In unit B6, accents are added to the repertoire of sounds. Students should become familiar with the symbol, as well as the action to achieve an accent. They should also be able to play pieces that include accents (along with staccatos and legatos).
- Students can learn about accents by playing random notes on the piano and some accented and some not. Discuss how you make a note accented.
- Play students some accented notes and get them to describe the sound.
- Add accents to pieces student can already play, or easy technical exercises they know.
- Get students to identify accented notes when they first look at a new piece.
- You may like to introduce articulation concepts by ear before students meet the symbol on the page.
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Stage B Signs and Symbols
One worksheet on the signs and symbols covered in Stage B.