More Ornament Notes
Today I am posting another Christmas interval worksheet. I made it to help students recognize seconds, thirds, and fifths. This worksheet words very well on an iPad also, because all the student has to do is add a check to the correct answer. I think I have time to make another one before group lessons next week that will include all the intervals, so check back.
Also, I want to thank my readers for your wonderful support of my trio arrangement of Carol of the Bells. I am overwhelmed with gratitude! I wrote it because there is a need for simple trios that can be learned with very little practice for a program or group lesson. If your students are playing this I would love it if you would go to my store, select it, and add a review!
If you are looking for all my free music you can find a link to it all here. Christmas Music
If you’re looking for the golden oldie material I made before 2013, use this link. You will find games, worksheets, and printables. Christmas Material before 2013
FYI, this is my original website. At the top you can select worksheets, games, teacher aids, or music. At the bottom, there are tiny numbers to go to the rest of the pages. I’ve been trying to get my web master to fix that! Be prepared for a lot of scrolling! 🙂
Editable Binder Cover
Today I am posting a binder cover that you can personalize by typing directly on the PDF before you print it. It’s kind of clunky, but I’m sharing it anyway because it can be a real time saver. The editing part is kind of a hidden feature that you don’t have to use.
- Open the PDF in the latest version of Adobe Reader. (This is the same free program you probably use to print all of my material.)
- There are two text fields. (See the arrows above where I wrote Zachary and Piano Binder. You do not have to use my wording.)
- I formatted the text fields to be centered so you will be starting in the center of each field.
- Select “Highlight Existing Fields.” This will show you where to type.
- You should see a large blinking cursor.
- Type any text you desire, but it has to fit in the field. Adjust your wording to fit because to my knowledge you cannot adjust the size.
- If you have trouble seeing the blinking cursor, using the graphic above as a guide, click in the middle of where I typed.
- If you can’t get it to work use the method I mentioned in my last post.
Adobe Reader does not let you change fonts, size, and color to the best of my knowledge. Adobe designed the program to be used for filling out forms, not for designs! Maybe there is a way I don’t know about!
This makes a nice binder front or back for a new student. It matches the calendar I posted last week.
If you like editable PDF’s, let me know and I can make some more in the future.
Fun with Frogs: Piano Keys
Continuing with my series of beginning worksheets for printing and for the iPad, here are 3 more. This is to help young students learn the names of piano keys. If you are new here, check out my previous posts in this series.
- Fingers and Hands (finger numbers, right and left hand)
- Beginning Rhythm (learning beginning rhythm notes and includes UK vocabulary worksheets)
- Tutorial for MetaMoji (I am not affiliated with this company but just happen to like this app for using worksheets on a mobile tablet)
These are high quality PDF documents that look good printed. Save ink and insert them into clear document covers and use over and over with a dry erase marker.
But they can also be downloaded on an iPad or any mobile tablet. You will need to download an app for writing on PDF documents and buy a stylus.
I like about MetaMoji Lite because it allows you keep these 3 pages in a file together so students can go page to page. This is unusual in a free document. In many free apps, each PDF page is a different file.
I have another page of frog worksheets for notes on the staff! I will post it soon.
Cherry Popsicles Funsheet
Cherry Popsicles Black & White
Does anyone remember a few years back when I posted some music worksheets with a “Summer Treats” theme? Well, I’ve always planned on adding more to that series, so here is a new one. This is for an average age beginner to learn some of the basics of piano. And I even made a black and white version that students can color.
I plan to add more to the Summer Treat set of worksheets, so check back. I found some in my files that I’ve never shared!
[Ed: Here are some I’ve made since this post.]
Blackberry Sherbet Dotted Quarter Notes
Candy Bar Lines (contains simple 8th notes)
The sheets I posted previously are for students who already know notes and rhythms. If you want to download them, I’m reposting them here for your convenience.
Summer Treats Note Story
Frozen Yogurt Rhythms
Snow Cone Signs and Symbols
For my UK friends. I also made some of these worksheets with UK terms and spelling. Here’s the link to my UK page.