"Without a huge time commitment, these cards are a worthwhile investment for any family that is pursuing music." -- TOSâ„¢ Magazine
Our older children are piano students, with a faithful teacher that we adore. The parents in our home, however, are not music students. It is a tricky thing to teach musical notation without knowing it oneself! So we have found Quick Notes by Learning Lore to be a helpful tool. This set of 36 flashcards does an excellent job of providing drill on musical notation. These are large (8.5 x 11), laminated for durability, and easy to read. If you lose things as easily as I do, I recommend storing them in a binder for safekeeping.
The recommended schedule is to start with three cards and then add one to three cards a day. While sitting at the piano, the flashcard is presented, the key pressed to show the location on the keyboard, and the key named. The student repeats the information, and then new cards are added. They also have suggested games to reinforce the information. Recommended for ages four through adult, I may finally learn musical notation too! For ordering, contact Learning Lore at 1-800-250-7603, or see their website at www.LearningLore.com.
The early days of music education set the stage for whether music will be a pleasure or drudgery. Sight-reading ability helps reduce the frustration in those first days of learning. "Using Quick Notes on a daily basis will improve a student's sight-reading ability and build confidence in their playing." Without a huge time commitment, these cards are a worthwhile investment for any family that is pursuing music.