Pre-Instrumental Learning Approach

More info on the theroetical ideas behind the ABC approach here

ABC's Pre-Instrumental learning approach supports students to have fun and learn by CREATING and then PRACTISING & PERFORMING.

Develops:

  • GENERAL MUSICIANSHIP .
  • RHYTHM SKILLS
  • UNDERSTANDING OF BEATS & BARS
  • CREATES LOTS OF FUN & ENGAGEMENT
  • CAN BRING INSTRUMENTAL LEARNING INTO THE CLASSROOM.
  • NOTATION SKILLS - READING AND WRITING
  • PROGRESSIVE PATHWAY INCREASING PERFORMANCE SKILL LEVELS

 

THE BIG PICTURE in 3 minutes!

 

 

 

 

COMPOSE WITH SHAPES & RHYTHM

1) Children compose rhythms with SHAPE NOTATION

2)  HEAR their compositions - on a range of cool sounds with fun & funky backing grooves.

3) SAVE and SHARE their compositions.

4) PERFORM compositions in class with your group.

Teachers have the option to use Shape Notation to teach Standard Music Notation using downloadable WORKBOOKS.

Compositions can be performed using:

  • Voice
  • Body Percussion
  • ChromeBooks/Laptops
  • Untuned Percussion
  • Tablets at school - if available.
  • Devices at Home using Free ABC Android/iOS App

WATCH VIDEO 2

TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF ON THE LIVE INTERACTIVE BELOW!

COMPOSE WITH PITCH

Then students can move on to composing with Pitch.

1) Compose rhythms with SHAPE NOTATION then ADD PITCH!

2)  Hear their  PITCH composition and chose playback sounds and backing groove.

3) SAVE and SHARE compositions.

4) PRACTISE learning to play composition by playing it on one key on a computer keyboard.

5) Then move through a series of progressive options increasing  performing skills to approach the skill needed to play on chime bars.

Compositions can be performed using:

  • Voice - including lyrics
  • ChromeBooks/Laptops
  • Tuned Percussion
  • Instruments class members are learning
  • Tablets at school - if available.
  • Devices at Home using Free ABC Android/iOS App

WATCH VIDEO 3

TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF ON THE LIVE INTERACTIVE BELOW!

Explore the RHYTHM/Pitch Composer

Below is a special DEMO version of the interactive for Teachers that is fully configurable - so you can see all the different options in one interactive. When you are In the classroom with children we will only show you and the children the options you need for each lesson.!

So in this interactive try exploring it with Pitch Composing switched off first to see how COMPOSE WITH RHYTHM works - ie the ground covered in the second video.

Then switch on Pitch Composing to see the features covered in the third video.

This interactive NOW has a SHAPE to STAVE button in Step 3 so you change the shape pitch composition into Standard Notation.