Composing should be a part of all music studies, and this book makes the process simple for teachers and students alike! Through 'Fishy Fables' piano students will compose 5 songs about sea creatures.
Each song consists of four steps:
Step 1: Rhythm
The student must complete the rhythm to match the lyrics, and then clap it out. The rhythm
section of each song gets progressively more difficult, with every rhythm requiring a little more
of the student.
Step 2: Improvisation
There is a simple teacher duet provided, over which the student can improvise on using a chosen pentascale. These duets are also provided as mp3s, in 2 different tempos!
Step 3: Melody
Use some of the ideas found during the improvisation stage to create a melody and write out using the alphabet.
Step 4: Completion
Finish by writing out the melody on the blank staff pages, and completing the left hand part where some of the bars are blank.
The student is required to use a specific five finger scale for each piece, all white key only scales: C major, G major, D minor and A minor. This does require a reasonably wide range of notes on the grand staff, some of which the student may not have encountered yet, but there are reminders of the notes needed to help with this.
This minibook is intended for ages 6 - 10. Younger students will require more help from the teacher, but older students should be able to complete the pages at home.
Check out some other Fiendish Fishiness products!
Fiendish Fishiness Boardgame
Fiendish Fishiness Flashcards