The Value of Big Picture Learning

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Learning that Lasts

Piano methods often teach information as a series of isolated elements. Example: “The key signature for G major has one sharp on F.” Later, “the key signature for D major has a sharp on F and C.” Still later, “the key signature for A major has sharps on F, C and G...,” and so on.

Pace students instead learn big-picture concepts. 
Example: “To identify any major sharp key signature, go one letter name above its last sharp.” Big pictures give students the tools to learn on their own, along with learning from a teacher.

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