I’m still on vacation and taking the opportunity to plan for the fall term! Managed to create couple games for group lessons and also assign some repertoires for the upcoming Multi-Piano concert! Here’s a board game I’ve created called Block-A-Thon and yes, you can definitely use it review note values. It’s a simple and quick game to help reinforce note values and names for early elementary students . Students will take turn to draw one card from the pile and move their game piece to the corresponding note. For example, if they draw (Half Note), they can move their game piece to the next closest Half Note OR if they draw (2 beats), they can move their game piece to the note that has 2 beats. You get the idea. Just use any game piece from Monopoly or from any board games you have available on hand. Hope your students enjoy playing this fun, simple game!
Sometimes I find that introducing note names to students are a little more effective with extra worksheets, like naming and writing notes. Here’s the first worksheet that focuses on treble clef C, D and E notes. And yes, using flashcards as well as apps on iPhone and iPad do help as well. Some note reading apps that my students have particularly enjoyed playing (and I get the extra note drill in without them realizing) includes Flash Note Derby, Note Rush and Treble Works. Do you have any additional favorites to share?
Treble Notes – C_D_E
Note reading is important but what can get my students to read even quicker? It’s the recognition of intervals – especially the steps and skips for beginners. In order for them to quickly identify those intervals, I have created additional worksheets just for them! This part 1 focus on steps (2nd). Hope you will find it useful for your students as well. Enjoy!
Step_Skip Worksheet 1