The user interface has four points of interest as shown in the screenshot below.
Touch (or press) the octopus icon to compose a lesson. As soon as you do that, you will see that the row of camels (default) has been replaced with an actual melody which consists of seven animals. The last space is intentionally left blank. Every time you touch the octopus button, the existing lesson will be overwritten with a new one.
Use the turtle or rabbit button to listen.
Listening is a very important part of the learning process and you must never skip this step. The faster speed (rabbit) is meant for when you just want to hear the lesson. The slower speed (turtle) is ideal for watching because you can learn how to play the lesson if you watch the big animals carefully.
The heart of the Pre Piano Lessons app is the easy-to-use composition module which uses arrows to change/edit any of the 6912 built-in lessons.
To get started with editing, we encourage you to fill in the last blank note with a camel. Keep changing other notes until you like how the melody sounds.
Special feature for mom (the teacher)!
The small animals (between the arrows) can be touched as well. Doing so will animate (move) the matching big animal and play the sound. This feature is especially helpful for the first few lessons.
Playing the most important part and here is how it's done.
Right after you listen to the melody (rabbit), you touch the big animals in the same order as the little animals are arranged in.
Helping a child with discovering music is an amazing experience for both, the student and the teacher. Here are a few points you should keep in mind when teaching a child.
The key to success is patience and praise.
A good teacher knows when to apply which one and an even better teacher (you?) will pretend to be the student and let the child explain how it works. This is technique is especially powerful when used at the beginning of a new lesson as it helps you to check how much knowledge was retained.
You are not alone in this!
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