Sharon Goodey: Playing With Colour - Book 1

Sharon Goodey: Playing With Colour - Book 1

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano Solo (PF)
Catalogue #: MEX1857282
ISBN: 9781905734009


Playing With Colour is an exciting teaching method specifically for young children and offers a simplified system of notation that children feel instantly comfortable with. Book 1 is designed for young beginners from the age of 4.

Each finger is represented by notes of a particular colour. These colours remain constant when the hands move to different positions. Pictures of the right or left hand are used instead of clefs. The lines of the stave are given numbers so that line counting is not necessary. The process of note finding is also simplified.

Whilst the learning of new pieces, using the coloured notation, enables the child’s playing to progress, conventional notation is taught from the earliest stages of the first book as a separate exercise. In this way note reading can be taught in a slower, structured and progressive way and progress in playing is not hindered by the rate of progress in note reading. By the end of Book 3 children have developed a thorough grounding in note reading and are confident to play without the aid of the coloured notes.

  • The youngest children can understand everything that is presented and will not feel bombarded by too much information.
  • Parents’ role is reduced to support and encouragement only.
  • The focus of lessons shifts as less time is spent on note learning and more time can be spent playing music.
  • New pieces are learnt with greater ease, practice is more enjoyable and motivation levels remain higher.
  • Children follow the music more attentively and this becomes a habit that helps improve sight-reading and general observance.

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Customer Rating This is an excellent start for the younger pupil. I was sceptical at first about using colour co-ordinated fingers but it works! Even very young children can play recognisable tunes quickly, and the system of counting in twos to find the notes written on lines has stayed with some of my advancing pupils as they work through the grades. Moving from coloured to non-coloured notes is straightforward, and the book is FUN with some written and some improvising activities. If you teach young beginners it is really worth a look!
See more reviews by Melanie Gunn - (Bewdley, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating These books are really good for young beginners - they get the children playing interesting pieces using both hands really early on by using colour to help children read the notes. They pick up the note recognition almost by osmosis and little exercises at the top of the pages too. Great at keeping the children's interest - give them a try!

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Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Publisher: Music Exchange
Author: Sharon Goodey

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