Saturday, January 26, 2013

Suzuki Saturday--A New Game

Phase 10 Dice

Oh, I came up with a new game--well Emily came up with it.  We found the a phase 10 die and used the die with two Ws, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

We played it this way:

1: play bread only
2: play bread and cheese
3: play bread, cheese, bread
4: play bread, cheese, cheese, bread
W: Is an upside down M--so I played the song.

It was fun--and she came up with the idea all by herself!  She was able to review 8 songs!!!  

I also made up this chart.  I want to make sure that we practice every single song from Book 1 at least once a week, if not twice a week.  I also took notes on today's songs.  For instance, on Little Playmates--she didn't play certain notes staccato.  I wrote that down, I also had her practice that section (one handed).  She did awesome when reminded!  She still is a bit rough on Allegro and Christmas Day Secrets.  But we are well on our way to finishing Book 1.   It's a tremendous amount of work--but so worth it.  She is set for her Suzuki Graduation Concert in April. I know this makes it seems so easy--but there are so many days of frustration and exhaustion.  We went to a workshop, and I was completely exhausted at the end of the workshop.  I didn't even look at the piano or her music for days.    I hoping that this new chart can keep us both on track!  Maybe she can even come up with more games to make piano that much more fun!  

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