These short pieces for Grade 1 are designed to reinforce various fundamentals by providing MAXIMUM repetition of the musical concept in a “fun to play” short piece. Method books introduce concepts, but are not able to provide enough repetition to make the concepts “stick.”
After preparation of these fun tunes, students will be competent and will never (well, hardly ever) miss these fundamentals again.
Dotted Quota Blues by Wayne Markworth is an educational composition/exercise. It reinforces the rhythmic concept of dotted quarter and eighth note and everyone plays the rhythm and the melody many times. The piece is a simple blues-rock tune in Bb concert and can be prepared as soon as this rhythm is introduced in the method book. “Get Your Dotted Quarter Quota Every Day.”
All packages include Scores & Parts (in PDF format) and MP3 files.