NOAH 101 : Lesson 2

3-Note Compositions

Assignment 1

Enter (compose) the letters C C D E D D C into the composition module while your child watches you.
If possible, memorize the letters instead of writing them down to make it appear as if you made them up.

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Just like yesterday, use the turtle (playback) button to listen before you play the lesson slowly. Then the child tries at least twice. If you notice a difference from how the app (turtle) played the lesson then slow down and repeat up to 5 times. Not every day is the same and you can always repeat the lesson tomorrow again.

Assignment 2

Variations
Unlike printed music instruction books which don’t allow changes (and thus don’t really do much for creativity), the “Creative Children Compose Music” method is based on changing the melody often.
* If you make a small change to a melody, you are making a variation of the original.

How to make a variation?
Simply change the 5th note (Dolphin) to an Elephant and you made a variation.

Listen

Press ether the turtle or rabbit button to listen.

Play

Play the new variation slowly. Tell the child that you like it better than the previous melody and switch places. If the child is able to play the new variation without mistake then feel free to adjust other animals but only by one step (up or down).
Important!
Always start a variation with a C note.
Always end a variation with a C note.

Animal Names

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The Creative Children Compose Music method is almost 20 years old. It was used long before it became an app and drawing from all those years of teaching, I can tell you that most children will memorize the animal names easily.
PLEASE make sure that you introduce the alligator note correctly and never use the term “crocodile”. 
If by any chance your child has a toy and is used to the name crocodile then leave it be. Just keep referring to the A as alligator. Eventually, success will come.

For your reference, the correct animal names are:

  • Bird
  • Camel
  • Dolphin
  • Elephant
  • Fish
  • Giraffe
  • Alligator

Each animal represents an actual piano key. Pressing a camel on the app and a C key on a piano results in the same sound.

A good teacher asks questions

Children learn a lot more if you ask them a question (because you are curious).
Be patient and listen to what they “teach” you. This way, you will help them learn on their own instead of lecturing.

Sample questions

Which animals live on land and which ones can swim?
Can the alligator fly?
Which ones look “this way” (right) and which ones look the other way (left)?

Always praise and acknowledge the answers. Tell others how amazing your student is and how much she/he already knows about music.

Suplemental Information

Please do not push tough the lessons.  Be glad if your child is catching on fast and patient if she/he is not.  The key to success lies in not giving up.

Regardless of what happens, you can always contact us for advice and also to tell us your success story.  We love helping as well as hearing about your progress.

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