DescriptionInstrumental Music for Dyslexics is written mainly for music teachers. It describes dyslexia in layman's terms and explains how the various problems which a dyslexic may have can affect all aspects of learning to play a musical instrument. It alerts the music teacher with a problem pupil to the possibilities of that pupil's having some form of dyslexia. Although Sheila Oglethorpe is primarily a piano teacher the general principle behind most, if not all, the suggestions is such that they can be adapted for use by other instrumentalists. The book presents ways in which the music teacher can contribute to the self esteem and thereby the general welfare of the dyslexic pupil who is often musically gifted and has much to offer. The book will also be of interest to dyslexia specialists who have hitherto directed their concentration towards the language-based problems of the dyslexic.
Dyslexia in Greater Detail.
The Positive Angle.
Where to get Help.
Music as Communication.
The diagnosed Dyslexic Child.
The Undiagnosed Child.
How Should I Know That They were Dyslexic?
Anomalies in Auditory Function.
Silence - The Framework for Music.
The Concept of ""up"" and ""down"", singing.
Rhythm, Preparation for Aural Examinations.
Interpreting The Printed page.
Vertical and Additional Horizontal Lines.
Rests, dots and Accidentals.
Tracking. Balance and Posture.
Gross Motor control.
Co-ordination for Pedalling.
Fine Motor Control.
Motor Response to Rhythmic Symbols.
Broken chords and Arpeggios.
Memorizing The Architecture.
Sight Reading (1-10).
Materials for Writing Music.
The reproduction of Musical Symbols.
The Notebook for Practice.
Planning a Lesson.
Evaluating The Lesson.
The Relative Values of Other Instruments Beside The piano.
Examinations and Performances.
Dyslexic Musicians and The future.