All the music in my store comes with an unlimited printing license within your personal studio.
When I asked one of my students what her favorite sport was, she didn’t hesitate to say, “ice dancing.” She said she had never skated on ice, but she just loved to watch it. I wrote this for her and I was so glad she liked it. She was a wonderful young musician and she played scales effortlessly, but sight-reading was sometimes a challenge. Fast forward about ten years and she plays the piano for her church.
Recently, I took a good look at this piece and decided I could do more to make it easier for students to read. I changed a lot of things from the original version. It is in C Major, with scale fingerings in the right hand and two-note slurs in the left.
I’m now happy to announce that this revised version is newly released in my store. It is an accessible piece, good for students who learn by ear. I think it is one of those pieces that sounds harder than it is, but I will let others decide that. Use it in recitals or festivals, or just for fun.
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I have a lot of easy sheet music that can be used for Thanksgiving on my website. All of these are primer (beginning level and on the staff in 5-finger position) unless noted. They are short and can be used for sight-reading. Some have duets and can be used in programs. These are all free downloads I made for my students. You don’t have to sign up or subscribe to anything to enjoy them. I use these to remind students why we celebrate Thanksgiving and how much we have to be thankful for.
I have a few notices before I discuss today’s post. First, a gigantic thank you to my readers for supporting the website. Without your help I would not have been able to manage this blog for the last 10 years, especially now that it is so huge with such an extensive data base. I am about a year behind in writing thank you notes and I apologize for that.
The second notice is about my store. My website platform had a problem in their last update. If you buy something in my store, I temporarily will have to personally email the file to you. I was told that the email problem will be fixed soon. In the meantime, I am enjoying emailing my music to you and getting your feedback!
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Today’s post is an editable practice chart that matches my new 2016 design. Be sure and reinforce the holes if you put it in a binder.
This PDF file is editable so you can choose the title. There is not a lot of room, so adjust your text to fit. You can add your student’s name or type something like Practice Chart or Practice Log. You can also leave it blank. If you are new to editable PDF files, here are some instructions.
Open the PDF in the latest version of Adobe Reader. (This is the same free program you use to print all of my material.)
With your mouse, click about an inch down in the middle. (Use the image above to help find where the editable field is.)
A light blue text field box with a blinking cursor in the middle will show up where you should type. The blue box will not show up when printed!
Type your text in the box, adjusting your wording to fit.
I formatted the blue text fields to be centered so you will be starting in the center of the box.
Save the blank file so you can use it again with different text.
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Today I am posting another printable but I have added some things. You can use these as printables or on your iPad. The blank staff can be colored and used to learn how to draw clefs and notes. Students can color the rainbow at the top. All of these work equally well on an iPad or other tablet.
The original version of Shamrock Notes had all the notes in a row going up the staves. But some students found that too easy so I’ve added a staff with notes in random order.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve made staves like this for almost all of the special days. Children need a lot of review! Save these to your computer and only print out what you need.