Lesson 8: More Finger Separation Exercises -- So We Can Develop

In this lesson, the student will continue the triads, arpeggios, and play the "See Me Practice Piano Now" piece with the right and left hands inverted from the week before.  In addition, they will be listening to and begin memorizing an acrostic song "C Me Practice Piano," which eventually will help them learn the names of the notes by the sound of each note. The sheet music for this listening-singing exercise should be printed so that you can sing the words with your child, and it will introduce your child to the concept of music notation. All songs that we have learned until now can be easily sung by the home teacher and child together, but because of the large range of melody, most of your home-teachers will not be able to comfortably sing "C Me Practice Piano."  Please try anyway! Children will likely be able to sing it because of their younger and larger melodic range, and they will be encouraged by your efforts. For additional encouragement, voices of professional singers have been added to the audio track of "C Me Practice Piano."  Please burn an audio CD of this track and play it daily for your child, singing along.

Audio recording of "C Me Practice Piano":

Practice chart for lesson 8:

Comprehensive video for home-teachers for lesson 8

Bare essentials video for home-teachers for lesson 8:

Supplementary video for untrained home-teachers for lesson 8:

Student video for lesson 8:

Sheet music for lesson 8: So We Can Develop Now

Audio recording of "So We Can Develop -- Inverted":

 "C" Me Practice Piano:

   

Arpeggio C-F-G:

           

See Me Practice Piano Now:

           

1-2-3 Triad:

                       

 Walking Up and Down the Stairs:

            

                 

 "C" Me Practice Piano:

           

 Arpeggio C-F-G:

           

See Me Practice Piano Now/
So We Can Develop Now:

          

1-2-3 Triad:

                   

 Walking Up and Down the Stairs: