M&M Note Name Challenge | Free Note Name Worksheet

Learning to read music is a lot like learning to read your first book. Music notes and words in books are all just symbols that represent sounds. Your ABC’s all have a certain sound. Combine them and they make words. Combine sounds in music and they make a melody. Sounds that are high, are written high on the musical staff. Sounds that are low, are written low on the musical staff. If you’re just getting started with music there’s no better place to start that learning your note names. Learning your note names with help to know exactly how high or low to play each note.

The M&M Note Name Challenge Music Theory Note Name Worksheet is a fun and delicious way to drill note names. Quiz students by asking them to place their plain M&M candy on the correct line or space of the treble or bass clef staff. If they’re correct they get to eat the candy. Name 20 notes correctly and they win a bonus M&M.

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M&M Note Name Challenge | Free Note Name Worksheet

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Learning your note names isn’t something that happens in one day. It usually takes months of drilling to master the names of each note. Print this worksheet and start practicing. Plan to use it often, along with a collection of flash cards, games and worksheets. The links provided below with direct you to additional music theory resources that you will find useful, and your music students are sure to love!

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Clown Fish | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet (Rhythm)

Kids love the chance to color, so grab the crayons and lets have some fun. This free printable music theory worksheet drills basic rhythms, including the whole note, half  note, quarter note, and rests.

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Clown Fish | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet

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Crayons Needed
Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Orange, Red, Dark Gray

Parents
If you sharing this worksheet with your kids, and you’re not quite sure which note is which, or how many beats a particular note get, don’t worry. Here’s a link to a post that will tell you everything you need to know.

How to Read Music Made Easy | Beginner’s Guide

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Monster-Themed Musical Spelling Bee – Free Note Name Worksheet

Want some monster-sized fun for your piano students. That’s what the following free printable worksheet delivers!

You students will have a chance to drill and practice their treble clef note names and learn a little about music notation with this free printable monster-themed musical spelling bee worksheet.

Students complete this worksheet by reading the  spelling the word below the music staff. Then they write the word on the staff with music notes. This worksheet is ideal for  your 5-7 year old piano students!

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Monster Music Spelling Bee | Free Note Name Worksheet

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“You Say” by Lauren Daigle (Digital Print Sheet Music)

Want an easy piano arrangement for Lauren Daigle’s new song, You Say. This arrangement is written for Piano and voice with chords for guitar. It’s available in PDF format on MusicNotes.com. Below that you be able to check out the words and read the story about how the song came to be in Lauren’s own words.

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“You Say” by Lauren Daigle for Easy Piano

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Lyrics for ‘You Say’

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe…
Get more lyrics on MetroLyrics.com

The Story Behind ‘You Say’ as Told by Lauren

 

It was the day after my very first Dove awards, and I remember being completely overwhelmed. I walked into the studio, and Paul and Jason, my producers, were in there and they’re like “All right what’s going on in your world, how’s it been?”

It was the first time we had written since How Can It Be…I just remember feeling like so much had happened the night before, wondering How do I come back down to normal, how do I come back down to reality? And I started realizing these patterns of really high highs and then, okay now there’s a low. Really high high, now there’s a low…And Involving expectation in that space can just leave you kind of questioning your identity- Where do I fit in, where is my security, where is my footing?

So when writing “You Say,” I just remember feeling for the first time pretty conflicted. It was definitely the first moment in just being an artist that I was like Okay, where is all this going exactly? And I know that we’ve all faced moments in life where we can feel a crossroads happen— where we can see the past and also see the future, and realize how we are supposed to exist in the present. And it was one of those moments where I could see where things were going and I knew exactly where I came from, and I needed those worlds to still be married.

And thus brought up the issue of identity and trying to figure out how to exist when I felt like so many things were pulling me in so many different directions. I think a lot of times we build these complexes based on insecurity, based on fear, based on rejection, and lies that we have to constantly overcome. And so this song for me was just a reminder of identity. It was a reminder that I know when I’m weak, He’s strong—so how do I change that and bring that into my every day life? When I feel inadequate how is it that there’s always these moments where I feel like God just steps in and supercedes my inadequacies. This entire song was so every single day I would get up on stage and remind myself—no, this is the truth, this is the truth, this is the truth. Don’t get buried in confusion. Don’t get buried in waywardness. Just remember to steady the course, steady the course.

 

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Musical Spelling Bee | Free Treble & Bass Clef Note Name Worksheets

Most piano students struggle with note names. To help them overcome this challenge it’s great to have a large assortment of flash cards, games, and note name worksheets on hand.

These musical spelling bee worksheets are perfect for the first year piano student. They have just the right mix of cute graphics and practical exercises to learn note names. These worksheets also give students one of their first opportunities to write musical notation.

To complete these worksheets students read the word below the staff, and then write the word in whole notes on the staff. An example kicks things off. Then there are nine words for students to write in music notes.

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Musical Spelling Bee | Treble Clef Note Name Worksheet

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Musical Spelling Bee | Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet

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The Crocodile | Easy Piano Sheet Music and Lyrics

Here’s a funny song for easy piano. It’s best suited for kids that are in Level 2 or Level 3 lesson books. You can download the sheet music by clicking the link below. Then head back to the site to use the Mp3 to practice. I find that kids that are given an audio or video recording of the song to practice with, will play with far greater confidence and consistency when they perform it for their music teacher in the following lesson.

The Crocodile offers piano students a chance to play music in 3/4 meter. Most pieces in beginner piano books focus heavily on 4/4 meter. Far too little time is spent in 3/4, and students struggle when they are confronted with pieces in this meter. Supplementing their music books with pieces like The Crocodile will help them to perform more confidently in this meter.

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The Crocodile | Easy Piano Sheet Music and Lyrics

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Lyrics for Kids Song “The Crocodile”

Here are the complete lyrics for “The Crocodile.”

An Aussie went on a walkabout,
In search of a crocodile.

He said “I’d like one for a pet,
I’m sure he’d make me smile.”

Soon he found one, sixteen feet,
Resting on a dock.

But before he said, “Hello, good friend!”
The smile was on the croc!

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This Old Man | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music (Five-Finger)

If your kids are just starting to play the piano, this arrangement of This Old Man is great piece to print and share with them. It’s available in PDF format, and you can pull the site up on your phone and set it on the piano with the sheet music so they can listen to the MP3 as they practice.

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This Old Man for Beginner Piano Solo

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Lyrics for ‘This Old Man’

This old man, he plays one
He plays knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays two
He plays knick knack on my shoe
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays three
He plays knick knack on my knee
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays four
He plays knick knack on my door
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays five
Don’t play knick knack on that hive
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays six
He plays knick knack on my sticks
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays seven
He plays knick knack up in heaven
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays eight
He plays knick knack on my gate
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays nine
He plays knick knack on my vine
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

This old man, he plays ten
He plays knick knack all over again
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home.

 

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