Help me to play motifs from songs on an instrument or a tablet

Soundabout Life: Level 4 | Card: 39 | Category: Proactive

Encourage me to make up and repeat my own motifs as well

  • Stick a tactile or visual marker on ‘middle C’ on a keyboard and show me where it is
  • Show me, by gently guiding my hand if necessary, how to play patterns of three or four notes next to each other that go up from C
  • I might prefer using one finger to start with, moving my whole hand along to the left or right to hit the next key
  • If I have the capacity for fine motor control,encourage me to use my thumb too, and then,one at a time, my other fingers – try either hand
  • Using the help of a trained musician if needed, show me how to play some of the jingles, ringtones and other bursts of melody that I hear around me, and ideas from Soundabout Music Tracks: Motifs
  • Do the same thing with touchscreen technology