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|Modules||Age||What it teaches||Windows||Mac||More info|
|Note Duration||2+||Teaches duration of music notes through power of touch. Essential for focus, attention and ear training. After building eye-hand coordination, greatly improves spatial-temporal reasoning and rhythm.||Download||Download||Read|
|Note Alphabet||2+||Builds foundation for scales, intervals, chords and sight-reading. Essential for both hands and eye-hand coordination. Improves eye-focus and fine motor skills while developing the ear. Teaches order of notes and keys in ascending and descending order.||Download||Download||Read|
|Fruit Lines||3+||Builds solid foundation for music sight-reading. Teaches note placement on Treble and Bass Clef. Teaches ledger lines. Trains eyes to read lines and spaces of Grand Staff on the fly. Develops spatial perception of keys and notes. Improves eye-hand and both hands coordination, attention span, focus. Provides intense ear training.||Download||Download||Read|
|Treble Staff Puzzle||4+||Teaches how to find any note on Treble Clef quickly and how to work with ledger lines. Improves focus skills and attention span while providing deep ear training. Develops music sight-reading. Most effective when used with the Bass Staff Puzzle (not included in DEMO)||Download||Download||Read|
|Module||Age||What it teaches||Windows||Mac||More Info|
|Guess Key||2+||Teaches piano geography, octaves, sharps and flats on piano. Develops Focus, attention span, eye-hand coordination. Often will develop perfect pitch.||Download||Download||Read|
|Gentle Piano||2+||In the DEMO - 'Hot Cross Buns' piano piece only. Best fine motor skills builder! Teaches how to play piano pieces from scratch with separate and both hands. Best for training eye-sight to read music. Also develops focus, attention span, eye-hand coordination, musical ear and music memory. Greatly improves spatial-temporal reasoning. In many cases can improve speech development. Great for learning chords, intervals, transposition and music appreciation.||Download||Download|
We recommend to use any digital piano or keyboard (for example, Casio, Yamaha, Roland etc. – with at least 61 keys.
|What is it||What it teaches||What to do with it||Where to find it||Solfeggio pictures (Do-Re-Mi)||Alphabet pictures (C-D-E)|
|Solfeggio Picture Icons||They train to say, sing, recognize visually and aurally music notes and piano keys with no connection of lines and spaces of Grand Staff.||Memorize and use in your daily practice for development of music ear, pitch recognition, voice, music memory. Especially important to use for beginners of any age.||You will find them in Flash cards, they are part of piano key guides and stickers, they also presented in software (press letter I on computer screen)||N/A|
|Grand Staff Map||Grand Staff is perfectly symmetrical system||Print it out and place it as visual reminder of music notes and piano keys layout||Next columns||Download and print||Download and print|
|Piano key guides||They help children from 5+ to adults to learn where is each key on the piano and each note on the Grand Staff||Print them out, cut as shown and bend to place behind the piano keys.||Free in our store||Follow this link||Follow this link|
|Piano key stickers||They help children from 24 months to 5 y.o. to learn where each key on the piano and each note on the Grand Staff and develop fine motor skills, eye-hand and both hands coordination, music ear and more.||Place them directly on piano keys. Remove after learning.||$.7.99 in our store||Buy them here||Buy them here|
|Piano Key Map||The map helps with placement of stickers or piano key guides.||
Print it out and use for applying the stickers to the key.
|Next columns||Open the map. Middle DO is half-brown/half green. Look at the map or print out to match stickers or key guides.||Open the map. Middle C is half-brown/half green. Look at the map or print out to match stickers or key guides.|
|Activity||Age||What it teaches||Materials used||Scope and sequence||Final result|
|Understanding key map||2+||How to find Middle C(Door) and beginning of next octave||Piano Key Map||1. Print out the piano key maps. 2.Find Middle C(Door). Find blue C (Door) on the right and left from Middle/ 3. Color the founded keys in blue to see the beginning of next octaves.|
|Learning sounds of music with a song||2+||
1.Music notes and piano keys in sequence for scales, intervals, chords and other music theory.
2. To find and press any key by it's name
3. To carry tune by matching voice to sound.
4. Prepare for interactive Soft Mozart modules.
5. To recognize music pitches by their names (ear training)
All tracks of the song and all flash cards are available in Full version.
1. Teach your child to pick a card using its 'full name' (Door, Mirror etc)
2. Teach your child to pick a card using a short name (Do, Mi)
3. Teach your child to sing the song and place cards in ascending order
4. Flip any card and count the sequence to find it's name using ascending order
5. Flip any card and count the sequence to find it's name in descending order.
1. Your child will be able to say the C - Major scale fast
2. Recognize the note's pictures on the piano keys and will be able to press the marked key and match the name of the note to pitch of sound.
3. Will be able to easily recognize the pictures in our modules for further development.
Learn to recognize music notes with
Note Alphabet School
Fruit Lines School
Treble Staff Puzzle School
|2+ (after working with cards)||
1. Essential sequences of music theory.
2. Music ear
3. Both hands coordination
5. Focus on moving objects
6. Attention span with interactive algorithm
Use the DEMO versions. Remember that they were created as samples and do not include all gradual steps in teaching notation.
Subscribe to FULL version to have all gradual levels.
1. Treat this module as a tool for attention span development: let young beginners to play it for 1-2 min and stop with F1 key. See how the amount of points grows in the same time frame.
2. Practice the Module often and stop at approximately the same time. Write the results and see progress.
3. Increase the time frame gradually in accordance with envolvement.
These modules work with attention span and gradually develop it.
