A Music Method for the Expert Beginner

shapes method map


About Shapes

Lesson Sequences:
     Playing With Songs
     Tactile Reading
     Chord & Key Levels
     Tonescapes & Tensions
     Reading Imagery

Lesson 1: A Shape
   Commentary: Why Music Videos?
Lesson 2: Different Shapes
   Commentary: What Is a Shape?
Lesson 3: A Group of Shapes
   Commentary: Is This the Circle of Fifths?
Lesson 4: Shape Fingerings
   Commentary: The Centered Keyboard
Lesson 5: The Anchor Note
   Commentary: What is the Anchor?
Lesson 6: Playing With the Anchor
   Commentary: Musical Structures
Lesson 7: Bass Notes
Lesson 8: Matching A Shape
Lesson 9: Notes In Time
Lesson 10: Changes
   Commentary: Chord and Key Levels
Lesson 11: Groups of Shapes
Lesson 12: Reading by Touch
Lesson 13: A Tonescape and Tensions
Lesson 14: Imagination as an Instrument
Lesson 15: Two Higher and Lower
   Commentary: What is a Tonescape?
Lesson 16: Reading by Ear
Lesson 17: Switch To Number Names
Lesson 18: Reading by Touch Part 2
Lesson 19: Moods
Lesson 20: Reading by Ear Part 2
Lesson 21: Light and Heavy Tensions
Lesson 22: Reading by Ear Part 3
Lesson 23: Reading by Touch Part 3
Lesson 24: Moods and Tensions Together
Lesson 25: Getting Inside of Moods
Lesson 26: Reading by Ear Part 4
   Commentary: Shape and Standard Notation
Lesson 27: Making Time Relative
Lesson 28: All Moods and Tensions
Lesson 29: Mood Notes
   Commentary: Chord-Modes
Lesson 30: Incidentals
Lesson 31: Independent Solfege
Lesson 32: Free Play