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Rote
Level 1
Rote is the absence of notation, when a student learns music by copying the teacher, by ear or both. There is usually notation for teacher parts.
Quarter Notes
Level 1
Notes whose values are worth one beat or a quarter of a whole note.
Play By Ear
Level 1
Learning piano music without using notation, usually by listening to a teacher or by listening to recordings.
Piano
Level 1
Playing softly at the piano, both as a technique and as notation.
Partial Staff Notation
Level 1
Written musical notation that uses two, three, or four staff lines instead of the normal five.
Off-Staff Notation
Level 1
Written musical notation that doesn't use staff lines and sometimes shows the names of the notes in the note heads.
Note Names in Noteheads
Level 1
A type of notation used for Primary level students where the pitch names are placed inside the noteheads. This is usually used in combination with either off-staff notation or partial staff notation.
Melodic 5ths
Level 1
Two notes played in succession, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 5th apart.
Melodic 4ths
Level 1
Two notes played in succession, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 4th apart.
Melodic 3rds
Level 1
Two notes played in succession, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 3rd apart.
Melodic 2nds
Level 1
Two notes played in succession, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 2nd apart.
Hands Separate
Level 1
When only one hand plays at a time throughout most or all of a work.
Half Notes
Level 1
Notes whose values half of whole note or double the length of quarter notes. They’re often the second note value a student learns.
Forte
Level 1
Playing loudly at the piano, both as a technique and as notation.
Five Finger Scales
Level 1
Simple five-note scales whose notes fit within a comfortable hand shape, usually the first five notes of a major or minor scale.
Blocked 2nds
Level 1
Two notes played together, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 2nd apart.
Bar Lines
Level 1
Vertical lines on the staff that separate notated music into measures.
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