I have a few questions :
1) what is the goal for the first segment of lesson plan for level 1? I mean what should know to pass at the next segment? And we should learn all song from introductory song and nursery for this level ?
2) How we should to use the First steps level 1?
3) For writing music , how to start?
4) How it should be a daily lesson for good results? Daria had days when work on piano for at least an hour and a half with pleasure , but there are days when she dont`t want to touch it... then I start to play with Gentle piano for attract her. She is a little jealous on me if I play.
Thank you for your words! Daria is always asking if you had answer . I am sorry for the video , I am learning on the go.
Here is the Chromatic scale:
Here are the songs that she played before we start the program:
Ode to Joy:
O Christmas Tree:
Angels we are heard on high:
After a week of playing with the songs ( I like this, I don't like this) I decided to start more seriously and made a journal to write the progress. I make Daria curious when I start to learn myself the esercises for the first level and then she took place at the piano and start to play. We start the first segment of the curricullum from first level .
Then we start watching the teaching videos for the introductory songs and we notice the differences of playing after that.
We play Guess Key School
This is the score for 4 dicembre : 259 at 1:59 minut
5 dicembre: 313 at 1:58 and 531 at 3:48
Here is the Hanon 1 esercise:
Here is Hanon 2:
Here is playing Chromatic scale :
Song progress for the Introductory songs:
1) A New Year's Tree
R1 32/33 17, 32/33 8
L1 23/24 8 ,22/24 4
P1 50/57 20, 51/57 22
R1 33/33 8,
R2 31/33 8
L1 23/24 5
L2 23/24 4
2) French Song
R1 27/28 8
R2 25/28 5
L1 20/20 1
L2 20/20 1
P1 46/48 9
P2 46/48 7
R2 25/28 7
L2 20/20 0
3) Jingle Bells
R1 42/45 8
R2 41/45 10
L1 32/32 3
L2 31/32 2
P1 75/77 16
P2 75/77 13
R2 43/45 12
L2 28/32 15
4) Ode to Joy
R1 29/30 4
L1 18/18 3
P1 47/48 6
R1 28/30 6
R2 27/30 6
L1 18/18 3
L2 17/18 4
We have start the program 2 weeks ago. We start with level 1 . We practice the finger exercises and working with Gentle piano on 1 note representation. Can you have any recommendation for the album to play? Daria likes the challenge and wants to play`` Alla turca``, `For Elise``. I want to take all slowly but she not. Any advise for us?
I made the changes on the you tube.
I am not sure wich level we must work on the playlist Gentle piano. We tried first level , but the playlist is boring my daughter. She jump from a song to another, from level 1 to 9 for curiosity.
I had resolve with the ABC Key from the printer menu.
Here are a few video that I made with Daria playing piano:
1) Ode to joy left hand:
Ode to joy right hand: ( I apologize for the toddler in the background )
2) O Christmas tree
3) Angels we have heard on high
4) Fur Elise
My name is Maria , mother of two children Daria 8ya and Gabriel 2ya. I am from Romania but actually we Live in Italy. I intend to practice the program for me and my daughter first and after that for my son.
We bought this program two weeks ago but the piano is arrived yesterday .
Daria used Gentle piano for French song, Fur Elise , Ode to Joy but we don`t have a lesson plan. She learned Fur Elise from you tube (Synthesia) and other two romanian song from ear before buying the program. At soon as I can I will make a video with my daughter at the piano, but I am not sure how to do to upload the video and where...
I printed already the Key Guides ABC but it doesn`t match with the piano keyboards. Where I do wrong?