Piano Teaching Lesson Plans: G Pentascales
This post includes specific instructions for pieces in the Piano Adventures Lesson Book 1 but many of the activities could also be used with other pieces for landmark notes and scale patterns.
Concept: G Pentascales
Lesson: Red LB 56 Bongo Drummers
*Say the letter names of the notes as you play the song.
Game: SP Bass G-Treble F Bingo/Don’t Eat Pete or VMT Landmark Lane
Focus Goal/New Concepts:G Landmarks
Lesson: Red LB 57 G Scales/Chords
*Practice Snail (60)- Dog(80)-Cheetah (100) style until you can play the scales and chords at 100bpm.
Game: Note Reading Ruckus
Lesson: Red LB 58 Dinosaur Stomp
Choose a silly action to do on the accents as you listen to the audio. *Can you make the accented notes obviously louder than the other notes by using more arm weight?
Piano Safari Flamingo Dancers or Cool Songs
Focus Goal/New Concepts:Accents
Lesson: Red LB 59 The Dreydl Song
*Can you play the song while counting aloud? Remember the upbeat!
Focus Goal/New Concepts: Upbeat
Lesson: Red LB 60 The Bubble
Label the form of the music and learn one line at a time. * Did you remember to play all the expressive details (legato slurs, accents, dynamics, tempo marks)?