One of the ways that you can more easily learn piano is to do it by color. How do people do this? They hear a tone and they hear a color. It is called Synesthesia. Many schools actually use this to teach their students notes. There have been studies that have shown that kids love to color. They learn more from colors than the actual theory behind the notes. Many people are intimidated by theory and when you throw them into the theory matrix, they get soured away from doing music.
If you can assign a color to each of the notes, then students would have a much better time learning about the music and how the colors flow into sound. That's big! If you can get the students to recognize that different color combinations make up different in mixed sounds then you'll be golden.
Let's use the following legend to illustrate the different colors as they relate to different notes. For example, if you take the note C, that often times the red and the synesthesia mindset. If you take orange, you have D. if you have yellow, the note E will appear. Let's say you have green, then you would have the note F appear. If you have a new G, then the color blue with most often appear in your mind. If you have the note A, then the color purple follows that. If you have the note B, then the color magenta comes up. Then, you find yourself right back and C and therefore red. So that's just a legend of the colors that typically come up with synesthesia.
If you mix C and E, you get this reddish green pigment. If you were to mix E and G, you have green, the same color that F is. With the synesthesia you can also turn up and down the shade of the colors using the octaves on the piano. You could use the low end on the piano to signify darker or mustier shades of the colors and the higher end as brighter shades. I know this is getting drippy but it really does exist. If you “paint” your lessons for your students in this way, it would help them so much with putting a face or visual thing with the sound without over-complicating their minds with too much music theory.
So, when you are teaching, keep this in mind and you will see your students’ soar with musical success.
More later, if you need more help, here is a resource that could help you learn piano songs faster and with ease.
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Easy Piano Christmas Titles
I have yet another Christmas Title for Easy Piano. I have a video here below that demonstrates how easy it is to sight read this for kids and beginners. I put alpha-notes together (note names in the notes). Plus there are some other announcements below.
Hark the Herald Angels sing easy piano: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20387951
Also, check out these other transcriptions and arrangements for Easy Piano:
O Come All Ye Faithful for Easy Piano: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20387967
O Christmas Tree for Easy Piano: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20383420
Jingle Bells Big Note Version: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20381250
Jingle Bells for Easy Piano: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20158926
Some tougher arrangements for Christmas piano:
O Christmas Tree! http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20038816
Silent Night for Easy Piano in C Major: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20033876
Check out another’s 4-part arrangement of Hark the Herald Angels Sing:
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I may be putting more music for easy piano and other instrumental combinations up at the beginning of next year. Visit http://cjw-music-transcriptions.com/shop periodically for updates.