Tonaal Gereedschap/Tonal Tools

This international publication is the result of the Connect I project. The research started in the spring of 2012 with twelve motivated keyboard teachers from Flemish part-time art education. From an introduction to the principle of historical partimento practice, connections were made to current didactics in jazz and light music.

The inspirational book Tonaal Gereedschap/Tonal Tools with accompanying app for iOs + Android forms a contemporary 'toolbox' to get to work creatively and insightfully with tonal music, regardless of the idiom. The publication offers handles for a more auditory embodied and intuitive handling of tonal polyphony on keyboard from the very beginning.

Tonal Tools is not a new keyboard method, but can be integrated 'à la carte' into existing teaching practices. Even those with little or no experience of creative music-making can gradually make the material their own.

Tonal Tools makes it clear that the integration of creative practice, instrumental skill and theoretical insight is not utopian, but ties in with a centuries-old tradition and current scientific insight.

Tonal Tools