One Month class
Downloadable sheet music, mp4 videos and play-along music, and mp3 audio are included in the class. If you want it in book form check out the book below.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Is a song written by Mozart and known by almost all children in all languages.
This song should be a breeze to learn. It uses the same notes as you worked through in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, yet it is a different rhythm. One you know well
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Again we use the same notes as you have been using with Twinkle and ABC but with a different rhythm
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Start slowly with the play-along that is slower. Once you have been able to play that perfectly, start to speed it up.
Even though we continue to play the same melody with both hands, this song does present a bit of a challenge. Have fun!
A All the Way
A Study of the A note on the piano keyboard
Song of the Wind
Hop over the fence is a preview spot for this tune. Practice it first. Listen to the mp3 over and over again
A Huntin We Will Go
Just a fun tune to build your techniques
Chipmunks Love Peanuts (Go Tell Aunt Rhody)
Instead of singing about a goose, I have changed the words and we sing about a cute little chipmunk. It’s fun and a great encouragement. There are two base lines. See if you can do them both.
Row Row Row Your Boat
This song can be played in a ’round’ with a number of players starting a few measures in and continuing to repeat the song for a while.
Using Gum Drop Notes is simple
With a degree in psychology and 30 years as a violin teacher, I’ve developed this incredible method 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 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.