Let’s Get Started
Look for opportunities to make comparisons between things with your child(ren). Play the same and different game with musical sounds or birds and animals or anything else you like.
From Keyboard Games Book A, pg. 3
- Dynamics: A little loud
- Tempo: A little fast
- Meter: Duple (Du-de Du-de)
- Piano Keys Used: Sets of two black keys
- Keyboard Register: Low and bass
- Hands: Two hands play separately
- Technique: Arm movement with a soft fist
Note: Your kids might not want to practice the piano piece from Keyboard Games, especially in the early days of piano lessons. That’s ok and there is no need to force practice. You can watch/listen to the practice video together instead.
Review “The Woodpecker” and/or “The Apple and the Worm”
From the Author
“The Tone. Game playing, absorbing music, movement, and singing all are fun for the young child. Simple keyboard pieces add to the excitement of making music. Though children this age can be very serious about playing pieces, “practice” at home should be enjoyable with carefully guided adherence to detail. Keep it light and move in the “right” direction. Remember that music is an aural art.”