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Module 1: The Notes

These are a series of videos narrated by Miko that correspond to our first booklette – Module 1: The Notes. They should provide anyone, especially those without the time and resources for traditional lessons the ability to learn to read notes so they can start on their musical journey. We hope children will find the colorful characters and animation appealing, while the parents will be provided with in-depth understanding to properly instruct them. Once they learn the basics of music, we’re confident they’ll want to continue by playing songs from their favorite Disney movie, Pop Artist or Children’s Rhymes.


Purchase: Module 1: The Notes

An 85 page spiral bound booklette to expedite the learning process.
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Module 1: The Notes

Introductory Cover of “Module 1: The Notes”, and a performance of Bach’s Prelude No.1 in C-major performed by Michael

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Introduction

We’re Miko and Meekie, and we want to help you benefit from the wonders of Music and Art.
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The Purpose

The main purpose of Module 1: The Notes is to help you and your child learn the basics of music notation on the piano.
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Proper Posture and Hand Position

Life long enjoyment starts off with Proper Posture and Proper Hand Position.
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The Keys

Miko makes sense of all those Black and White Keys, and shows you where Middle C is.
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The Staff

We’ll help you understand all those lines!
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The Notes

Miko explains the ABC’s of Music!
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The Treble Clef Notes

We’ll help you understand the notes on the Treble Clef….
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The Treble Clef Notes with Butterflies

….and our Butterfly Friends will help!
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The Bass Clef Notes

Miko shows you the notes on the Bass Clef.
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The Bass Clef Notes with Butterflies

Miko’s friend help to explain the Bass Clef notes.
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The 12 Key Pattern

Understand this pattern and you’ll understand the piano! Miko explains…
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Whole and Half Steps

Moving Key to Key is in Whole and Half steps. Miko make’s it clear.
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Whole and Half Steps Animated

Visually see how Half Steps and Whole Steps work.
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Note Duration

Whole, Half, Quarter, Eighth, Sixteenth….all sounds mathematical? We’ll simplify it here.
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The Note Tree

If you look at Note Duration as a Tree, understanding and playing becomes much easier.
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Time Signature

What are those two numbers at the beginning of a song or piece? Let us explain!
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Counting Time Signatures

There are many variations of Time Signatures, but we’ll count off a few here.
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Counting Beats

Miko counts off the beats in multiple time signatures.
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Dotted Notes

What’s that dot to the right of the note? We’ll explain in this video.
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Tied Notes

Sometimes notes like to hang together and become one! Here’s what Tied Notes look like.
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The Accidentals

Sharps, Flats and Naturals…sounds really confusing? This will simplify this concept.
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When to Change in Accidentals

Once you Tune in to the Rules of Accidentals, playing outside of the sea of Cs will be much easier.
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Finger Crossing

The Piano spans 88 keys, and many composers and songwriters stretch out to use the very lows and highs! You’ll have to learn to Cross This Bridge if you want to play those songs.
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