7. Jumping Beans Practice

Let’s Get Started

Let’s Chant

At-Home Activity

Listen to any music in your environment and experiment with different ways of moving. Feel free to be imaginative and creative.

Let’s Sing

“Jumping Beans”

From Keyboard Games Book A, pg. 7


  • Dynamics: Soft
  • Tempo: A little slow
  • Meter: Triple (Du-da-di Du-da-di)
  • Piano Keys Used: All the sets of two black keys
  • Keyboard Register: The whole keyboard
  • Hands: Two hands played separately changing register
  • Technique: Arm movement with soft fist

Note: Children should use an up/down arm movement to move from one place to another on the keyboard. They should feel enough freedom to sink their weight into the keys, as the soft fist makes contact with the black key group, without being overly rough or making “banging” sounds.


Review any piece(s) learned so far. Try combining two pieces and play them in a row to make a medley.

From the Author

Ensemble Playing. It is motivating to make music with someone else. Duet parts can be played by a young student, an older student, a parent, or the teacher. Keep a consistent tempo.”

As the children are able to, I will play duets with them in the lesson. They can also play in pairs as they are ready.

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