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Playing Piano Is Fun Book 3

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👂♫ Music is all about LISTENING thus effectively making our EARS act as our ‘eyes’, ‘brains’ and ‘everything’ in learning to play a musical instrument. ACTIVE LISTENING to the changes in pitch, rhythm, dynamics, articulation, and tempo is an acquired skill that can be nurtured and developed. — The ART of Teaching (AoT) 🎹

Author/Composer: Alice Chua
Instrument: Piano
Category: Method & Tutor
Publisher: Rhythm MP
Item Code: MPP-4003-03
Bar Code: 9 789679 856187
ISBN-10: 967-985-618-6
ISBN-13: 978 967985618 7
Total Pages: 64 (+ stickers)
Weight: 290g
Book Size: 225mm x 300mm (Landscape)
Binding: Limp Bound (limp thread sewn)
Series: Playing Piano is Fun (PpiF)

Description: 'Playing Piano Is Fun' is a keyboard tutor series for beginners. It is designed to meet the developmental needs of children as they journey through the wonderful world of music. The tunes are specially composed by Alice Chua, and are based on the characters and subjects from the classic stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. The literary experience is translated into the language of music with the intention of awakening the musical interests of children.

'Playing Piano Is Fun' is a novel approach developed through the author’s practical experience derived from teacher-pupil interaction. The large music font size captures the students’ attention and helps them to focus. Meanwhile, pages are left intentionally without pictures to encourage students to further EXPRESS their CREATIVITY by providing illustrations for the songs themselves. New elements are introduced incrementally and are incorporated progressively. Teacher’s accompaniment is encouraged to enhance the musical experience, thus inspiring and motivating students. Some suggestions for the enhancement of the teaching elements can be found inside the front cover. In addition to playing piano, this series' unique approach includes Listening, Singing, Transposing, Harmonising, Improvising and Composing at an early stage.

Pages include:
Cheerful stickers simply for FUN as the series are called!
1. Title page and copyright notices
2. Foreword
3. About the Author
4. Dedication
5. Contents
6. Down the Rabbit HoleTiP, Video
8. Octave Sign
9. Fun Time 1
10. The Talking Doorknob ♫ TiP
12. Scales
13. Fun Time 2
14. The Magic Potion ♫ TiP
16. Degrees of a Scale
17. Fun Time 3
18. The Magic Cake ♫ TiP1, TiP2
20. Accidentals
21. Fun Time 4
22. The Little Golden Key ♫ TiP
24. Key Signature of G Major
25. Fun Time 5
26. Swimming in the Pool of Tears ♫ TiP
28. Key Signature of D Major
29. Fun Time 6
30. The Caucus-Race ♫ TiP1, TiP2, TiP3
32. Key Signature of F Major
33. Fun Time 7
34. A Long Tail
36. Tonic Triads
37. Fun Time 8
38. A Long and Sad Tale ♫ TiP1, TiP2, TiP3, TiP4
40. Intervals
41. Fun Time 9
42. The Cunning Old Fury Judge ♫ TiP1, TiP2, TiP3, TiP4
44. Articulations
45. Fun Time 10
46. The White Rabbit’s House ♫ TiP1, TiP2, TiP3
48. Rests
49. Fun Time 11
50. The Magic Pebbles ♫ TiP
52. The Lizard’s Dance ♫ TiP, Video
54. The White Rabbit’s Watch (Duet) ♫ TiP1, Video, TiP2 (video)
58. Improvisation Games
61. Manuscript
64. Performance Direction

轻松弹钢琴 • “听”乐理
Playing Scales is Fun
Watch Down the Rabbit Hole from The ART of Teaching (AoT)Video

We all know the benefits of playing scales.
Why practise scales?
Playing scales inevitably helps to develop pianist skills thus improving keyboard fluency. Posture, hand position, co-ordination, balance between hands and movement of the arm all can be checked when playing scales. Most importantly, the sense of tonality and pattern can be acquired through playing scales - this speeds up the learning of NEW PIECES (a benefit when attempting sight-reading tests). This also develops playing with an even and a quality tone. This builds aural awareness. It is a good practice to encourage students to sing the scales if within vocal range. Playing scales from two to four octaves throughout all grade syllabus increases familiarity with the geography of the piano.

About the Author

Alice is a passionate and enthusiastic musician, a versatile arranger, composer and music author. To this date, she has written many music books, used extensively in Asia and the United Kingdom. She is also an examiner with the London College of Music.

Whilst living in Malaysia and Singapore, Alice was Chief Music Instructor for Yamaha Music Asia. She opened new music schools in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar, and started music programs for preschoolers in Indonesia. This involved training teachers and designing music curricula suited specifically for each country. She frequently represented Malaysia in various international conferences hosted by Yamaha Music Foundation.

Now residing in London with her daughter, Alice divides her time between sharing her love of music with her students and invigilating examinations and competitions in Europe and the Far East. She believes that music should be played from memory, so that every child has the confidence to perform in any environment at any time, without needing to rely on a score. When children can express themselves freely in this way, it develops their ability to immediately engage their audience, and to derive from the music a personal sense of enjoyment.

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The ART of Teaching (AoT) is written specially for teachers who are teaching beginners. It is written in simple instruction and AoT is very much suited to be used alongside all piano tutor books and graded syllabus as teaching music elements are applicable to all piano tutor books. — Pieces, Scales, Sight-Reading, Aural, Theory, Creativity, Composition, Improvisation and Technique Building.

Music is connected in all elements. We cannot isolate a piece to teach without involving any aural awareness, and neither can we teach theory without ‘hearing’ the theory, (e.g. we have to hear the pitch of a sharpened note when we teach the accidental - sharp ‘#’). This cohesive organisation of thoughts and actions will make your lessons invaluable and interesting to your students. With it intertwined together, the lessons become ‘alive’ and musically enriching. — The ART of Teaching (AoT)

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