Teacher's Guide to Teaching Piano

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Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Teacher’s Guide Piano Lessons Book 1 Piano Technique Book 1-5 Etudes to develop physical mastery of the keyboard (Instrumental Accompaniments optional) Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Book 1 Piano Practice Games Preparation activities for pieces in Piano Lessons • Listen • Read • Create U.S. $6.95 ISBN 0-7935-8557-0 #73999-JGAEIi HL00296048 Book 1 Piano Lessons Piano Lessons CD Piano Lessons GM Disk Piano Practice Games Piano Technique Book Piano Technique CD Piano Technique GM Disk Piano Theory Workbook Piano Solos Piano Solos CD Piano Solos GM Disk Notespeller for Piano Flash Cards Set A Book 2 Piano Lessons Piano Lessons CD Piano Lessons GM Disk Piano Practice Games Piano Technique Book Piano Technique CD Piano Technique GM Disk Piano Theory Workbook Piano Solos Piano Solos CD Piano Solos GM Disk Notespeller for Piano Flash Cards Set A Book 3 Piano Lessons Piano Lessons CD Piano Lessons GM Disk Piano Practice Games Piano Technique Book Piano Technique CD Piano Technique GM Disk Piano Theory Workbook Piano Solos Piano Solos CD Piano Solos GM Disk Flash Cards Set B Book 4 Piano Lessons Piano Lessons CD Piano Lessons GM Disk Piano Practice Games Piano Technique Book Piano Technique CD Piano Technique GM Disk Piano Theory Workbook Piano Solos Piano Solos CD Piano Solos GM Disk Flash Cards Set B Book 5 Piano Lessons Piano Lessons CD Piano Lessons GM Disk Piano Technique Book Piano Technique CD Piano Technique GM Disk Piano Theory Workbook Piano Solos Piano Solos CD Piano Solos GM Disk Supplemental Teacher’s Guide & Planning Chart My Music Journal Flash Cards Set A Flash Cards Set B A piano method with music to please students, teachers and parents! The Hal Leonard Student Piano Library is clear, concise and carefully graded. Perfect for private and group instruction. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Notespeller for Piano A Visit to Piano Park with Spike and Party Cat Book 2 by Karen Harrington Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Piano Theory Workbook Book 3 Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino • Karen Harrington Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Piano Technique Book 4 Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Book 1 Piano Lessons Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Book 5 Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren Piano Solos ® Piano Lessons 1-5 Appealing music introduces new concepts Piano Practice Games 1-4 Listening, reading, and improvisation activities correlated with lessons book Notespeller for Piano 1-2 Note recognition activities Piano Theory Workbook 1-5 Written theory activities correlated with lessons book Piano Solos 1-5 Additional correlated repertoire (Instrumental Accompaniments optional) Piano Lessons Instrumental Accompaniments 1-5 Correlated audio CD or General MIDI disk for lessons and games books Written by Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Includes: • Teaching Suggestions for Every Piece • Lesson Planning Chart • Beginner Composition Cards from Piano Practice Games Book 1 Copyright © 1998, 2001 by HAL LEONARD CORPORATION International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved For all works contained herein: Unauthorized copying, arranging, adapting, recording or public performance is an infringement of copyright. Infringers are liable under the law. Visit Hal Leonard Online at www.halleonard.com ISBN 0-7935-8557-0 Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Teacher’s Guide Piano Lessons Book 1 Book One Teaching Suggestions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Book One Lesson Planning Chart . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Beginner Composition Cards from Piano Practice Games Book 1 . . . . . . . . 70 Author Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Method Overview for Books 1-5 . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Teaching Supplements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Contents Authors Barbara Kreader, Fred Kern, Phillip Keveren, Mona Rejino Consultants Tony Caramia, Bruce Berr, Richard Rejino Director, Educational Keyboard Publications Margaret Otwell Editor Janet Medley Illustrator Fred Bell When music excites our interest and imagination, we eagerly put our hearts into learning it. The music in the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library encourages practice, progress, confidence, and best of all – success! Students respond with enthusiasm to the: • variety of styles and moods • natural rhythmic flow, singable melodies and lyrics • exceptional teacher accompaniments • improvisations threaded throughout the series • Instrumental Accompaniments for every piece available on CD or General MIDI disk. When new concepts have an immediate application to the music, the effort it takes to learn these skills seems worth it. Teachers appreciate the: • realistic pacing that challenges without overwhelming • clear and concise presentation of concepts • uncluttered