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Step Skip & Repeat, Book 1 - Basic Patterns for Note Reading

By Stephen Covello

Piano - Pre 1
Composed by Stephen Covello. Print-piano - Sheet Music. The FJH Piano Teaching Library. Book 1 contains: instructional material with written work; etudes-progressive melodic pieces consisting of steps, skips, and/or repeated notes; and songs-well-known folk, traditional, and classic tunes. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH1128. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1128).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1128

ISBN 9781569390528.

The first of a two-volume reading course designed to enable students of all ages to read music using the three basic patterns of step, skip, and repeat. Book I contains: basic instructional material with written work; etudes - progressive melodic pieces consisting of steps, skips and/or repeated notes; and songs - well-known folk, traditional, and classic tunes.

  • French Folk song No. 1 
  • French Folk Song No. 2 
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody 
  • Lightly Row 
  • Love of My Heart 
  • Merrily We Roll Along 
  • Oats, Peas and Beans 
  • Snake Charmer 
  • The Cuckoo 
  • Theme From Beethoven's Ninth Symphony 
  • Yankee Doodle 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • October 18, 2011 great for sight reading

    This book uses the "step skip and repeat" method for teaching sight reading. You start first with lines of steps, where the child learns to recognize that one note is one step above or one step below another. Then the 2nd section of the book goes to "skips", where the...

    child recognizes skips (two steps above or below the first), and plays a sequence of skips. Then the 3rd section goes to a combination of steps and skips. In this way, the child doesn't have to recognize the note as say an A; she learns directional relations, which is obviously much easier to begin with.

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