I CAN READ MUSIC
CAN READ MUSIC was created for a very specific reason:
Having a visual reference point on the piano keys helps children start reading music with confidence.
There was no existing piano method which began slowly and carefully enough for both kids and adult beginners. All the methods we examined either started too fast or assumed some kind of knowledge, experience or affinity with manipulating music symbols.
For the vast majority of children, this conventional type of piano method is a major obstacle.
I CAN READ MUSIC is the most understandable and fun introduction to reading piano music available for kids today. Click here for a detailed discussion of kids and starting to read music.
Includes 50 page illustrated song book with removable stickers.
Every book package order includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC.
Below is a sample page from I CAN READ MUSIC, where we acqauint the child with the "musical staff" (the five horizontal lines in the drawing below) before we start reading notes:
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Leading children's music educator and Emmy Award winning composer John Aschenbrenner looked at the experience children had with reading music and created a system based on what children could actually do comfortably, having fun while they learn to read music.
Piano for kids should be fun, especially when it's time to read music.
The result is I CAN READ MUSIC, the piano book for kids that is easy to understand and enjoy.
Reading piano music is complex, but if you break it down into small graphic elements that kids can understand, it becomes a rather simple language.
Countless children have gotten the "idea" of reading music from this entertaining book, using familiar songs like TWINKLE TWINKLE, JINGLE BELLS and MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB.
After starting with PIANO IS EASY, kids make an easy transition from playing piano "by number" to reading music.
In I CAN READ MUSIC, the steps necessary to understand reading piano music are broken down into groups of fun activities that kids will enjoy exploring.
After putting six stickers on the piano, as in the above diagram from I CAN READ MUSIC, kids are ready to start reading music!
This is the easy "Fun Method" that we recommend using with all beginning students.
Usually introduced slowly while the child is still playing "by number," the concepts introduced in this book are easy to follow for anyone, and help build the simple, abstract spatial skills necessary to read music, one skill at a time.
I CAN READ MUSIC is intended as an easy-to-understand introduction to reading music for children, and thus includes songs which make use of only the WHITE keys of the piano.
I CAN READ MUSIC (Individual Printed Book)
Individual 50 page illustrated book and removable stickers
(A discounted copy of I CAN READ is included with every Book Package order.)
By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2014 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved
I CAN READ MUSIC DOWNLOAD wcs022DL $9.95 Includes download of printable 51 page illustrated song book in Adobe PDF format plus printable stickers. Identical to the printed version.
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I CAN READ MUSIC INDIVIDUAL PRINT COPY 120 page illustrated book with Play Along Audio CD delivered via surface mail with free shipping in USA
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See also: ADULT PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for adult beginners