Welcome to the Kanack Student Resources Page!
On this page, you will find music, video tutorials, CAD challenges and much more!
CAD is designed to be taught in groups as well as individual lessons. Since classes are on hold for the most part at the moment, I wanted to share some of my favorite exercises with you to enjoy and practice at home! I have started out with challenges at 4 levels of difficulty!
How to Practice CAD
Each level comes with a finger pattern chart designed for each instrument selected. Begin by placing the correct chart in front of you. (please note for level one you should use only the top two strings as indicated by the clear bubbles and stars). As the music begins, join in playing anything you like! You are creating/improvising your own music so there is no such thing as a mistake! The chart will guide you to the notes which match the key of the exercise.
If you don’t know how to start, try playing just open strings or a scale for a while. Pretty soon you will have lots of ideas! Repeat the exercise several times each day. Your creativity will grow and your musicality along with it!
Parents, please note: Do not correct anything during a CAD exercise. The student must be completely free to focus on the creative activity. Technique is practiced separately. If the student doesn’t understand the chart, wait until he has finished the exercise then study the chart together. Repeat the exercise again.
Use the YouTube links to access playlists for improvisation.
CAD Challenge #1 – 4/18/2020
|Level 1 – Description||Piano · Violin · Viola/Cello|
|Level 2 – Description||Piano · Violin · Viola/Cello|
|Level 3 – Description||All Instruments|
|PreTwinkle for Keyboard – Description||Exercise 1|
Check here for links to fiddle videos as well as a library of recorded tunes.
Easy/Medium – Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Medium/Advanced – Batchelder’s Reel
Find Jazz assignments created by Susan Innamorato here. You can also you the google classroom she has set up by visiting https://classroom.google.com/and logging in with your google account. Click the plus sign to join a class and use the code: ff77tak
Blues Scales and Sliding Notes
Four Strong Winds
Music Coming soon!
Late Beginner and Teacher or Advanced Student
In the Hall of the Mountain King