Ying Ying Ng/Margaret O'Sullivan Farrell: Poco Piano For Young Children - Book 3

Books | Piano

Publisher: Poco Studio
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

With its highly attractive, full-colour, age-appropriate layout, Poco Piano For Young Children encourages young children to take the first steps on a difficult, but thoroughly rewarding journey. Together with the Music Theory for Young Children books, the Poco Piano For Young Children series leads the child from the very beginning to grade 1 level.

Poco Piano for Young Children includes exercises to help the child develop technique, rhythm and reading, and it involves the child in activities such as pasting, colouring, tracing, circling and clapping.

Book 3 introduces the concepts of key, key signature, scales, triads, tones and semitones in a novel and exciting way: each key is a group of characters or objects with note-names (i.e. a band, a birthday party, a clothes-line with garments). Certain notes belong, while all other notes (accidentals) are outsiders. Transposition is a natural outcome of this concept, with a tune moving from one group to another. The child masters eight new notes (up to Treble High G and down to Bass Low F), which facilitates the playing of more adventurous repertoire. The semiquaver, semiquaver rest, dotted crotchet and dotted quaver are introduced, and tempo markings are now in Italian. As in the previous two books, ensemble-playing is encouraged.

ISBN: 9789834304843
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 22 September 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9834304846

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        St Albans GB experienced piano teacher
        I like the work sheet pages which follow the same pattern each time so the children know what have to do. They love the colouring and the stickers. The pieces that follow are relevant to the work sheet pages.
        Occasionally concepts appear in a piece of music which have not been introduced in a worksheet. The teacher has to be aware of this so that they are presented in an acceptable manner to the children. Sometimes the pace is a little too fast where more reinforcement would be useful.
        Confirmed purchase: 19 February 2016
        Published on: 05 March 2016