Resources for Ms. Ott’s Music Students

CHOPSTICKS

You don’t have to be able to read standard music notation to learn how to play this all-time favorite.

Click here to watch Tom Hanks play Chopsticks with his feet in Big.

TEMPO & METRONOME

How fast should you set your metronome when tempo markings are in Italian?  Check out this resource.

PENMANSHIP

A composer may spend many hours writing music or adjusting scripts by hand. Everyone can benefit by learning to hold a pencil properly.  Most people don’t learn this basic skill, and long hours of writing will cause their hand muscles to cramp up.  This is unnecessary.

Click here for a lesson in holding a pencil (for right handed and left handed writers).