Following are sample pages from Book One of ‘Your Time to Play’ The course begins with the assumption that you know nothing about music and the first lessons clearly explain the beginning fundamentals. If you have had any previous music lessons then this will be good review. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Joanne Jolee
The theory worksheet reinforces the music facts you learn in the lesson. If you click or touch the page, it will open up so that you can print it out (right click on the page). Check the answer key at the end of the worksheet to see if you have understood the lesson.
Lesson 3 provides more of the essential rudiments of music that will enable you to read and play absolutely any style of music – from classical to popular.
Here is another helpful video lesson regarding the numbering of fingers:
The journey to learn music in so many many ways parallels the journey through life. Throughout the course you will find inspiring stories and motivating quotes.
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By Lesson 6 you will be reading your first music pieces! Step-by-step we add one note, or concept which allows you plenty of time to absorb what you’re learning. Listen to the audio demonstration of the piece with a metronome clicking and hear the correct timing. When you can play the piece perfectly, have fun playing along with the accompaniment track.
Listen to the audio demonstration, play along with the accompaniment, and watch the video (below the music) to observe the correct placement for your hands.
Listen to Exercise 3
Listen to Exercise 4