I’ve finally completed some of my older pre-reading Halloween pieces in portrait format. When I did this last year with the on-the-staff Halloween and Christmas music, I thought it was going to be so easy to rotate them from landscape to portrait. Well, it was not as easy as I thought. I had to start all over from the beginning. The only things I didn’t have to re-do was my drawings. However, the benefit is that we can put the pages in a binder without having to take it out to play or awkwardly turning their binder sideways. My parents and students really appreciate the portrait orientation, and I hope you do too! At the bottom of this page there is a link to the same pieces on-the-staff.
[Edited: I’m sorry to say I made some mistakes when I remade some of the pieces. I’ve tried to fix them all. Thank you so much for letting me know!]
What Will I Say on Halloween
Halloween Is Almost Here
See The Scarecrow PR
Hey Mr. Mummy PR
Once A Year On Halloween PR
Five Little Pumpkins PR
Don’t forget most of these are also available as on-the-staff versions!
Updated Halloween Music
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Question of the Week
Will you be posting a version of Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater with notes on a staff? I would like to teach it to my daughter.
Oh my goodness, I totally forgot to post this, even though I have a student working on it! So wait no longer, here it is! Click on the link below the picture of the music, and be sure to print it in landscape orientation.
Five Little Pumpkins
Five Little Pumpkins is a traditional song that I decided to use not only to have a fun, seasonal song, but to use it to transpose to other keys. Students can learn that the first part is just two pentascales put together to make a scale. If they haven’t learned full scales you can leave out that part. You can transpose it to other keys, starting with C and then more. It’s interesting to do this by ear and see which students can find the black keys without help. Older students can use steps and skips. Or you can just play the song for fun and forget the theory!
For those interested in this sort of thing, this song should have 8th notes but I simplified it because the words are for young children who might not have been introduced to 8th notes yet. Also, all the repeated notes can be difficult for your youngest students, so this is more elementary than early elementary. I added a few finger numbers. Those adverse to them can white them out. Others can add more. I’m like the second pumpkin, I don’t care!
Teachers always ask, so for those of you how want to know, I wrote this in Finale and drew the pumpkins myself in Photoshop. I did it quickly, so if you find errors, please email me. My email address in on my website.
Halloween is almost Here
If you read this blog and are starting to get all these Halloween sheets mixed up, well I am too. To make matters worse, I post everything twice, first on my website that this blog links back to. However, I promised to turn all the pre-reading sheets into a grand staff version, so here is Halloween Is Almost Here.