MINI Activity - Pocket-Sized Theory
The Mini Activity books are designed to reinforce core concepts that are often given superficial treatment in method books.
Capitalizing on a child's natural enthusiasm for "puzzle solving", the series introduces concepts in a manner that captures the student's interest, while at the same time providing solid reinforcement of fundamental elements of music theory.
Each book is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2": a MINI book at a MINI price!
MINI BOOK 1 (MUSICAL ALPHABET & KEYNAME GAMES)
Solid reinforcement of the musical alphabet (forward & backward) and the white key names. Activities include: What's Wrong?, Keyboard Code, What's Missing?, Hidden Words, Alpha Blocks & 'cut your own' Flash Cards.sample
MINI BOOK 2 (BEAT & RHYTHM ACTIVITIES)
Provides activities that introduce concepts of beat, rhythm patterns and notation. Activities include: Rhythm Sticks, Speaking Rhymes, Addition Magician, My Own Music and 'cut your own' Flash cards.sample
MINI BOOK 3 (NOTES & INTERVALS)
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MINI BOOK 4 (MAJOR SCALES & KEY SIGNATURES)
Solid reinforcement of Major Keys C, G, D, A & F: Scales (on the keyboard & the staff), Key Signatures and Tonic Triads. Activities include: Order of Sharps & Flats, Whole & Half step patterns, Key Signature Match Up.sample
MINI BOOK 5 (MAJOR PRIMARY TRIADS & INVERSIONS)
Provides activities that introduce Major primary triads in all positions. Students will have an opportunity to harmonize 3 pieces with the primary triads: "Annie Laurie", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Oh, Susanna!"sample
MINI BOOK 6 (MORE BEAT & RHYTHM)
Note values of whole through sixteenth are given. The "2 of a kind" and "3 of a kind" rules are introduced. Games include Rhythm Towers, War, Peace, Addition Magician, Rhythm Quest and Rhythm Maze.sample
MINI BOOK 7 (MINOR SCALES & KEY SIGNATURES)
Solid reinforcement of minor keys a, e, b, d, g & c: natural & harmonic minor scales (on the keyboard & the staff), Key Signatures and Tonic Triads. Activities include: Order of Sharps & Flats, Scale Trails, Key Signature Match Up & Major or minor?sample
MINI BOOK 8 (MINOR PRIMARY TRIADS & INVERSIONS)
Provides activities that introduce minor primary triads in all positions. Students will have an opportunity to harmonize 3 pieces with the primary triads: Brahm's "Hungarian Dance", Chopin's "Funeral March" and "Hava Nagila".sample