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#1971540 - 10/10/12 08:41 PM Note Reading Skills
lyn37 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 4
Loc: CA
I have a transfer student in level 3 who has a hard time recognizing notes. This student previously used Alfred Basic with their previous teacher and we have switched to Alfred Premier. She obviously needs more note practice, so I was thinking I should add an online note reading program or software. Do any of you use note reading software? If so, what do you use? Thanks!

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#1971568 - 10/10/12 09:55 PM Re: Note Reading Skills [Re: lyn37]
Ann in Kentucky Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 2647
Loc: Kentucky
Hi lyn,
I don't use online reading programs, but you might be interested in this one:

http://www.teoria.com/exercises/index.php

I tend to do drills during lessons using note flashcards and a timer. I encourage parents to work with their child at home on this also.
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"She played upon her music box
a fancy air by chance,
And straightaway all her polka dots
began a lively dance."
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#1971583 - 10/10/12 10:21 PM Re: Note Reading Skills [Re: lyn37]
kayvee Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 135
Loc: Santa Barbara
A sight-reading book may be of use too, if you feel this student would actually practice.

Four Star or A Line A Day are the two most of my teachers have preferred and I have to say I like them. I tried using Four Star with a couple of students but they'd never practice them. It really depends on the students.
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Let's hope that changes. Taught piano for almost two years and currently working on:
"Going back to the basics..."

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#1972599 - 10/13/12 03:59 AM Re: Note Reading Skills [Re: lyn37]
Bobpickle Offline

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Registered: 05/24/12
Posts: 1383
Loc: Cameron Park, California
emusictheory.com has great note reading exercises

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