Welcome to the Music Innovators Workshop!
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What You Will Find on This Site
Welcome to MIW - This page provides an introduction to the website and to our "user friendly" notation. It concludes with a detailed explanation of how key maps work (from our instructional Unit AKM-16).
Directory - The present page. It has several links designed to help you navigate this site and find what you are looking for.
Home - This page describes our mission and provides some background about our site. There are several drop-down links. These links include our copyright license and disclaimer of liability.
About Notation Versions - Links under this page describe the two main music notations used on this site. "About Key Maps" describes the origins of key maps and the logic behind them. "About the Reader's Versions" describes several versions of traditional notation that we have developed to make the traditional notation much easier to learn and read.
About the Instruction - This page provides general information about our instructional materials for playing the keyboard. Drop-down links provide additional detailed information.
Links to Instruction - This page provides a brief intro along with links to individual units of each of the instructional series. It also contains links (at the bottom of the page) for viewing or downloading all units at once of each entire series. Note that each instructional series contains instructions, exercises, and collections of graded music.
Sheet Music - There is a lot of sheet music on this site. The links under this tab take you to the several different sections of this sheet music. These sections consist of Individual Pieces, General Collections, Lead Sheets, and the Hymnal. This is also where you will find the Reader's Versions of the traditional notation. (A great deal of additional graded sheet music is included in the keyboard instructional units.)
Children's Music - This page brings together in one place music suitable for children that appears in a variety of other places on the website.
Merry Christmas! - This page brings together in one place all of our Christmas music that appears in a variety of other places on the website.
FAQs - I occasionally post information on this page that is relevant to this website but doesn't seem to fit anywhere else.
Blog - I occasionally post news relating to this website on this page.
Contact Us - We would like to hear from you. Please give us your thoughts and suggestions. Our ability to respond is very limited and will depend on the nature of your comments and our ability to respond. But be sure, we will value and read all of your comments - and will respond as we are able. Our responses will be on our blog on this site, by email, or by whatever other means seems appropriate at the time.
The following students perform in videos on this site:
Alex, Alina, Ben, Bryanna, Eric, Jason, Julia, Karina, Linda, Margie, Sofiya, Valerie, Vika and Vita
The sheet music for many of the student performances is found at the bottom of the same page on which the video appears. You can find the sheet music by referring to the caption on the video because it identifies the piece being played.
Many captions begin with a Location Number. Example: PC-80 (Prep for Chords, Unit 80). If the piece is in a collection, the page number will be shown (pg 4). Then sometimes a composer's name. Then the title (Silent Night) and the performer's first name (Ben). Year and month recorded: 1403. (14 is year 2014; 03 is the 3rd month of the year.)
Also, you can find all of an individual student's videos by entering the student's name in the search box at the top of any page. (Note: We are just getting started entering the videos. There are more to come.)
Column Reserved for Student Videos
PC-80 p4 - Silent Night--Ben-1403.mp4