Designed for Music Beginners
Note-Making! for Piano is a music book first and a piano book second! Students who complete this book will drastically improve their ability to HEAR and distinguish musical sounds, which is the most important aspect of playing and learning music! The skills acquired from this method book will give students a strong musical foundation that will prepare them for future musical success on any instrument, not just piano! Music beginners, especially those aged 10 and under, will find this book fun, engaging, and challenging.
Music is a Language — this book teaches it like one!
Other beginner piano methods focus primarily on reading music, but that is counterintuitive to how humans initially learn a language. When children first learn their native tongue, they naturally learn how to speak it before learning how to read it. Likewise, music beginners should focus on learning how to hear and imitate the SOUNDS of music before learning how to read music. The melodies and exercises in this book were chosen to help students build a musical vocabulary quickly and naturally.
Introducing the Note-Friends™
The colorful and engaging Note-Friend™ stickers allow young beginners to focus on PLAYING music first and foremost, while subtly preparing them with the skills needed to become successful music readers in the near future. The stickers are a lot like training wheels for a bike – once the student can move comfortably through the material without them, they can be removed. NOTE: Older beginners will initially find the Note-Friends™ helpful to quickly learn where the notes are on the keyboard and will most likely move past the front section of this book quickly as well.
Everything Music Beginners Need in ONE BOOK!
A lot of beginner piano methods require separate books for songs, technique exercises, theory work, and sight-reading material. For many young beginners, this is too many concepts to learn and retain. Note-Making! for Piano introduces and extensively reinforces the essential musical concepts a beginner needs in a practical, concise, and colorful manner.
Builds a Positive Relationship with Making (and Practicing) Music
Rather than measuring progress with a “one and done” approach for each piece, this book offers multiple goals for its songs and exercises. This empowers students to challenge themselves further and enjoy continued success with songs they have already learned. It also provides a guideline for students and their parents to create sustainable, efficient, and positive practice habits at home.