Performing music, understanding theory and stitching all of the bits together can be tricky. From the traditional instruments (that look terrifying) to the classical musical notation systems, embracing these complex tools doesn’t come natural to all.
It’s this barrier of entry that has traditionally lead to some astonishing drop off percentages – 85% of people who start playing an instrument have given up within 2 years.
It’s this kind of difficulty that has led to a drop off in students taking up GCSE Music as an option.
A 37.7% drop off to be exact!
A little more detail…
Arrownotes is an innovative music notation system that represents notes using a combination of coloured arrows and directions, rather than traditional sheet music symbols. Each degree of a scale is assigned a unique arrow direction and colour, making it easier for beginners and those with learning differences to understand and memorise the relationships between notes.
The Arrownotes system is designed to make learning music theory more accessible, engaging, and enjoyable. By using simple visual cues, students can quickly grasp the structure of scales and melodies without being overwhelmed by traditional notation. This approach encourages creativity, collaboration, and confidence in music education, making it an ideal tool for teachers and students alike.
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