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Nifty Notes – The Dawson Method of Reading Music is not specific to one particular instrument, but rather all instruments including vocal groups, choirs, ensembles, orchestras, and bands.   You will learn to easily read music in half the time it normally takes by conventional methods, whilst actually having fun!

As Nifty Notes is a game based learning tool, you will enjoy the engaging way “Nifty Nev” takes you gently from theory to games, to revision and quizzes, and find that you can play the game with ease while gaining an invaluable insight into the world of music notation.  As the Dawson Method of Reading Music is based on a gradual build up of becoming familiar with just a few notes and concepts at a time, Nifty Notes will enhance and sharpen your sight reading skills.

Nifty Notes – the Dawson Method of Reading Music is an invaluable tool to prepare you for practical and written musical examinations.  As it improves your confidence in reading, you will find all other aspects of your music studies more enjoyable and easily understood.  You simply learn at your own pace.

Preset module defaults can be chosen to suit your level of musical knowledge with clear theory lessons.  Simply start at Module 1, read the theory provided, play the games and test your skills.

All Nifty Notes Modules appear in a game format.  Modules 1&2 easily explains simple music notation in a gradual process of four games, and “sets the scene” for future learning and understanding of musicology.  It gives you, the music student, the opportunity to write your own compositions, with clear explanations and guidance on time signatures.

Nifty Notes Modules 3&4 is an invaluable tool to teach you traditional music notation and more advanced musical concepts.  Nifty Notes can be used in conjunction with theory books, or the theory books can be thrown away!

Nifty Notes – the Dawson Method of Reading Music combines gradual and graded learning concepts in duration, beat, rhythm, pitch, metre, tempo, and rests.    It includes clear theory on each subject, from simple explanations of Middle C, to more complex key signatures and relative structure instruction.  Theory is designed to be easily understood and quiz questions are designed per module level.

At any stage you can re-visit a particular area of learning.  The four Modules within Nifty Notes are set out as follows:

  • Module 1:  6 notes studied across 3 note values
  • Module 2:  12 notes studied across 4 note values
  • Module 3:  16 notes studied across 5 note values
  • Module 4:  26 notes studied across 6 note values


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