The primary focus of “Musical Journey” Level 1a is reinforcing technical and musical skills acquired in “Tales of a Musical Journey” and other method books beginning levels.
Pieces in this collection serve as transitional repertoire toward more advance music works as well as effective, technical or sight-reading material.
This collection consists of folk tunes, original and pedagogical etudes that we encourage to teach by rote, by ear, with the score or the combination of aforementioned. As it is not necessary to assign the student every etude in successive order, it’s still advisable not to skip too many of the pieces consecutively, as they are purposely selected to make the learning process systematic and holistic.
Developing children’s imagination can be encouraged by creating stories, drawing the pictures on the pages, describing the characters or the moods of pieces.
It is suggested to have the students learn solo pieces, etudes and duet alongside.