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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Alexander has been practicing a lot. Unfortunately, because I want to participate with him, we dont have many videos of his practice. However, here are some fun ones:

He is playing a game that when he started he had no idea what any of the notes were:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpKTNL4p5FA

After much practice, he is now able to play his Left hand from So to Do

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxtr-Ykxz1U

Here he is playing Hot Cross Buns:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekwgu8B0CMQ

We have been playing the many games but focusing on the "tree game" as he calls it. We have also been singing our solfeggio as well as playing it. We have been using the cards both the letter notes and solfeggio to learn where they go and how they go together.

We also had some fun tracing Alexander's hands, to find a new way to practice his hands. We wrote out numbers from one to five on each finger. Then I sing a note and he touches the correct one with the right position. This has helped greatly.

We have not moved on to left hand with Hot Cross buns, but that is next.

He has also enjoyed learning about Noise vs. Music, and anytime he bangs on the keys he is reminded that its just noise:) He has also enjoyed playing alongside me. We have been playing the Drummer song from the Intro Songs.

We will update more soon. Any suggestions for fun things and things to improve are welcome.

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OurFamily created a new topic ' Kat, Adult Learner' in the forum. 5 years ago

I just started learning a few months ago. Never picked up the piano before.

Here is my progress, please let me know any suggestions.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf9IzBmMZOE

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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

we will be implementing that soon.thank you:)

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OurFamily thanked hellene in topic Alexander, 2yo, USA 5 years ago
OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

We have been practicing so much.

Here are three videos of our progress:

First, this is Alexander working on playing from Do to So. He is working on going back down but that seems much tougher. Anyone have suggestions on how to get better?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnaeUg8RrYY

Second this is him playing Hot Cross Buns, since this we have started working on shorter segments to get better:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HScq-YDvVT0

Finally, here is Alexander playing the tree game. It is incredible how much he has improved since we began, thank you Hellene and Soft Mozart!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjwl2pYe0RU.

Keep watching and subscribe for more videos of our progress!!

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OurFamily thanked hellene in topic Alexander, 2yo, USA 5 years ago
OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Hellene,
I have now published on YouTube, however, I would like to compete on Facebook, as I have been collecting likes there:)

Here is one of the videos:
www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cJlliQMAqxgI5...s?view_as=subscriber

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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

I believe we have now completed everything to be entered for the contest for New Subscribers. Follow me on Facebook. We have had many many many many likes and many of my friends have asked me questions in person about this wonderful software that can teach Alexander and I to play piano:)

Here is Alexander working on his Hannon exercises:
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This is me playing the demo Fur Elise:
video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xft1/v/...d39be179&oe=55AAB55B

Would love feedback on how I can improve.

Also, any people out there who have had toddlers learning, how can I continue to help him learn to use his whole hand on a piece?
What ways have you encouraged the excitement around the piano?

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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Here is Alexander playing just a couple days ago. Lots of improvement, and he is even more excited about it.
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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Here is Alexander playing the third game in the demo when he first started.

video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xta1/v/...2c5322ea&oe=55A963F8

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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Here is Alexander and his cousin Titus singing Solfeggio with the Alphabet Song.
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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Here is Alexander playing Ode to Joy for the first time. He keeps getting better!

video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xap1/v/...4ac0f738&oe=55983AE3

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OurFamily replied to the topic 'Alexander, 2yo, USA' in the forum. 5 years ago

Here is another video of Alexander. This time he is playing a game and having a great time:)

He has picked up so much in just a couple days.

video-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xta1/v/...0facb44f&oe=558F0D00

Also, for those that didn't our facebook posts, did you know that studies from the University of California are showing that music lessons at age 3 increase child's brain power. So grateful to have a way of doing this that Alexander is enjoying. Thank you Soft Mozart.

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