Color-by-Note | Treble Clef Note Names Worksheet Bundle

Want to make learning your note names fun? You don’t need to spend hours flipping through flash cards to try to memorize your treble clef note names. This color-by-note worksheet pack includes five worksheets that help kids to memorize note names as they do what they love to do most – color! Kid pick a space to color, match the alphabet letter to a music note, and then grab their crayons.

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Color-by-Note | Treble Clef Note Names Worksheet Bundle

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Color-by-Note Bundle Includes:

Clown Fish Note Name Worksheet
Let’s Have a Party (Cake w/Stars) Note Name Worksheet
Ice Cream Note Name Worksheet
Circus Clown Note Name Worksheet
Bumblebee with Beehive Note Name Worksheet

Color-by-Note | Treble Clef Note Names Worksheet Bundle

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Scale Sleuth™ | Musical Scales Workbook for Kids

Scale are an important part of music lessons. Unfortunately, most music teachers do little more than drill scales and drive kids crazy.

The Scale Sleuth™ | Musical Scales: Breaking the Code (Workbook) from MakingMusicFun.net provides music students with “light bulb” moments – helping kids to understand why the study of scales is important, why composers use so many different scales, and how they can build them themselves – by breaking the secret code.

Get Scale Sleuth™ | Musical Scales: Breaking the Code (Workbook)

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The Scale Sleuth workbook includes:
• Introduction
• Worksheet 1: Major Scales
• Worksheet 2: Minor Scales
• Worksheet 3: Egyptian, Octatonic, Blues, Whole Tone and Pentatonic Scales
• Quiz
• Answer Key

Example
Worksheet 1: Major Scales introduces students to the major scale. It shows them the whole and half step pattern for the major scale, providing examples, and then gives students a chance to practice writing a few major scales themselves.

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The worksheet concludes with a “Scales in Action” example showing students that the melody for Joy to the World begins with a complete descending major scale.

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Summary
Scale Sleuth™ | Musical Scales: Breaking the Code takes the “boring out of scale study, and  is a great addition to piano teacher libraries!

Get Scale Sleuth™ | Musical Scales: Breaking the Code (Workbook)

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Suck It Up! (Straws) | Music Terms Review Game

Here’s a fun game for your music lab time or music camp. Suck It Up! divides groups of students in two teams, racing against each other to answer 10 unit review questions. The teams use straws to carry answers from the answer square table the game board table. The first team to get all 10 answers correct wins the game.

Review anything you like – Music Terms, Music Composers, Note Names, etc. The game is totally flexible.

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Suck It Up! | Music Lesson Review Game

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The game instructions, game board and answer squares are all included in the printable packet.

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Note Name & Rhythm Relay | Music Theory Game

Activity and learning always work well together, so this game is sure to be a hit with your young piano students.

I’ve included ideas for a Note Name Relay and a Rhythm Relay below.

Note Name Relay

Step 1 – Teacher calls out note and a clef.

Step 2 – Student in position #1 select correct note and runs to position #2.

Step 3 – Student in position #2 select “Right Hand” or “Left Hand” card and runs to position #3.

Step 4 – Student in position #3 reads the fingering above the note, selects the card with the correct finger circled and runs to the finish line.

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Example
Teacher calls out “Treble Clef – G”

Suzie selects the Treble Clef – G, and runs to Julie.

Julie sees that it’s a note in the treble clef. She selects “Right Hand”, card and runs to Mandy.

Mandy reads the fingering above the note, selects the correct number card and runs to the finish line.

 

Rhythm Relay

Step 1 – Teacher calls out rhythm.

Step 2 – Students in position #1 select rhythm and runs to position #2.

Step 3 – Students in position #2 select the note’s rhythmic value and run to the finish line.

Example
Teacher calls out “Half Note.”

Suzie selects the half note, and runs to Julie.

Julie sees that it’s a half note. She selects “2 Beats”, and runs to the finish line.

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Music Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names

Do you kids or students need some help with note naming? This memory game is a fun addition to your note naming drill strategies.

First, drill the note names with your student by laying the cards on the table face up. Select a set of notes to drill. If your student is just beginning, a set of 5 cards – C-G – may be all you want to drill. Ask them to combine the cards in pairs – the F note with the F card – until all the cards are paired.

Next, shuffle the cards and place them on the table face down. Playing against your student, begin the matching game. Take turns flipping the cards over, trying to find pairs and remember where all the cards are. The player with the most pairs at the end of the game wins the game.

Free Printable Game

Memory (Concentration) Game | Treble Clef Note Names

 

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EarMaster | Musical Ear Training Software

Guest Post:

Most of you know that ear training is essential to acquiring better musical skills. After all, our aural aptitudes are what guide our hands when we perform a piece. To get a better ear, we need regular practice in order to keep it in shape  – exactly like we would with our piano playing skills. With the technology available today, such practice has become easier and more accessible than ever. When searching for ear training software, you will find plenty of options. The EarMaster program seems quite popular, so I gave it a try.

EarMaster Pro 6 offers a little over 2000 lessons for ear training, sight-singing and rhythm practice, and caters for most skill levels. It contains a general-purpose course covering intervals, chords, chord inversions, harmonic progressions, scales, dictations, sing-back and clap-back activities, as well as sight-singing. You will also find a Jazz-oriented course which focuses on Jazz chords and swing rhythms. Exercises are answered in various ways: by using an on-screen piano keyboard, by singing and clapping into a microphone, by writing notes onto a notation staff, or even by playing on a MIDI keyboard.

The exercises follow a step-by-step progression that guides the user through sequences of lessons grouped by theme. Every exercise is also customizable, which gives us the opportunity to practice specific areas outside of the main courses. We noticed that the software analyzed the answers we gave in real-time and adapted the content of the lessons and the number of questions to our performance, which is quite useful.

The included sight-singing and sing-back exercises are setting EarMaster apart from other titles dedicated to ear training. These exercises are for both melodic and rhythmic training, and allow you to play along a score or to sing and clap short excerpts of music from memory. As with the other exercises included in the software, you are starting off at a low difficulty level, and then move on to more complex melodic and rhythmic phrases. The software also offers a Music XML import feature, which enables you to do sight-singing or melody sing-back sessions with a 4-part chorales or Jazz standards for examples. There are many websites from which you can download royalty-free Music XML material, so the possibilities are almost limitless.

According to the website of the developer, an iPad version of EarMaster should be on its way, but no release date other than “in 2015” seems to be available yet.

You will find a free 7-day trial version at www.earmaster.com.

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Happy ear training!

 

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Carnegie Hall Park (Matchbox Parking) | Music Theory Board Game

Here’s a super cute and fun game to play with your younger piano students. It drills all the basic skills that kids will need in their first year of piano study, including note names, time signatures, rest, tempo, and dynamics symbols.

The whole game is printable, including:

Game Board
27 Playing Cards
9 Blank Cards (Add music theory symbols and terms if you want to)
Instructions

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Carnegie Hall Park (Matchbox Parking) | Music Theory Board Game

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