Introducing: The Keyboard! eBook Edition is a skills-based course aimed at encouraging students to appreciate music as an art form through learning to perform music on the keyboard. This course presumes no prior knowledge of the keyboard and provides the opportunity for students to develop their understanding of the concepts of music in a step-by-step, logical manner.
This course provides students ample opportunity to explore the integrated learning experiences of performing, composing and listening – with particular emphasis placed on performing. Students will learn to read and interpret musical notation, perform melodies with both hands on the keyboard, compose music and develop their understanding of the concepts of music through carefully organised listening activities.
Perfect for junior high school music students!
Divided into 5 progressive units. Performance, composition and listening assessment tasks with marking criteria. Backing tracks for all performance tasks. Literacy and numeracy activities. Extension activities. Rocky Rockodile illustrations making the student workbook appealing to younger music students. Easy to follow for both teachers and students. Downloadable Resource Booklet with worksheets and activities Teaching program
UNIT 1 - THE KEYBOARD: AN INTRODUCTION
Throughout Unit 1, students learn to / learn about:
Read notes on the treble clef e Notate pitch on the staff Play a C Major scale Extend the range of your right hand Listen to and notate pitch Compose music using a treble clef The staff The treble clef Ledger lines Octaves Verbs Tense Semibreve rests, minim rests and crotchet rests
UNIT 2 - THE TREBLE CLEF
Throughout Unit 2, students learn to / learn about:
Read notes on the treble clef Notate pitch on the staff Play a C Major scale Extend the range of your right hand Listen to and notate pitch Compose music using a treble clef The staff The treble clef Ledger lines Octaves Verbs Tense Semibreve rests, minim rests and crotchet rests
UNIT 3 - THE BASS CLEF
Throughout Unit 3, students learn to / learn about:
Read notes on the bass clef Play the notes Low C, D, E, F and G with the left hand Compose music using the bass clef The bass clef
UNIT 4 - PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Throughout Unit 4, students learn to / learn about:
Play with both hands on the keyboard Listen to and notate rhythm patterns Listen to and identify pitch patterns The Great Staff 2/4 and 3/4 time signatures Whole bar rests Dotted Minims
UNIT 5 - EXTENSION PIECES
Throughout Unit 5, students learn to / learn about: Play two or more notes together in one hand Play the notes F# and Bb Listen to and identify expressive techniques 1st and 2nd Time Endings The black notes on the keyboard Sharps and Flats Staccato and Legato Rallentando