page lay-out that keeps the focus on the music. The Hal Leonard Student Piano Library The Library is available in five levels. Each level includes a Lesson Book and several supplementary books: PIANO PRACTICE GAMES Imaginative preparation activ- ities to introduce pieces in the Piano Lessons books. PIANO THEORY WORKBOOK Fun and creative assignments that introduce the language of music and its symbols. PIANO SOLOS Original performance reper- toire featuring 14 different composers. Available with instrumental accompaniments on CD or General MIDI disk. PIANO TECHNIQUE Etudes to develop physical mastery of the keyboard with optional instrumental accom- paniments on CD or General MIDI disk. NOTESPELLER FOR PIANO By Karen Harrington Musicworksheets andgames in astory-book format thatenhance reading and writing skills. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Book 1 Piano Lessons Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Book 1 Piano Practice Games Preparation activities forl pieces in Piano Lessons • Listenl • Readl • Create Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino • Karen Harrington Book 1 Piano Theory Workbook Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Book 1 Piano Solos Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Barbara Kreader • Fred Kern • Phillip Keveren • Mona Rejino Book 1 Piano Technique F G A B C D E Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Notespeller for Piano Along the Music Traill with Spike and Party Cat Book 1 by Karen Harrington FOREWORD Method books give you the materials you need, yet only the relationship between you and the student can bring the music to life. This Teacher’s Guide is intended to suggest possible ways to introduce and work with each piece in Piano Lessons Book 1 of the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. New Concepts: highlight the new musical ideas presented in each piece Touch & Sound: highlight the physical skills needed to create the appropriate sound and mood of each piece Review: highlights those concepts that may need continued work The teaching suggestions are divided into the following categories: Each page also includes references to the coordinated activities in Piano Practice Games, Piano Theory Workbook, Piano Technique, Notespeller, Piano Solos, and Music Flash Cards. In addition, the Lesson Planning Chart on pages 65-69 gives you an at-a-glance view of how to coordinate all of the books and materials in Book 1 of the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. We hope these teaching ideas will stimulate your own unique teaching style and will help you organize your lessons in ways that keep the pleasure of making music the first priority! Prepare Introduces the coordination and rhythm of each piece before combining those aspects of the music with pitch reading. Practice Includes steps to learning each piece, such as blocking, comparing phrases, and saying note names or intervals out loud. Perform Includes suggestions for putting all the steps together to play each piece accurately and in the appropriate tempo, mood, and style. 4 Become aware of the heartbeat inside your body. Feel how it beats in an even pulse. Sometimes your heart beats fast, like when you run; sometimes it beats slowly, like when you are asleep, but it always beats evenly. Rhythm In Music Music has a pulse, too. Just like your heartbeat, musical pulse can go fast or slow. You can also play this pulse on the piano using any black key. Remember to keep the pulse even. Accompaniments may also be played on audio CD or General MIDI Disk. Numbers indicate the track. Clap this pulse as your teacher plays the accompaniment below three different times at different speeds: 1) at a slow speed, 2) at a medium speed, 3) at a fast speed. Repeat as necessary Last time Accompaniment Feel The Beat! 4 Prepare Read text comparing heartbeat to musical pulse. Ask student: “Where do we feel our own heartbeat?” Theory Workbook Feel The Beat! pg. 2 Perform To play pulse on the black keys, student: 1) supports first joint of each third finger with thumb. 2) plays with full arm weight. Practice This activity teaches student how to listen & respond. 1) Student claps pulse while listening to accompaniment, first at slow, then medium, then fast tempos. 2) Student points to each pulse in the lesson book while listening to accompaniment at different speeds. New Concept: Musical pulse Touch & Sound: Clapping with large arm movement Playing with 3rd finger, supporting first joint with thumb Playing with full arm weight 1 1/2/3 * * Many activities throughout this book include accompaniments that can be added in the following ways: Teacher Audio CD General MIDI Disk 2 4 5 5 second verse 8va Student plays up high. Repeat 4 times. Accompaniment Steady ( = 145) first verse 8va Student plays down low. Repeat 4 times. Kern, Keveren, Kreader As you listen to the accompaniment below, stand and sing along with your teacher. After the words “way down low,” play on the low black keys. After the words “way up high,” walk around your teacher and play on the high black keys. 1) When I look down low by my