Friday, June 7, 2013

PPIF Books 1 & 2 - Pointers Section

PpiF Books One and Two

Pointer section (holding each note to its full value)

Very often the students do understand the note values (eg crotchet=1, minim=2, semibreve=4); BUT when performing, they do not hold onto the full value. The result is a rather non-legato performance. The students have to be made aware from the verybeginning of their studies that it is necessary to observe this point. Your model performance can enhance this discussion further. Play two versions - the correct and the incorrect versions. Ask the students to listen carefully and describe the difference. I stress again that LISTENING is always an important tool for learning music. Discuss with them and share with them that the version (holding onto the notes to their full values) can make the melody more musical and attractive. Start discussing with your students, friends of PpiF.

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