1. Skill to move notes by right hand and accelerate speed with space bar by left.
2. Skill to move objects with left and right arrows according to their placement in sequence with no looking at hands.
3. Skill to build the Mozart portrait in less then 20 min (available in FULL version only)
4. Skills to sight-read any note of Grand Staff on the fly
5. Skills to recognize notes' names by pitch
|Note Duration of Music Notes||2+||
1. Eye-hand coordination
2. Eye focus on moving small objects
3. Matching colors
4. Pressing a key long enough
5. Recognizing note duration symbols
6. Ear training
7. Learning to count.
|Note Duration DEMO. Doesn't include all gradual steps.||
1. At the beginning match the colors of the notes with color of 'tubes'.
2. Learn to press the space bar in accordance with the duration.
3. Stop the game in couple of minutes and write the score
4. Watch colors disappear
1. You will be able to finish the entire game of the FULL version in several minutes.
2. Your computer screen will turn black and white, if your coordination built
3. You will be able to recognize and hold long enough main duration symbols.
4. You will learn not to look at your hands
5. You will train your ear for rhythmical performance.
5, You will learn how to count (with FULL version).
1. Piano stickers or guides
2. Guess Key School
1. Piano key names
2. Different octaves
3. Perfect pitch recognition
4. To keep in tune
5. Black keys for sharps and flats.
6. Piano geography
2. Learn to press a key with the same picture.
3. Learn to press and sing the key name
4. Learn to press the key matching the pitch of the same octave.
5. Learn to find black keys
6. Learn to play with the screen covered by ear.
1. You will be able to play the entire module in several minutes
2. You will hear perfect pitch of every sound
3. You will find any piano key on the fly
4. You will be able to play the game by ear (the results described can be achieved with FULL version only)
|Activity||Age||What it teaches||Materials used||Scope and sequence||Final results|
|5 fingers exercise||2+||
1. Awareness of each finger of right and left hand
2. Control over each finger of right and left hand
3. Fingers management
4. Both hands coordination
Piano key guides
Piano key stickers (recommended for children from 24 months to 5 y.o.)
1. Learn the name of your fingers as it is shown on the video.
2. Learn to apply each finger to a key with the same name with separate hands forward and backwords.
3. Learn to sing the notes when playing 5 keys by each hand.
4. Fit 2 thumbs on Middle C (Door) and play the exercise in mirror reflection.
1. You will find Middle C (Do) quickly
2. You will play exercise with 2 hands. pressing keys simultaneously.
3. You will remember sequence of 5 notes.
4. You will manage fingers in simple 5 notes melodies.
|'Hot Cross Buns' with shell chords||2+||
1. Fine motor skills
2. Eye-hand coordination
3. Both hands coordination
4. Fingers management
5. Aural training
6. Voice training
7. Piano performance.
8. Notion about Tonic and Dominant shell chords.
9. Notion about whole, half and quarter notes,
1. Gentle piano
2. Piano keyguides or stickers (for children from 24 to 5 y.o.)
3. Hellene Hiner's TEACHING VIDEOS.
1. Open the module and press the S on computer keyboard to listen to the song. Press on your computer 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 while listening to see the different modes of music score.
2. Chose slower tempo for young beginners by pressing Q
3. Press R to practice the song with the right hand. Play the song with right hand 2 times and write a score. For example:
'Hot Cross Buns'
R1 13/15 time 20 15/15 time 10
If you have less mistakes in less time, draw a star or sticker at the second score.
4. Learn to play left hand of the song by pressing L. Always have 2 tries to compare scores.
5. If time bar after playing R and L is showing less seconds then notes, press P for practicing 2 hands.
At this point beginner have 'room' in mind to for fingering (fingers management). You can remind to use correct fingers.
6. Watch for Mr. Oops, when playing with 2 hands! If you see him, you don't keep pressing the key.
7. Memorizing R. Play R one time and hide the notes for the second time by pressing H.
8. Memorizing L. Play L one time and hide the notes for the second time by pressing H.
9. Memorizing both hands: play P and PH. Always right the score down!
12. Make a video and share it with your friends to become our V.I.P.!
1. Performing 'Hot Cross Buns' as on Hellene Hiner's video
2. Playing the piece with 2 hands.
3. Performing with ir without music score.
4. Performing with correct fingers and rounded hands.
5. Being able to play the piece with or without stickers or piano guides.
6. Being able to play on light or weighted keys adjusting the pressure on piano keys.
7. Being able to play the piece and sing it with notes names.
8. Play and sing song.
Our full version has hundreds of piano pieces that you will learn and use for different educational purposes.
You can check music sight-reading skills of your students using Gentle Piano. Press 6 to play the piece. The program will give you exact amount of mistakes and time spent playing the piece. You can press 5, 4 etc to give your student more visual help, if needed.
To promote lines/spaces recognition use visual modes with no pictures or letters: 2,4,5 or 6.
Fingering: It is better to let student use any finger, when the time bar is showing more points then notes played. This is the indication that eye-hand coordination and other basic skills are in making and the beginner simply doesn't have enough 'room' in mind for fingers' management. Wait 'till time points drop and their amount will become equal or less then notes plaid.
As you may already experienced, Gentle Piano module is not just about learning how to play the piano. You can use the piano as the starting point of music education.
We use Gentle piano for ear training, music appreciation, music history, music theory, chords, solfeggio, music dictation, transposing and other educational activities. To learn more subscribe for teacher training.
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