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 3 - Levels 61 to 95
The third volume of Children s Music Journey introduces seven exciting new composer teachers and take music learning to a whole new level with 35 new lessons and 50 new learn-to-play pieces. At this level, children are playing pieces with chords in the left hand and melody in the right hand. The final "Lesson" includes a Recital where children demonstrate their skills to the 18 composer teachers, family and friends.
35 Interactive lessons taught by Dvorak, Scarlatti, Hadyn, Bartok, Chaminade, Debussy & Schumann
35 More practice sessions with Miss Melody
50 New learn-to-play pieces
10 New games
Compose & improvise with dozens of instruments, beats & arrangements from classical to rock
Concepts Learned in Volume 3: Grand Staff Whole, quarter, half, dotted half & eighth notes Forte Piano 3/4, 4/4 Time Signatures Bar lines Repeat sign Half & quarter rests Sharps, flats & naturals Increased range & diversity of repertoire Intervals of 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Broken & solid chords Tapping notated rhythms hands together with rests & ties Playing with a metronome Composing Improvising History