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Music Math: 3 Addition Worksheet Packet (PDF)

Want to reinforce basic rhythms with your piano students?

This set of three music math worksheets reinforces simple rhythms and rests, including sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes, as well as quarter, half, and whole rests.

Each music math worksheet includes ten addition questions. Answer keys are also included in this six page packet.

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Music Math: 3 Addition Worksheet Packet (PDF)

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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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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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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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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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Pirate Quest | Basic Music Terms Game (Printable Board Game)

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.

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Pirate Quest | Music Terms Game

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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.

Pirate Quest | Music Terms Game

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Music for Little Mozart’s | iPad App Review

Looking for an app to drill basic theory skills? Music for Little Mozart’s iPad app from Alfred Music is a great pick for beginning students.

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Review

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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Music for Little Mozart’s App

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Treble Clef Kids | iPad App Review

Looking for a fun way to drill note names and keyboard key names? Treble Clef kids has been a go-to solution for my students, and may be just what the doctor ordered for you and your students.

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While the graphics fall a bit short, the value of the drill and practice activities are worth the price of the app. The cheering and the funny sounds for wrong answers add an element of fun. It would also be nice to see a scoring system added to engage the kids a bit more.

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The Ultimate Music Lesson Lab Resource Guide | Free Online Resources

Whether you set up a music lesson lab with computers, software, apps, headphones, keyboards, worksheets and a dedicated area, or just informally include “lab time” at the end of student lessons, this post may prove to be a useful guide to many of the best, and most popular free resources on the web. If you have another suggestion please share with everyone by adding a comment below.

Keyboard Key Identification
Drill keyboard key identification skill with the resources found at these links.

Keyboard Note Identification

Music Notation
Learn the basics of music notation with the following online resources.

The Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines | Online Lesson

Note Naming
Drill notes with the following collection of free printable worksheets and interactive online resources/games.

Name That Tune! Note Name Worksheet
Color-by-Note | Treble Clef Note Names Music Theory Worksheet Pack
CodeBreaker! Note Name Worksheets
Let’s Crossword! Note Name Worksheet
Eek! Shark! Note Name Arcade Game
Treble Clef Flash Cards
Bass Clef Flash Cards
Viola Clef Flash Cards
Treble Clef Concentration Game
Bass Clef Concentration Game
Viola Clef Concentration Game
Note Name Game
Mighty Music Man 1
Mighty Music Man 2
Space Invaders Note Names

Intervals
Learn and drill musical intervals with this collection of worksheets and interactive online resources.

Ready, Set, Go! | Interval Worksheet
Intervals | Interactive Lesson

Rhythm
Drill rhythm identification skills with the following free printable worksheets and interactive online games.

It All Adds Up! | Rhythm Worksheets
Music Press Distress | Rhythm Arcade Game
Let’s Play Store | Printable Rhythm Game
Note Duration | Online Lesson
Rest Duration | Online Lesson
Dots and Ties | Online Lesson

Key Signatures
Learn and drill key signatures with the following online lessons/flashcards.

Key Signatures | Online Lesson
Virtual Flash Cards

Chords
Learn how to build chords with the following online music theory lessons.

Introduction to Chords | Online Lesson
Triad Inversion | Online Lesson
Seventh Chords | Online Lesson

Composers
Introduce your students to the great composers with the following printable worksheets and free coloring pages.

Great Composer Word Search Worksheets
Great Composer Multiplication-Connect-the-Dot Worksheets
Great Composer Coloring Pages
“Meet the Composer” Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
“Meet the Composer” Job Application

Orchestra
Introduce your students to the instruments of the orchestra with the following printable worksheets.

“Meet the Orchestra” Scavenger Hunt Worksheet | Woodwinds
“Meet the Orchestra” Scavenger Hunt Worksheet | Brass
“Meet the Orchestra” Scavenger Hunt Worksheet | Strings
“Meet the Orchestra” Scavenger Hunt Worksheet | Percussion

Composing
Try writing your own music with this interactive online composing resource.

Compose You Own Music | Online

Music Terms
Look up music terms with this musical dictionary.

MakingMusicFun.net Illustrated Music Dictionary for Kids
Classics for Kids Music Dictionary

Online Music Lessons
Get tips on basic piano performance techniques, or how to play you favorite songs.

YouTube.com
TeacherTube.com
MakingMusicFun.net

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