Category Archives: Music Vocabulary

Summer Treats Funsheet for Beginners

Cherry Popsicles Funsheet

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 



Orange Popsicles



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. 

UK WorksheetsPP-2



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Save the Turkey Game – Set 2

Save the Turkey set 2

In my last post I mentioned that I would post more  cards for the Save the Turkey Game. This set has a few more notes to identify and some more terms. My students have been enjoying this game. It is so easy to set up and play and doesn’t take much lesson time.

For directions to play please see read my previous post. You can find it here.  I did not include the back of the cards in this PDF. If you want to print backs to these cards, set your PDF printing setting to Page 2 when you print the back. If you don’t want to print backs, I suggest you use some cute stickers on the back of the cards.

Hint: I printed this set on a different color of card stock than the first set so I can keep the levels separate. Or, you could combine the two sets.

Does anyone want another level? I have one but I don’t know if it’s too late to post this year.



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Musical Memory Game 5B

Musical Memory Game Level 5B

I’ve finally found time to post the second half of the vocabulary words to the 5th level of the Musical Memory Game. The cards for the first half of the words (which I call level 5A) were posted last week and can be found here. Feel free to mix words and symbols from different levels to suit the needs of your students.

It is not necessary to print the back of the cards to play the game. Please go to last week’s post for more information. If you want an easier game, check out levels 1 – 4. To make it a little easier, I have posted the links to the earlier levels here.

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

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Musical Memory Game 5A

Musical Memory Game 5A

This is level 5 of a memory game for music vocabulary words. Previously I posted levels 1-4.

Print the first page on sturdy card stock, being careful to set your printer to print page one only. After printing the first page, re-insert it into your printer to print the back of the cards, using the correct method for your printer. Please make certain you have your PDF printing settings to “no scaling” and you are using the latest version of Adobe Reader or you will get the egregious  “black boxes” and other odd things. Laminate, if desired, and cut along the dotted lines.

If you have trouble printing backs to fronts correctly,  and I have to admit it is confusing at times, there is a work-around. Print only the first page using colored card stock, cut out the cards, and put some  cute stickers on the back of each card. Now you have a colorful game using your own stickers. You can even make it seasonal by using different holiday stickers such as pumpkins, turkeys, Christmas trees, or snowmen.

To play, lay the cards out face down, 4 in each row. Players take turns turning 2 cards trying to match the definition with the correct word. If the words match, the student keeps the cards and gets a second turn.  The object of the game is to collect the most cards, but the objective is to learn some new music vocabulary words.

These words are one half of the vocabulary words students need to know for level 5 of the Texas theory test. Memory game 5B will be coming soon!

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