Reading Music using Guideposts – Directional Reading
I grew up learning piano following the traditional Middle C reading approach – both LH and RH thumb sharing Middle C and my teacher would add a new neighbor note from Middle C each week and I gradually learned the notes expanding from Middle C.
Then…I came across two other reading methods: multi-key approach and landmark (Guideposts) approach. Over the years, I have become a firm believer in the landmark approach – reading intervallically through the use of guideposts. This way students learn to utilize the entire keyboard from the very beginning. I would like to share two videos that are great for reinforcing the guideposts concept.
Resources from Flashnote Derby
*Guideposts shown in Flashnote Derby’s videos
Flashnote Derby has a fun app that my students absolutely adore. They always have a blast when playing the reading app.