How To Choose The Right Sheet Music For Your Child


When you go to the music store to purchase a piece of sheet music for your child, you might feel overwhelmed with the selection. There might be songs from all over the world, from every decade in the last 100 years, and in every genre. The songs will also all be at different difficulty levels. Here are some tips for making sure that you get your child sheet music that he or she will be able to learn and will enjoy playing.

1. Assess Your Child's Maturity Level

If your child has just started learning an instrument, then you are going to want to purchase a shorter piece of sheet music or even a book of short songs. This is because your child will not have the patience to learn a really long piece and will want the instant gratification of being able to finish a song relatively quickly. Doing so will keep your child motivated and ready to succeed.

If your child is older and has been playing his or her instrument for a few years, then you will be able to purchase a longer piece that your child can spend time chipping away at. The payoff when he or she finally finishes the song will be greater and he or she will be able to provide his or her own incentives by celebrating after learning each difficult part.

2. Look At the Number of Notes

Grab a piece of music that your child is currently learning. If you don't know anything about music, one way that you can assess the difficulty level of a piece is to count the number of notes in each measure because this is a good indicator of how quickly your child has to play different notes and how complicated the music is. Try to choose a piece of music that has a comparable number of notes per measure or slightly more notes per measure if you want the sheet music to be something of a challenge.

3. Choose Something Your Child Will Recognize

Finally, choose a piece of music that your child will recognize, such as a cover from a pop singer or a popular piece that is played on his or her instrument regularly. Doing so will ensure that your child has the interest that he or she needs to continue learning a piece of music and not give up.

For more information, talk to the owner of the music store like Caldwell Connection.


11 September 2015

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