Theory Gymnastics is the most creative and comprehensive theory curriculum available and the perfect companion to every method. By combining hilariously funny games with their creative books, the Three Cranky Women (TCW) have elevated music theory from the boring "must-do" to the "I can't wait to do!" Whether a practice page or a brain-teasing difficult puzzle page, the variety of activities requires students to repeatedly use and apply each theory concept in new and different ways.
This book is first in a series of theory/ear training books. Animato is Level A and is the beginning book for ages 8-11.
Concepts in Level A include the music alphabet, the grand staff, steps and skips on the keyboard and staff, rhythm up to eighth note pairs, five-finger patterns, I chords, and more! Choosing the right book ensures these concepts are presented through age-appropriate artwork, verbiage, and activities. Upon completion of Animato, students move into Level B1 Energico (designed for the younger student) or B2 Spirito for older students. Free audio recordings for the ear-training units are available in the Multimedia Library. at kjos.com