Play and sing very simple phrases with a variety of dynamics and articulations. Ask learners to imitate and to identify the different characteristics used.
Nature or animal images can be useful to explore a range of associated textures and musical characteristics.Both sustaining and una corda pedals could be used to enhance effects.
Demonstrate ‘sound pictures’ and encourage learners to create their own, developing tonal imagination and awareness.
Discuss the fact that the piano used in lessons may ‘feel’ different from the piano a learner practises on at home.
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