Using colored pencils to create patterns is relaxing and helps you learn more about music theory.
A Musical Adventure!
To begin a new adventure, an explorer needs a map. Many individuals would like to start a musical journey, but the inability to read musical notation holds them back. This Music Pattern Song Book was created to give those brave souls a place to begin.
All one needs to do is use colored pencils that are the same color as the keys of an eight note instrument like a glockenspiel, xylophone or hand bells and color the music patterns to match. You can also use this coloring book with a recorder, piano or other instruments as a training tool on the way music is put together. Just choose any color you like for the notes. Any instrument that can play an eight-note C to C scale can be used with this book. Fingering Charts for the recorder and piano are included.
All of this book’s song patterns are letter-coded, so as long as you know the fingering for the notes of your instrument, you can play along.
In these song patterns, it is illuminating to see a visual representation of the sounds that you hear. Each song has structure and repeating patterns, but each one is unique. If you are a student of music theory, these music patterns may give you a new perspective on the way music is put together.
A Place to Begin!
Many parents and classroom teachers feel unequipped to teach the next generation about music because they had little opportunity to learn themselves. Sometimes, older adults who missed the chance to play an instrument when they were younger are determined to begin. Music therapists are often looking for tools to bring music to their patients. Children delight in banging the keys of a percussion instrument but need some help to know what to do next.
Yet, where does one who has not yet learned to read musical notation begin?
Most people can match colors or letters, which makes color and letter coded music song patterns a good place to start.
In this book, the songs progress from easy children’s tunes to more complicated pieces and duets.
Duets are included so that groups can make music together!
It is well documented that learning to play a musical instrument stimulates multiple areas of the brain. It also enhances eye-hand coordination and balance. It can increase math ability and improve reading and comprehension skills as well as listening ability. Playing together in a group boosts leadership and team work skills and teaches discipline. Music fosters self-expression, creates a sense of achievement, relieves stress, and promotes happiness.
For Musicians of All Ages!
Starting a new activity, no matter what your age, takes courage, resources and support. These song patterns are provided to make it a little easier to take that first musical step!
Greetings; Play Many Instruments; Musical Patterns; Artistry: Beat, Rhythm and Tone; Rhythm Blocks; Rounds and Duets
London Bridge, London Bridge Harmony, London Bridge Double Notes, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Row Your Boat - A Round, Paddle Song - A Round, I’m a Little Tea Pot, The Can Can, Twinkle Little Star, Twinkle Little Star Harmony, Oh Susanna, Oh Susanna Harmony, Cripple Creek, On Top of Old Smokey, Pop Goes the Weasel, Pop GTW Harmony 1, Pop Goes the Weasel 2, Pop GTW Harmony 2, Arkansas Traveler; Reveille, Ode to Joy, Ode to Joy Harmony, William Tell Overture, He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
Benefits in the Classroom, The Importance of Music, Beginnings, Xylophone Lesson, Recorder and Piano Lesson, Finding the Notes, Activities to Get Started, Recorder Fingering Chart, Piano Fingering Chart