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Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing

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Removing the black notes that don’t really teach us more than just memorizing which note sits where
We replace them with notes that teach music theory through the back door of learning
where there are no roadblocks or short circuits

Why is Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing School great for home-schoolers and schools?

5 Free Songs

Cello, Violin, Piano, Viola, Mandolin, Guitar

Our purpose is not to be sophisticated and classy. It is to learn. And the best way to learn is through fun. If we are enjoying the process, learning will automatically occur. Gather a few colors….magic markers, paint…..stickers….be sure to have them removable. Mark each of your piano keys or strings with the color associated with that note. As we progress into sharps and flats, we will mark those keys with stickers to show the two notes on either side of that particular note.
All the violin books can be used by any instrument that uses the Treble Clef - the violin, - the piano - the mandolin - the harp.

Using Gum Drop Notes is simple

With a degree in psychology and 30 years as a violin teacher, this incredible method developed to help students, no matter the age or learning difference, in their quest to deeply understand music theory, sight-reading, and the actual tones being played.

The Gum Drop Notes color coding does not represent any psychological issue. We aren’t really seeing colors as we play. What is happening is that each note becomes a tone with a unique sound and color of its own. It takes on a characteristic that can be identified.

Keep in mind that the colors of the notes are subliminally teaching complex music theory concepts without a word of lecturing. Stem colors indicate the string the note is to be played on. Sharps and flats are reinforced by a circle of the color the note is moving toward. Card games to go along with the sheet music tunes teach the order and relationship of notes, symbols, and rhythms, etc. Play-along movies bring the student up to polished speed and teach the tune before the student begins to study the music.

It all seems too good to be true, but once you begin to use the Gum Drop Notes sheet music, play-along mp4, and card games, you will be amazed at how fast you learn music theory and the music you are studying and memorizing.

Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing – Igniting Sleeping Brains
Carol Anderson

Igniting Sleeping Brains by learning what your unique and personal way of processing information is. It’s all part of the method – Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing is using music as a catalyst to bring the elusive behavior of our mind when processing information and giving it a concrete way of developing it. We will see it put into action with music education and yet, this whole concept can be applied to any area of your life or studies.