The Animal Note Method is proud to announce the addition of a new book in the series. This book has been four years in the planning, development and testing stages before it was ready to make its debut.
Violin has been taught to young children for years by the Suzuki method with great success, except that when the child came to trying to note read, it was even more frustrating. Our teaching studio has experienced this more than once. Reading standard music notation can be very frustrating, especially when it slows your progress down to the pace of a turtle, when you are used to running like a rabbit. Sometimes a student will quit before they have a chance to succeed.
A child can play a piece by ear and do very well. A well trained ear is very important to successfully play the violin as there are no frets to guide the fingers. Placement tape is usually used in the beginning, which is of great value, but the ear must learn the tone being played so it is recognized and played correctly when the tape is removed. However, learning pieces by ear for most individual can limit the number of songs played. Eventually notes reading must be mastered.
Understand this and the student’s frustration, Noteimals has developed a book that teaches a child to note read while learning to play this lovely instrument. It has been very successful for our students and they love it. We hope you will too.
Since violin music is usually written in the treble clef, we have created and made available, the Animal Note/standard note classroom and student flash cards sets and the note word clues for the notes associated with this clef. By teaching the word clue associated with each animal and then showing the standard note and repeating the clue your student will quickly learn and remember each note. These flash cards and word clues are a vital part of the note reading training and should be used regularly.