This book answers these questions:
What can you SEE?
Every treble and bass note has its own easy-draw identifying picture (modelled by the author - rather than electronically - for instant 'I can do that!' learner appeal).
What can you HEAR?
Each picture represents a specific pitch sound that the student locates and plays on their own instrument in tandem with the drawing note ID step. The name of the picture, e.g. G for giraffe, is said in the mind automatically both while drawing and then when playing that particular G sound. Social interaction of speech conversations and discussions are included in this hearing aspect of learning.
What can you DO?
You draw, think and use your inner self-talk voice to mentally verbalise what you are drawing. This, by its very nature, demands a longer timespan of brain focus compared to, for example, just drawing a semibreve. Time is thus built in for brain imprinting, easy recall and neural adaptation.
What do you FEEL?
The kinaesthetic variety of pencil on paper, pen on whiteboard and fingers on instrument supply a bonus of emotional feelings such as well-being, pleasure and the satisfaction of achievement.
The outcome of this multi sensory package?
Solid learning and note-reading accuracy.
How is this book structured?
Section One - Introductory Information: treble and bass clefs, the piano note names, sharps, flats and note values.
Section Two - note identification by using drawing as the visualisation tool for memorisation. If I say the word 'sheep', a picture of a sheep comes to mind. The same principle of learning applies here.
How many notes are taught: All line and space notes and up to two leger-line notes in both treble and bass staves have been given a whimsical copy-and-draw identity
picture built on the semibreve shape. Children work at their own pace and without pressure.
Revision and gentle assessment tasks are included. The paper in the workbook is colouring-in friendly.