What Will Your Child Learn During Children Keyboard Lessons?
Music is a combination of repeating patterns of various single notes that are combined in many different ways to produce various sounds. These patterns can be memorized with repetition. The keyboard is considered as an ideal first instrument for a child to learn music. The reason behind this is that keyboard is easier to master as compared to other musical instruments.
For example, the wind instruments like flute requires learning of the proper method for blowing across its head joint’s holes and instruments like the violin that is a kind of string instrument also requires learning and playing of the right notes, and correct usage of the bow speed and pressure.
Because of these reasons most of the experts recommend a child to learn keyboard first so that he can develop a deep understanding of the music notes.
You can give your child keyboard lessons in many ways.
First of all, you can find a perfect teacher for your child who can understand him and then teach him accordingly.
Besides this, you can also look up how to play the instrument online. You can encourage your child to play and learn by ear. This can further help your child to have healthy skills and this also helps in developing your child’s brain.
By undertaking the lessons, the child develops an ability to read the music and how to do sight-reading. He develops the skills of playing a piece without practicing it prior. All these skills that he develops during his keyboard lessons help the child’s brain to develop in a creative and an intellectual manner. Through the keyboard lessons he can now distinguish easily between the black and white keys that earlier were confusing for him. He begins to understand that the white keys are for normal notes, and the black keys are for the accidentals. Keyboard lessons teach him all about the musical alphabets.
The notes from A to G then become familiar for him. He now understands that the accidentals are generally the notes between and are on the black keys.
The black keys are not used very often while first starting out. Generally the first lessons are kept very simple and during them the children are taught how to start off by making them understand the proper hand position and proper body posture. This generally includes sitting straight or leaning forward slightly. It also teaches that the fingers must be in relaxed position while kept in natural position. The thumb has to be curled slightly inwards so that they can be parallel to the hand.
Next, they are taught about basic scales on the keyboard.
Through their lessons the children realize that the C scale is the most basic of all the scales. The children are then made familiar to the position of C, that is the key situated just left of the two black keys. They are then taught how to make progress up the scale by making use of their right thumb, middle finger, and index finger and then how to carry on this way up to the next octave. A complete major lesson on full C scale is given.
Next lesson is about the dexterity in the fingers.
They are made to learn and to play a scale using just one hand. In early classes sheet music is not included. They are encouraged to play a theme of their favorite TV show on their keyboard. It helps them to play the melody by just simply listening.
At last they are made to read the sheet music and play accordingly.
Through these lessons children can learn how to play along with and how to read music at a particular moment of time. All the keyboard lessons make use of the memory process pattern. In this process, the eye absorbs the pattern notes given in the manuscript quickly and then translates this information in the brain, and finally this information is sent directly to the fingers.