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Games in the Classroom

I enjoy reading the ECL mails, but don’t chime in very often. I thought I’d share one of my games: I get “Crazy 8” card games to work on intervals. The students have tokens at each end of the keyboard. When they draw a card…

Major vs. Minor Intervals

I had a question today from a student beginning “Reading Notes”. He was working with the playlist as intervals. He wanted to know what you would call a sharped or flattened note. I told him that it would be the same interval as the natural…

Location Point Example Pieces

In the Reading Notes program, how are students supposed to decode Low C-1 and Low C-2 (pp 18-19) when they haven’t yet learned the location points of bass C and middle C? They’re not decoding it so much as recognizing it. You tell them what…

Note Names in Transcribing Streams

Transcription projects in Reading Notes: are you just having them write notes on a staff as you verbalize different intervals? Do you start having them identify note names as they figure out intervals? Other ways to do transcription projects with notes? Yes Jen they write…

Shoo-Fly LH and Generativity

I’m learning Shoo-Fly. Any thoughts on reminder clues for the LH runs in the second part? It starts on D and goes up, then starts on C and goes up, and both have a black note but in a different spot. I find myself coming…

Using music books to help reading

Is there a point in the reading notes process where you let the students use the music books from foundation levels that they already know, to practice reading notes/intervals? With each Location Point learned, you point students to Music Book examples that use the notes…

Learning note names on staff

I’d appreciate your advice as I move two of my students into the conclusion of the Reading Notes program. At the end of the book, it mentions the importance of identifying note names. Does anyone revert to the easy way to remember notes on the…

Ear training

I’m curious to know if any other teachers incorporate any ear training into their lessons. I’m thinking about doing some chord quality quizzes as we learn all the different types, or maybe at the end as part of a final review. I remember doing this…

Student unable to identify notes on staff

I have an extremely dedicated mom (5 years of lessons, with all 3 of her kids) who is concerned that her oldest, who just celebrated his 200th lesson last week, does not recognize note names very quickly. I am wondering if there are any suggestions…