Kiddie Craft Demo Series

Based on Alan's Kiddie Craft (link in the footer), this series illustrates major concepts of Alan's approach but adapted for young pianists or any beginners really. It is an open framework for students and teachers and we welcome all the feedback.

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By Alan Fraser

31 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

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1

Kiddie Craft - Introduction

Alan talking about his latest project, a book for piano teachers and adult beginners

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Lesson II-1-Meet Handy Harry

The main protagonist, Handy Harry

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Lesson II-3-Handy Harry Slipping and Sliding

Slipping and sliding exercise, fourth arch of the hand, metacarpals

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Different Quality of Strength

The hand is let go but there is a specific quality of touch and strength

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Lesson II-4-Handy Harry as Swamp Monster-Hello Louis Lumbrical

Story about the swamp monster hand

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Lesson II-5-Handy Harry Sticks his Bottom in the Air

The first part of this lesson is the same as the previous one – but after a few steps it will go in a different direction

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Lesson II-6-Handy Harry Folds Himself Up To Do a Somersault: Hello Freddie Flexor

This lesson bends the fingers in a completely different way.

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Lesson II-7-Freddie Flexor Helps Handy Harry Crawl like a Centipede

We also learn a difference between curling, flexing, bending and curving

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Lesson II-9-Kiddie Craft

Kiddie Craft - Lesson II-9

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Lesson II-10-Kiddie Craft

Handy Harry and Rex Wrist

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Lesson III-1-Fingers Beckon-Come Here and Wave Bye-Bye

Group 3, lesson 1

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Lesson III-2-Louis Lumbrical Saves Handy Harry

from falling off a cliff

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Lesson III-3-Handy Harry Comes up Onto All Fours

Group 3, lesson 3

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Lesson III-4-Handy Harry on All Fours on the Keys

Group 3, lesson 4

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The Hand is a Bipartite Structure

Fingers/thumb and the wrist

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Lesson III-5-Handy Harry on the Trampoline

Group 3, lesson 5

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Lesson III-6-Handy Harry on the Keyboard Trampoline

Group 3, lesson 6

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Lesson III-7-Handy Harry is a Roly-Poly

Group 3, lesson 7

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Lesson III-8-Handy Harry Stands Up

Group 3, lesson 8

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Lesson III-9-Freddie Flexor Saves Handy Harry From Falling Off the Cliff

Group 3, lesson 9

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Lesson III-10-Freddie Flexor and Louis Lumbrical Work Together

To pull Handy Harry up, group 3, lesson 10

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Lesson III-11-Handy Harry Scratches His Leg

With his "fifth finger foot", group 3, lesson 11

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Lesson III-12-Handy Harry Slaps The Ground With His Foot

Group 3, lesson 12

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Lesson III-13-Handy Harry Launches Himself Forward

Group 3, lesson 13

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Lesson III-14-Handy Harry Revs His Legs

Group 3, lesson 14

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Lesson IV-1-The Woodpecker

Group 4, lesson 1

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Lesson IV-2-Handy Harry Scratches His Other Leg With His Thumb Foot

Group 4, lesson 2

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Lesson IV-3-Thumb Rolling Handy Harry Does a Somersault

Group 4, lesson 3

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Lesson IV-4-Handy Harry Draws a Square on the Ground

Group 4, lesson 4

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Lesson IV-5-Handy Harry Draws Circles in the Air

Group 4, lesson 5

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Lesson IV-6-Reverse Opposition

Handy Harry Does Some Strange Sideways Rocking, Group 4, lesson 6