Notation - Canon year 8
You will be having to watch LOTS of video content
If the videos don't work try these tips:
Refresh your page
Make sure are using Chrome as your web browser. This might also apply to iPads and iPhones
When first landing on the website click the small 'pop-out' arrow button on the video thumbnail - this will open the video in another window and it should play
Try downloading the video once you open it in another window following point 3 above
Canon Year 8 - Introduction
Just a short - very short - introduction.
Once you have watched this please move on to watching the first THREE VIDEOS below titled
- 'Canon Year 7 - Part 1 - Rhythm'
- 'Canon Year 7 - Part 2 Pitch'
- 'Canon Year 7 - Part 3 - Labelling notes and playing'
Canon Year 8 - Part 1 - Rhythm
Watch this video first before moving down to the next video part 2
There are two challenges in the video that you MUST complete
Canon Year 8 - Part 2 - Pitch
Watch this video after watching Part 1 above
Then move on to the video below, part 3
There is a challenge in this video that you MUST complete. Link to the challenge is here: https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note
Canon Year 8 - Part 3
Labelling notes & playing
You are now ready to start playing! Only watch this video once you have watched Parts 1 & 2 above
The videos below only need to be watched once you have PLAYED line 1 of the music (grade 1)
From here down the videos state what part of the music they relate to. For example, video 4 (part 4) is for when you are ready to begin line 2 (grade 2). More videos will appear each week for each next difficulty level. Keep checking...
Canon Year 8 - Part 4
Notes above and below the stave
If you are now about to label grade 2 (line 2) then you will need to watch this video
Canon Year 8 - Part 5
Playing in time
Once you can play grades 1 & 2 you must watch this video and work on playing both lines in time
Watch the videos above FIRST!!
Then you will need the resources below. You might need only some of them
Virtual Pianos for Phones and Tablets
If you don't own a piano or keyboard you can also use these touch screen pianos
iPads and iPhones - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/piano/id1126477246
Android phones and tablets - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamestar.perfectpiano&hl=en_GB
You will need this sheet to work from - if you cannot print the sheet then watch the videos below titled 'Having trouble printing the sheet...'
You might need this presentation. However, the videos do also take you through the presentation
You may also need a metronome to keep you in time. Type 'metronome' into any Google search window. Your speed is 68 bpm
Having trouble printing the sheet or can't draw on the sheet?
Watch this video! Both videos are the same just in case one doesn't work...
Need to check if what you are playing is correct? Watch this video tutorial!
Video Tutorial - Whole Piece
In addition to using the video guidance, presentation and sheet music above you can also use this tutorial to help you learn the entire piece of music. Some students might find this method easier as you can pause the video, slow things down and everything is all in one place
Backing Track - Easier
When you are ready to play what you have learned in time then use this backing track. This backing track has a metronome also which makes it EASIER
Backing Track - HARDER
When you are ready to play what you have learned in time then use this backing track. This backing track has NO metronome.
Need to record your performance and send it to your teacher?
firstname.lastname@example.org or send it via Microsoft Teams
Use one the of apps below on your phone to record the audio only and you can share it with your teacher via their email address
The piano apps for your phone also have a record function on them. You can then share the recording from the piano app itself