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Note Matching for iPad or to Print

Note Matching

Note Matching

Not too long ago one of my younger students was watching his older brother do some theory work on the iPad. Like most little brothers, he wanted to try it too, but it was a little too hard for him. I asked if he wanted me to make something just for him, and he was pretty excited about that!

One mistake that teachers often make when using an iPad with young children is that the screen is too small for the young hand to navigate. If you use worksheets and apps with your students, they have to be age appropriate. I made this one nice and big and students only need to draw short lines. Because it is so big, you can also use it on your mobile phone with older students.

Sometimes in our rush to use new technology, we forget that children learn better with old-fashioned hands on activities. As a music educator, I’ve always been concerned about child centered teaching. My advice to teachers is to keep that in mind and not over-do worksheets and mobile devices with our elementary piano students. After all, piano lessons are a hands on activity! Moderation in all things is always a good thing to remember.

If using a lot of ink is not a problem for you and you don’t have an iPad or some other tablet, these sheets are high quality PDFs and can be printed.

  • Use the MTNA discount and print them at Office Depot.
  • Check for a color print sale at office stores, drug stores, or big box stores.
  • Place in clear sheet protectors or laminate to use with dry or wet erase markers.
  • Black dry erase markers erase better than the colored ones.

Wet erase markers are a lot easier to use, but if you teach in your living room like I do, that is not an option, unless you cover everything in painter’s drop cloth! :)

If you are looking for a good, free app to use, I recommend MetaMoji Note Lite also called Note Anytime Lite. You can find my tutorial here. This app can be used on most mobile devices including iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows, and your mobile phone.  [Disclosure: I am not affiliated with this company. I found this app on my own, and I think it is very teacher friendly.] Email me if you have trouble figuring out how to use it.

 

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Candy Bar Lines

Candy Bar Lines

 Candy Bar Lines

Here is another worksheet with the  “Summer Treats” theme.  This is for a student who has learned eighth notes and needs some reinforcement in counting. I also made a black and white version that students can color, but this time it’s on the second page of the file. If you are not sure how to print one page from a multi page PDF document, check out my FAQ for a tutorial.

I also have in my files some more add the bar lines worksheets with dotted notes and sixteenth notes that I will add when I have time.

On my worksheet post last week I have links to all the Summer Treats material I’ve posted so far. Here is the link. I also have a  UK page.

I thought I’d give this a try on my iPad to show you how it looks.

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Made for the iPad: Drawing Rests

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Lets Draw Rests Bundle

As part of my Made for the iPad series, here are rests to draw on a mobile device. To open and write on them in a tablet, see my previous tutorial on an app that can be used for all tablets, including an Android and Kindle.

For best results when writing on a tablet, you will need a stylus, but an inexpensive one will work.

Included in this bundle are whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth rests.

If you have a tablet, go ahead and try this! It will save you a lot of paper and ink.

Please let me know if you find these useful!

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Made for the iPad: More Rhythm Notes

 

I’m gradually trying to add more to my Made for the iPad page. To find this page, go to the top menu bar and select “Free”, then “Newer Free Resources,” then “iPad Resources,” and you will see a collection of materials I use on my iPad. This is also how you can get to my old site. Just select “Older Resources.”

Today I am posting four more rhythm pages to draw on a mobile tablet.  Check out this post for more notes, and go here for a tutorial of a free, easy app to draw on worksheets with several mobile devices. According to the developer, the app works on an iPad, Android tablet, Kindle Fire, and Windows tablet, which is pretty amazing. [Disclosure: I am not affiliated with this app in any way and I discovered it by accident a few year ago.]

My iPad page is a work in progress.  If you are successfully using any of my material on your tablet, please email me with some feedback. Pictures are great, too!

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Let’s Draw Dotted Half Notes

Let’s Draw Eighth Notes

Lets Draw 16th Notes

Let’s Draw Upside Down Notes

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