Rhythm Produce Winner, A Sale and Teaching Tips
Thank you for entering to win Rhythm Produce.
AUDREY, you won!
As I only have a first name and if your name is Audrey, you won't know it's you until I email you with your free copy of Rhythm Produce.
Good news: If your name is not Audrey (or it is and you didn't win) it's on sale for $6! Using a systematic approach to teaching rhythm with fruits and veggies is working in my studio and I believe it will in yours as well.
Click on the BEET to buy it now as the deal won't stay fresh for long.
In case you missed, it don't forget to download Black Cat Strut. I'm so pleased to see how popular this improvisation jumpstart is.
If you play it alone or with your students, I'd love to hear about your experience. It's not easy to move players off page--it takes determination!
Black Cat Teaching Tips
If you have apprehensive students who shy away from creating at the keys here are some tips:
Play a pattern on white keys (CDE GA) and ask students to learn and copy it by ear.
Allow students to use that pattern in the right hand while you play the left hand part.
Next, invite students to add a Black Key Slide of their choice to the pattern.
Suddenly, they've created something new!
Or, if students are rambling, encourage them to choose one pattern they created and stick with it. Ask them to play it over and over and then add a new Black Key Slide or change one note. This will help to bring a more cohesive sound to improvisation that seems to wander.
Model for your students ALL the time which means you need to practice, too!
Click on the BLACK CAT to learn more about this CATchy improvisation jumpstart that's purrfect for October or really any time.