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Heidi, 5.2 yrs old (Romania)

24 Aug 2014 14:49 #15777 by hellene

here is a short description of our experience this summer: we practiced all ths songs from sight reading album, first level by playing the whole album during one lesson every song 1-2 times until the time was reasonable, and exercising different levels from 3-5.

Adeline, different levels of what? If you mean different visual modes then I suggest you to use the modes with no pictures inside the notes: 2, 4 and 5. It will help to focus on the positions of the notes on the Grand Staff.

Heidi was doing this really great in no time. Hannah as she does most of the things she takes her time and still is easily distracted by everything else, so for her it took more than 30mins and we could not finish the whole album.

With Hannah is better to use the 'Nursery Primer' on 2. Ask her to play only Right or Left hand. She has to get comfortable and get used to vertical connection between lines/spaces and piano keys.

Another exercise that we did is the one with Chords for ear training. First 3 lessons we did the C major album and Heidi managed all of the songs even the first time by playing each song with less than 3 mistakes in tops 3 tries, except for one song that always troubled her: Poppies. She needed more tries and had more mistakes with this song, also in different keys.

How was 'ABC' song? It is the most difficult one!

After mastering C major with just one try for each song we also practiced G major chords and F major chords. We had a try for minor chords, but it seemed a lot more difficult.

Yes, it takes time! But you are on the right track. It would be wonderful to make the videos!

Heidi says she invented a new game using these albums: she start the song by pressing "S" and she plays it left hand without looking at the same pace together with the computer....this shows that her time is good

Oh, it would be just awesome to see that! I can't wait! :woohoo:

This is not much activity on our side since we were also away from home quite a few weeks without a computer, phone, piano nor internet connection.

Next week the girls will be with their grandparents and they will be doing the solfegio exercise with the flashcards and videos.

Looking fwd to september starting a new school year. Happy vacation till than!

I am VERY proud of you! Getting ready for sending you your gifts and documents for the last school year. Have some questions about shipping. Will email you today!

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