o passo's sheets
The three notations
With O Passo, body, oral and graphic notations are articulated as integrated tools for the process of musical literacy and practice.
O Passo's graphic notation is based in traditional musical notation and has been used to introduce it. Different from traditional sheet music, which requires specific training to be understood, O Passo uses only numbers and vowels, which makes it more accessible.
With the O Passo's oral notation, speaking is writing. There are numerous forms of oral notation in music education, whether formal or informal, but none of them is articulated with a body notation nor are used to prepare a graphic notation.
O Passo's body notation is a conducting model with the feet, which enables the drawing of a musical space. The conducting model with hands – as an orchestra conductor does – can only communicate and/or organize. O Passo's movement, by using the entire body, organizes, communicates and also teaches.
Get to know the basic O Passo Sheets
Before moving on to the O Passo Sheets, it's important to understand their objectives. The instruction texts are only to be used as support and direction for studying. Feel free to try your own forms, but consider the fact that these are suggestions given by teachers who have been studying and teaching them for years.
> See these basic sheets and the advanced ones in the book O Passo: music and education by Lucas Ciavatta.
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