This easy to use learning mat provides everything that KS3-KS5 students need to independently begin to compose in 6 common major keys. It’s also a valuable tool in teaching music theory.
All learners need to do is:
Pick a popular chord progression from the top (or create their own in the blanks)
Find the chords (and how to play them on piano) in the table for their chosen key.
The mat also shows learners where sharps and flats fall and how to write each key signature on the stave. Names of each chord are identified so that students can learn the correct terminology to describe their progressions. The mat allows learners to quickly see patterns on the keyboard and build an understanding of chord formations.
I hope you find this resource as useful as I have… it’s taken so much of the pain away from what seems to be a massive hurdle for many of my GSCE students!