Rebecca Shockley: Mapping Music
Mapping Music offers an exciting new approach for pianists and other musicians who want to develop systematic music learning skills. Over 50 musical examples, from elementary to advanced piano repertoire, illustrate basic principles and techniques of mapping. Practice strategies and suggestions for teachers offer valuable insights for professionals and amateurs alike.
Mapping is an effective strategy for learning and memorizing music more efficiently. The unique ingredient is diagramming the main features of a piece and using this diagram as a "map" for learning the music. It can be used at any stage of learning and as a tool for analysis, improvisation, and other activities. It not only improves memory security but also promotes musical understanding and contributes to the development of important skills such as reading, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear.
- Learn quickly
- Perform with confidence
- Develop reading skills
- Make practice more enjoyable