He has just started lessons and we've been working on dynamics - f, p, mf. He's a hands-on learner and I wanted to have a bit of fun with him during a recent lesson, so here's a look at what I pulled out.
One simple book and 3 dynamic flashcards and we were on our way!
I asked Rafaele to read me the story with the understanding that as I held up a flashcard, he had to read using the volume of the dynamic marking. Of course, I changed them often and we had ourselves a very silly time!
The end result? Rafaele always remembers to apply those markings when he plays! A fun exercise with quick results!
How about you? Have you found a fun activity that has helped your students quickly learn a musical concept? We would love to have you share!