Shapes

A Music Method for the Expert Beginner

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Contents

About Shapes

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

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