Even intervals are identified by the use of two colors. For example, pink space 1, A to blue line 2, B is a 2nd because the colors are different. As with odd intervals, a knowledge of spatial relationships is essential in order to acquire an ability to read notes that are played simultaneously or in succession rapidly. A Simon Says game is used to determine what letters and notes are required to form an ascending or descending interval swiftly.

The division of a beat is taught using a fruit salad. For example, a grape is one type of fruit that gets one beat. In addition, (although it has three syllables), a pine-ap-ple is another type of fruit that also receives one beat.

A pine-ap-ple is later called a Ti-ka-di in order to help a child coordinate his or her voice while clapping the rhythm and maintaining a steady tempo. Traditional note names, (such as quarter note instead of Ta), are introduced. The student plays matching and memory games combining the rhythm learned in all three books.

There is a question and answer review section at the end of Book III along with various games that are to be laminated, cut out and played repeatedly.


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Book Book III Summary - The Maison System of Music

The names of the keys, bass and treble clef notes, odd intervals and rhythm from Books I and II are reviewed in Book III and reinforced with matching or memory games.