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Mi, Re, Do Listening Test
Students are given two melodic patterns consisting of Do, Re and Mi. The teacher plays one of the patterns, and students determine which of the two patterns the teacher played. This can be done as a whole class or individually. It is a Smart Notebook download, so that you can demonstrate using the SmartBoard, but also print it off as a worksheet/test.
Symbol Search Worksheets - Pianimation.com
I’ve added a couple of new music symbol worksheets to my website. They’re a colorful way to make sure your students really understand everything on a page of music (or practice for upcoming theory exams, as is the case in my studio!). I’ve made two levels so far. Level 1 drills these symbols: treble clef, bass clef, time signature, repeat sign, bar lines, forte, piano, … Continue reading →
14 Common Musical Terms All Piano Players Need to Know
As you learn to read music, you'll come across many sheet music terms that indicate the tempo, style, and more. Here are 14 common terms to know!
sol mi la Build a Song
My husband is the art teacher and often has extra materials he can't use. (Many parents donate excess graph paper, card stock, and other supplies.) I spied several brightly colored tongue depressors in his room a few weeks ago. When I asked if he had plans for them, he said "no" and gladly handed them over. We've been preparing do and reviewing sol mi la songs in 2nd grade so I thought the sticks would provide a different way to practice constructing known songs. I used the following songs…
Domi"notes" Notable Music Studio Style
Several of my students love to play Dominotes so I decided to make a slightly "larger" version. The bigger the better, right? So with t...
Responding to Music - The Listening Framework
Listening activities are one of my favourite things to do with my Music classes. Themes & Variations has a great selection of listening...
Rhythm Composition Rubric
This Rhythm Composition Rubric is part of a rhythm unit I taught to 5th and 6th graders who had a very limited understanding of rhythms. Use this along with the Rhythm Composition Graphic Organizer to evaluate their learning. Make sure to check out this post and this one for how I used this in my cl...