Book. Music Sample Click the links below to watch the Adventure Learning Videos or try the super student challenges.  AL page 14 AL page 15 AL page 16 AL page 17 Games $ Susan Paradis Underwater Rhythm Hunt  or Fishy Rhythm Match  Supplementary Music Piano Safari Herbie Hippo Herbie Hippo Reminder Video Performance Improvisation Watch the sample Black Key Improvisation below. Then create your own melodies on the black keys. For ..read more
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PA Primer: Into the Cave/3 Kittens, Black Key Groups, High/Low
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23h ago
This post includes activities that correlate with "Into the Cave" and "3 Little Kittens" in the Piano Adventures Primer lesson book. Music Sample Click the links below to watch the Adventure Learning Videos  or try the super student challenges.  AL Video page 12 Games MLC Storm Chasers 1 - Hearing High and Low Improvisation Activity 1: C Pentascale Improvisation Create your own melodies by playing the notes from the C pentascale in any order (CDEFG) as you listen to the backing track. Ukulele Little Idea Hey! A New Beginning Buddy Tendern ..read more
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PA Primer: Black Ants/Black Birds Hand Position and Finger #s
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23h ago
This post includes activities that correlate with "Black Ants" and "Black Birds" in Piano Adventures Primer. Music Sample Click the links below to watch the Adventure Learning Videos in Unit 1 or try the super student challenges.  Adventure Learning Video page 5 AL Video page 7 AL Video page 8 AL Video page 9 AL Video page 10 AL Video page 11 Technique Follow along with the motions of the Caterpillar Crawl as you watch the video about the hand motions we use to play the piano. Nile Crocodile Piano Hand Position Story Once upon a time, there lived a crocodile named Nile. &nb ..read more
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Piano Adventures 3B: Rondoletto and Technique Review
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4d ago
 This post includes lesson plans for "Rondoletto" by Christian Brunner in Piano Adventures 3A Technique. Music Samples Choose a video of Rondoletto to watch below and pay attention to the different technique motions the pianist uses. Improvisation Can you create your own piece that imitates the melody rhythms in this piece but uses the notes in a different order? 1. Choose a key signature for your improvisation. 2. Experiment with right-hand melodies as you think of the words "Caterpillar Jump, Caterpillar Jump, Caterpillar Caterpillar Fly." 3. Consider adding a melodic s ..read more
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Piano Improvisation "Are You Sleeping" Leila Viss Noodle Challenge Day 2
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2w ago
  I signed up for Leila Viss's noodle challenge because I have loved hearing about and implementing her creative ideas in the past after attending her workshops and reading her blog for years. I hope to expand my own confidence in improvising. I got a late start after being out of town, but had a lot of fun creating this quick video of a jazzy version of "Are You Sleeping" that I created in less than 2 minutes. It is a lot of fun to play with energy but my kids might name it "The Rude Awakening" if I start playing it in the early morning hours! To sign up and get some fresh and free  ..read more
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Let's Play Music Connections Online Activities
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3w ago
Choose the link below that has supplementary activities for the Let's Play Music Connections book lessons. The theory, improvisation, and music and movement activities can be done in private lessons, group lessons, piano lab, or assigned for at-home practice. #1 LPM Musical Elements and Chord Symbols #2 LPM Cadences and Inversions #3 LPM Note Naming and Chord Variations #4 LPM Rhythm and Counting #5 LPM Intervals #6 LPM Major Scales and Key Signatures #7 LPM Triads and Roman Numerals #8 LPM New Yellow -V7 Chords Related Posts: Let's Play Music Bridge Online ..read more
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LPM Connections 8 and V7 Chords
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3w ago
This post includes activities for Let's Play Music Connections Lesson 8   Music and Movement Listen to the audio of a video of your choice below as you march a steady beat with your feet and clap the rhythm of the melody. This song is sometimes called “Prince of Denmark’s March.” Prince of Denmark's March- Orchestra  Trumpet Voluntary Piano Cover Joseph Martin Trumpet Voluntary Organ Listen to Classics .for Kids Marches Not Written for Bands or Parades to hear a trumpet variation and more march music. Improvisation For Echo Edison improvise an “answer” using notes from the ..read more
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LPM Connections 7 Triads and Roman Numerals
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3w ago
 This post includes activities for Let's Play Music Connections Lesson 7 Triads and Roman Numerals. Music Sample Choose a version of Cockles and Mussels to listen to below. Can you spot any differences in the melody compared to your music? Patty Gurdy Molly Malone Sin'ead O' Connor Molly Malone  Supplementary Music with Triads Listen to the First half of the  demo of Heart and Soul if you need a reminder of the chord pattern. Play the I vi IV V chord progression as you listen to I Love the Mountains (or play duet) Can you change between root chords quickly enough to m ..read more
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LPM Connections 6 Major Scales and Key Signatures
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3w ago
 This post includes activities for LPM Connections Lesson 6 Major Scales and Key Signatures, Theory Learn the Major Scale Pattern Song with this Free Printable Major Scale Pattern Sheet Music. Challenge: Can you transpose it to another key? "The pattern of the major scale starts with the Tonic - Whole Whole Half -Whole Whole Whole Half. That's a major scale!" Watch the first half of the  PianoAnne Circle of 5ths Video to learn more about sharp key signatures and the Circle of Fifths. Improvisation with One Octave Scales Watch the sample Create First Impro ..read more
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