INNOVATIONS USING VISUAL INTELLIGENCE (SPATIAL) IN IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PIANO FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS (INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS)

A. Hussein Amer, K. Roushdy

Ain Shams University (EGYPT)
The performance of the piano requires for the student in the first stages of learning to overcome many difficulties, especially the process of construction for the correctly body positions, which helps his flexibility in performance on the piano, this represents some difficulties for young beginners in learning the piano (YBLP), this is reflected in some disabilities for the performance process of musical compositions.

Therefore, this paper headed for experimental attempts that aimed in improving the position of the fingers, foot and body for YBLP through the innovative tools (IT), the innovative ideas and new methods of teaching (NMT), using visual intelligence (VI) spatial one of multiple intelligence by Howard Gardner, which represents a great importance in its interaction for the student, and the impact of leaving him in imagination and memory.

Eight piano students were selected to do the experiment from 1st year, Music Education Dept., - Ain Shams University, the results appeared in achieving the goal of improving the positions that were required for the body, and its effect appeared in improving the performance of the piano. But rather, came the IT and the NMT representing as a guide during training. The researcher recommends the usage of the IT and the NMT in larger scale for YBLP.