Samantha Coates has been working on an exciting new project: a repertoire series which brings rote and reading together. These two concepts are not usually found in the same sentence, let alone the same lesson!
For example, think of the typical Suzuki transfer student, who goes to a ‘traditional’ teacher and is suddenly thrown into a completely different process whereby they are told to stop playing all the pieces they have mastered and only play pieces they can read. What usually happens in this situation is that the student quickly becomes bored and/or frustrated. Samantha has have developed a way for rote and reading to not just co-exist but to actually complement each other.
BlitzBooks Rote Repertoire
Samantha has now released the new Blitzbooks Rote Repertoire website! BlitzBooks Rote Repertoire combines the concepts of rote and reading, as well as teaching the invaluable skills of listening, analysing, memorising and composing. The series is a unique way to teach sight reading through rote playing. Each piece is highly patterned and easy to remember. It is also comfortable to play and enables students to focus on a good technique.
There are many more introductory videos on the site explaining the overall concept, and a free Quick Start Teacher Guide which goes into a lot of detail about the approach. The pieces themselves
come in ‘packs’ with support materials, and there is a free pack called Opposite Day for you to try out (click below). The collection will grow quickly, as there is a new release every week.
Packs can be purchased individually, or you can opt for a membership which includes ALL current pieces PLUS the new releases emailed straight to your inbox every Sunday!
HUGE DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS OF
This is equivalent to receiving all past and future packs at 45%-55% off, for the life of the membership!
To access this offer, visit the membership page before midnight on June 30, 2018 and enter your coupon (see above) at checkout (Click on ‘Add Coupon’ and enter the coupon code.)
Watch this video for more info on what you’ll get as a Rote Repertoire member!
If you would like to know more, below is a link to the story of how it all came about. It explains all Samantha’s thought processes and gives a fuller understanding of why she thinks bringing rote and reading together is so very important!