toe, Bugs and slugs and snails all grow. Way down low! 2) When I look up high in the sky, Birds and kites and planes fly by. Way up high! (Play the black keys way up high.) (Play the black keys way down low.) Take A Look! Low High Prepare While listening to Take A Look, student sings lyrics of song (melody is written in accompaniment). Ask student: “What things can you think of that sound high?” “What things can you think of that sound low?” Theory Workbook High Or Low? pg. 3 Perform Student sings along with Take A Look. At end of first verse, student plays any black keys way down low. At end of second verse, student plays any black keys way up high. Practice While standing, student plays black keys at low end of the keyboard, then walks around piano bench and plays black keys at high end of the keyboard. New Concept: High and low on the keyboard Review: Musical pulse Touch & Sound: Playing with third fingers, supporting first joint with thumb Playing with full arm weight, alternating hands 2 4 6 6 FINGER NUMBERS 1 2 3 5 4 1 2 3 5 4 Place your hands together with fingertips touching. Tap your 1st fingers (thumbs). Tap your 2nd fingers. Tap your 3rd fingers. Tap your 4th fingers. Tap your 5th fingers. Tap 4s, tap 2s, tap 5s, tap 1s, tap 3s. Prepare Student counts forward, 1-2-3-4-5 and backward, 5-4-3-2-1. Theory Workbook Finger Numbers pg. 4 Number That Finger! pg. 5 Perform 1) Student places fingertips on piano cabinet and repeats activity, keeping natural curve of hand. 2) Teacher and student may take turns calling out and tapping specific finger numbers. Practice 1) Student places hands together with fingertips touching and taps each finger several times. 2) Student says finger numbers while tapping. Notespeller Finger Numbers pg. 2 New Concept: Finger numbers Touch & Sound: Moving fingers independently With fingertips touching, student feels and sees natural curve of hand 7 7 When you play the pieces “Climbing Up” and “Climbing Down” on pages 8 and 9, you will play the groups of two black keys as shown here. TWO BLACK KEYS Low High U N I T 1 Put your thumbs behind the first joint of your third fingers and use your third fingers to play the groups of two black keys. Start at the low end of the keyboard and play higher. THE PIANO KEYBOARD The piano keyboard is divided into sets of two and three black keys. Prepare Ask student: “How many sets of two black keys do you see on the keyboard?” Theory Workbook Two Black Keys pg. 6 Perform Student plays different sets of two black keys up and down the keyboard, as teacher directs by saying, higher or lower. Practice 1) As shown in diagram, student plays all sets of two black keys by supporting third finger of each hand with thumb. 2) Student begins at low end of keyboard and continues to high end of keyboard. Piano Technique Grandfather’s Clock pg. 4 New Concept: Two black keys Review: High and low Touch & Sound: Playing hands together supporting third fingers with thumb 8 8 With accompaniment, student starts here: With determination ( = 120) 8va R.H. Climb -œ L.H. ing, œ climb - œ ing œ upœ this œ tree,œ R.H. High - œ L.H. er, œ high - œ er œ lookœ at œ me!œ Play this song on two black keys with the third finger in each hand. It is helpful to clap and sing the words of a piece before playing it. Remember to keep a steady pulse! qQ q Q q Q Notes are pictures of sounds. NOTES Stems up Stems down = Right Hand (R.H.) = Left Hand (L.H.) Climbing Up Two Black Keys Moving Up The Keyboard Prepare Student taps steady pulse on knees, alternating hands and singing: 1) right, left, right, left, right, left, right. 2) lyrics. Perform Student may play Climbing Up in four different octaves by repeating the piece and continuing up the keyboard. Practice 1) Student plays Climbing Up on the keyboard using third fingers supported by thumb. 2) Student plays second line of piece one octave higher. New Concepts: Notes are pictures of sound. Review: Two black keys, going higher Stems up = RH Right hand, left hand Stems down = LH Steady pulse Touch & Sound: Alternating hands with a steady pulse  3 5/6 9 9 With accompaniment, student starts here: With determination ( = 120) 8va R.H. Care - œ L.H. fulœ as œ I’mœ climb - œ ingœ down,œ R.H. Low - œ L.H. er,œ low - œ er,œ touch œ theœ ground. œ “Climbing Up” and “Climbing Down” can also be played as one song. Climbing Down Two Black Keys Moving Down The Keyboard Prepare Student taps steady pulse on knees, alternating hands and singing: 1) left, right, left, right, left, right, left. 2) lyrics. Perform 1) Student may play Climbing Down in four different octaves by repeating the piece and continuing down the keyboard. 2) Play Climbing Up and Climbing Down as one song. Practice 1) Student plays Climbing Down on keyboard using third fingers supported by thumb. 2) Student plays second line of piece one octave lower. New Concept: Notes are pictures of sound. Review: Two black keys, going lower Touch & Sound: Alternating hands with a steady pulse 3 5/6

This book features teaching suggestions for every piece, lesson planning charts, and beginner composition cards.

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