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Eto Music for Primary Schools

 

Teachers……A whole class can be taught in front of an Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom.
Smaller groups or individuals can practise in front of a single computer at their own pace. Tell your pupils to Register and they can practise at home.

Parents: Really useful computer activity. Start on the Recorder, learn to read music in preparation for learning other instruments. What a start!
Level 1 includes 10 tunes.
The first tune B Happy introduces one note and has, like all the other tunes, an exciting accompaniment. New notes are introduced in tunes that follow
‘Pupils will learn and improve more quickly because they’ll want to practise more.
Each tune can be practised with or without a full accompaniment.
The sound of the Recorder can be heard which helps with keeping in tune and playing the correct rhythm.
A Real Time Beat Counter appears above the music notation to act as a conductor and helps with the timing of each note
Each tune can be practised at slower speeds.
Start and End bars can be chosen so that each tune can be practised bar by bar, section by section.
The speed of practise can be increased until the whole piece can be played perfectly.

This is a video of Alis during her second lesson. As you can see she is enjoying what she has achieved in just two lessons. The next step for her is to practise at home getting to the right tempo and in the next lesson she will move on to the next tune.

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• Go to http://www.etomusicpractice.co.uk/shop/ for PC or Android Apps
•or for iPad versions :–https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app-bundle/recorder-level-1-2-3/id966131458?mt=8

How to practise: The Recorder Music practice Apps

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Teachers……A whole class can be taught in front of an Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom.
Smaller groups or individuals can practise in front of a single computer at their own pace. Tell your pupils to Register and they can practise at home.
Parents: Really useful computer activity. Start on the Recorder, learn to read music in preparation for learning other instruments. What a start!
Level 1 includes 10 tunes.
The first tune B Happy introduces one note and has, like all the other tunes, an exciting accompaniment. New notes are introduced in tunes that follow
‘Pupils will learn and improve more quickly because they’ll want to practise more.
Each tune can be practised with or without a full accompaniment.
The sound of the Recorder can be heard which helps with keeping in tune and playing the correct rhythm.
A Real Time Beat Counter appears above the music notation to act as a conductor and helps with the timing of each note
Each tune can be practised at slower speeds.
Start and End bars can be chosen so that each tune can be practised bar by bar, section by section.
The speed of practise can be increased until the whole piece can be played perfectly.This is a video of Alis on her second lesson as you can see she is enjoying what she has achieved in just two lessons. The next step for her is to practise at home getting to the right tempo and in the next lesson she will move on to the next tune.

Available Online for Whiteboard wholeclass teaching,  or on Android and on iTunes, see on the tablet apps tab:

http://www.etomusicpractice.co.uk/shop/

Enhancing Key Stages 1 & 2 #Numeracy with eto #musiced #musiceducation

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When using eto Beginner Recorder Levels 1, 2 and 3 there are clear opportunities to enhance KeyStage 1 and 2 in areas of Numeracy.

Recorder Music Practice can be found in the Shop. Level 1 on Desktop, Android iTunes.

http://www.etomusicpractice.co.uk/shop/

Counting:
eto’s real time Beat Counter encourages the need to count the number of beats in the bar (measure). Indeed a good phrase is the better you are the more you count…not less.
Fractions: as part of the lesson pupils should be encouraged to connect the values of musical notes; such as half notes (minims) and eighth notes (quavers) to their equivalent fraction size.
By playing the Recorder exercises pupils can learn the time value of musical notes.
Pupils could learn to  subtract fractions by completing work sheets, in which they ensuring the notes add up to four beats in each bar or measure.
Rank order (ordinals) (in time and pitch):First, second third etc. bars and beats can be referred to for time. In pitch the order of the notes can be discussed.
The wider mathematical appreciation and connections of  pattern recognition and analysis can be considered: Are there patterns of notes where the rhythms are similar but the pitch changes (sequences)?

eto can enhance these skills greater than traditional music practice using manuscript paper because of its  extra visual and aural elements.

This all can be integrated into enjoying practising the Recorder.