August 10, 2014
Here’s game you teacher can play with their students during piano lab time, or just with the family. Provided in the printable download is a game board, musical term cards, “Jump the Plank” cards and an answer sheet.
About this Activity
Ahoy there, Matey! Want to add some swashbuckling fun to your music theory skill building efforts? PirateQuest™ provides young musicians with a pirate-themed game board and 30 basic music term cards to drill and practice. Mix and match the question cards to drill the musical terms they need to know. When they’ve mastered the first set, grab a new set of terms.
Download Pirate Quest | Music Terms Game
March 13, 2014
Looking for an app to drill basic theory skills? This iPad app from Alfred Music is a great pick for beginning students.
Download Music for Little Mozarts App
The app provides drill and practice activities for:
- Distinguishing between High and Low Sounds
- Melodic Direction (Up or Down)
- Rhythmic Identification (Simple Rhythms)
- Notes Naming Skill Development
Other notable features for this app include a point system rewards students for correct answers, and cute watercolor animals that are sure to be a hit with kids. It would be nice to see app developed that meet the growing needs of students as they progress through the Alfred series piano books.
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January 9, 2014
Are your kids just getting started with music? MakingMusicFun.net has a set of flash cards that are super cute that you can download for FREE.
Download Flash Frog™ Flashcards
About these Flashcards
Flash Frog™ flashcards drill note names, basic rhythms, basic dynamics and a few more musical symbols that are commonly seen in beginning music books. They’re perfect for the beginning piano student, but can also be used with recorder and guitar students as well. You can also use the cards to play a matching game, or print two sets and play “Go Fish”.
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Get these free printable concentration (memory) games from MakingMusicFun.net, and add some excitement to your note name drills.
Begin by selecting 16 cards (8 note cards and 8 alphabet letter cards). Then test your memory and your ability identify the notes of the treble, bass or viola clef. The player with the most pairs of matching cards at the end of the game wins. For two or more players. One player could race the clock, trying to beat a previous time.
Want Music Flash Cards? Find them at the following link:
April 22, 2010
Flash cards are a great way to introduce young pianists to their note names. The following links will take you to two pages where you can instantly print a collection of nicely designed flash cards. Since our desktop printers don’t print double-sided, an answer key is provided at the end if you need help marking the backs of the cards with the answers.
Free Music Theory Flash Cards | Treble Clef from MakingMusicFun.net
Free Music Theory Flash Cards | Bass Clef from MakingMusicFun.net
Piano Apps for Kids
Four apps that actually help kids to learn to play the piano.
MMF! Piano Primer App | Download on Apple App Store
Treble Clef Kids | Download on Apple App Store
Music for Little Mozarts | Download on Apple App Store
Meet Beethoven iPad App (Includes sheet music with interactive tools for practicing)