Posted on April 24, 2013
Awarded an A+ by elementary educators, the Children’s Music Journey Series addresses music reading and understanding objectives identified by elementary school music curriculums and is a valued solution for elementary school districts. The program incorporates a "teach, practice, apply" methodology that successfully helps young children learn to read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise. The program provides an excellent background for continued development with the piano and is an ideal preparation for band programs. In 2006, the American Federation of Teachers selected CMJ to represent 21st Century elementary music programs.
Children’s Music Journey incorporates a "teach, practice, apply" methodology that successfully teaches young learners to read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise.
Volume 1 - Levels 1 to 25
Children's Music Journey Volume 1 is the perfect tool to introduce young children to the language of music, and develop an ability to play the piano. Animated versions of famous composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Joplin and dozens more engage the child from beginning to end of an exciting journey of music discovery, after which your child can read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise. The numerous educational and entertaining games and the improvisation room help reinforce theory and ensure kids learn the language of music in a really fun way.
Concepts learned in Volume 1 (25 week program)
High notes, low notes and middle C * Repeating short rhythmic patterns * Variety of great piano works presented with some history * Directional note sequences, descending/ascending, from/to, middle C * ‘Double’ notes * ‘Holding’ notes * Finger numbers * Middle C position (either by stepwise movement, or finger number) * Stepping notes * Musical alphabet * Keyboard letter names * Half notes and whole notes
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