Pre-School Piano - Play Tommy Thumb!
Hi Mums, Dads and Mini-Musos!
This week we're learning how to play Tommy Thumb! 👍
Check last week's Pre-School Piano blog for a reminder on the different note lengths, because Tommy Thumb uses Crotchets (1 beat), Minims (2 beats) and Semibreves (4 beats)! 🎶
Check out Lucy's amazing video about how to play Tommy Thumb, as well as using our brilliant Funsheet with the music. 📹
If you fancy giving it a go using just the funsheet, then first of all, clap the rhythm of the song. There are 4 beats in every bar, so maybe get someone to count or clap along with you. 👏
Once you've got this right, try the notes. Use the letters and colours to match up the notes to the right keys on the keyboard. 🎹
TOP TIP - look out for the C-note (the green one), as there are 2 different C-notes used in Tommy Thumb: a high one and a low one. See if you can spot the difference between where they are in the sheet music. 🟢
Finally, combine the rhythm with the notes, and before you know it, you'll be playing Tommy Thumb! 😃
Special challenge - see how fast you can play Tommy Thumb. Practice it again and again and make it faster and faster each time! 🏃♀️ 🏃♂️
Have fun, and let us know how you get on!
Take care everyone,
David and the Fun-Keys team!
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