Beethoven Sonatina in F
This set breaks Beethoven's Sonatina in F (Anh. 5, No. 2) down to help your students practice the way you really want them to! By giving the piece to your students in stages, you can help them to see the harmonic structure and overall form of the piece easily. A piece that may have looked overwhelming as written will seem a lot less intimidating when it is broken down into its component parts.
The first Building Block presents only the structural notes and blocks some accompaniment patterns. Its goal is to get students to learn those notes and rhythms, to observe the frequent dynamic changes, to play with correct fingering and to be clean with the rests.
The second Building Block adds more of the notes, takes chords that were blocked before into the patterns as written, and encourages students to keep the same focus on detail as they add more notes in a slow tempo.
The third Building Block is the piece as Beethoven wrote it. After students have mastered Blocks 1 and 2, playing the complete work should be an easy step to a polished performance of this well-known piece.