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Autumn Music and Music and Activities

Autumn and Halloween Music

It’s not too late to pass out some Halloween or Autumn music or add some fall games or worksheets. This free music is great  for sight-reading or as a supplement to their regular books. And it is also available in pre-reading versions. I have students who keep these in their binder years after they outgrow them because they like the colorful art. I think young, beginning piano students need some things that are easy and not too challenging,  just to help make learning piano more fun.

To download the free Autumn and Halloween music, both pre-reading and on-the-staff, use the link above.

Go to this page for  Autumn and Halloween games and worksheets. 

Below are some of the fall games, theory handouts, and activities my students like. Composing activities are good for days students haven’t practiced or maybe left their music at home. The Kandy Keys staff is something fun for older students who are learn key signatures for their theory exams. Students place candy corn on the staff to construct key signatures.

These are all free downloads that I hope your students enjoy! Please let me know right away if you find any broken links or mistakes. Thanks!

 

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Interval Worksheets

Today I am posting a set of interval worksheets for your students. They are fun to use in the summer because they feature treats that students enjoy in warm weather. Click on the name below each picture to print these worksheets. In Counting Intervals, below, beginning students learn how to count lines and spaces to discover how intervals are named.

Counting Intervals

Counting Intervals

In  Ice Cream Intervals, students will write the music alphabet using seconds, thirds, fourth, and fifths. This will be easier if students write the music alphabet on a blank sheet of paper as a guide.

Ice Cream Intervals

In  Identify Intervals, students will place a check on the ice cream cone next to the correct interval. Check out all the free worksheets in the Summer Treats series at this link.  

Identify Intervals

Sheet Music Sale

If you’re looking for some music for your students, I’m having a sale ($2.39 for a studio license) for four more days on four pieces of elementary and late elementary sheet music.  To see them go to my store here.  These are pieces I’ve used with my own students. They are “easy, sound hard pieces”, or music you can partly teach by rote. However, each piece has some challenge to improve their skills. Some of these have been posted before, but they are all updated in various ways and newly engraved to make them easier to read. Get them before they go back up!

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Kiwi Key Signatures

Kiwi Key Signatures

Kiwi Key Signatures

I’m working on a presentation for TMTA on fast games and activities you can play with your students to teach music theory concepts. That, and some other wonderful things going on, plus my piano recital, has taken up all my time and I haven’t had too much time to post lately.

But I made a couple of worksheets that I want to share with you. I noticed that my Summer Treat series (see my previous post) didn’t have any worksheets for key signatures. While making some fruit salad with kiwi fruit, I thought “kiwi key signatures” and that is how this worksheet came about. I know they are not a strictly summer fruit, but they really look pretty in a summer fruit bowl! I think the best way to eat kiwi fruit is to let it soften up really well like you soften up a peach, cut it in half, and scoop up the soft bites with a spoon.

I learned a lot about kiwi fruit while I was researching something I could put in the secret code at the bottom of the page. Now I can bore everyone with my knowledge of this delicious treat. Do you know what kiwi fruit used to be called? Well, your students will have to do this worksheet to find out!

To all my readers in New Zealand, yes, I was thinking about my upcoming trip to your beautiful country when I made this worksheet!

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Summer Treats Roundup

With summer approaching soon, here is a preview of all the Summer Treats worksheets I’ve made over the years. Some come with black and white versions for students to color. Plus, all the rhythm pages have UK versions which are found on the UK page.

These can be used in summer music camps, in summer lessons to review theory, or at home. They span beginning to late elementary level, with one that reviews dotted quarter notes. It’s a great way to keep students from forgetting the music theory they learned this year!

Many of these are appropriate for an iPad or other tablet, so if you’ve never tried downloading a worksheet to your iPad, give these a try. Notability and NoteAnytime are my favorites because they allow multi-page downloads and have other cool features. The note story pages are a little small, but you can enlarge with area with your fingers. You can find these two apps in the iTunes store. I recommend NoteAnytime (also called MetaMoji) for teachers who use Android and other tablets that are not iPads.

To download the files above, click on each thumbnail. There is a link that will take you to the original blog post. Under each graphic there is a link you can select to download the PDF file to use with your students. Of course all my worksheets are free downloads.

Does anyone have an idea for a good worksheet to add to my Summer Treats collection? It’s been around a while, but every summer I like to add something new. Let me know and I will see what I can do!

Enjoy your summer treats!

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