Birdie's Solfa Search is an engaging addition to your sight-singing lessons that can be used over the course of multiple lessons. This PowerPoint game will help your students break down solfège melodic patterns by rhythm and Curwen hand signs in order to help them sing successfully. All patterns are in C Major. Birdie will use a bird call to check 7 trees for her nest. With each tree that she checks, the sky gets darker. She must find her nest before it's too late! It's fun to have classes compete with each other to see who can get to the final tree first. More versions of this game in my store: BIRDIE SOLFA BUNDLE (includes all games) SOL MI Version SOL MI LA Version SOL MI LA DO Version SOL MI LA DO RE Version DO RE MI Version-Great for pitched instruments!
Over 20 Christmas-themed printable activities for elementary music lessons that are great for Sub Plans or Centers because they are no-prep. Most of the activities involve coloring and a music theory component. There’s also a word find to put on the backs of the handouts in case your sub has extra time. This set is included in my yearly bundle! Included: 3 Spinner Game Instructions 4 Santa Spinner Game - Rhythm 5 “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” Glyph (harder) 6 “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” Glyph (easier) 7 “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” Coloring Page 8 Duration Dash (rhythm addition - level 1) 9 Duration Dash (rhythm addition - level 2) 10 Duration Dash (rhythm addition - level 3) 11 Duration Dash (rhythm addition - level 4) 12 Christmas Lights Color-by-Beat 13 Christmas Carol Word Find 14 Christmas Carol Word Find Answers 15 Interval Gifts 16 Line Note Gifts 17 Space Note Gifts 18 Treble Clef Note Gifts 19 Bass Clef Note Gifts 20 Alto Clef Note Gifts 21 Trim the Rhythm Tree (meter of 4) 22 Rudolph Color-by-Note (words to symbols) 23 Rudolph Color-by-Note (symbols to symbols) 24 Cactus Christmas Tree Color-by-Note (treble clef) 25 Christmas Chant in 4 26 Christmas Sounds (1 or 2 sound words) 27 Christmas Rhythms
Students will enjoy listening glyphs of Antonio Vivaldi’s The 4 Seasons because it’s a calm activity where students got to spread out throughout your classroom and color or draw while listening to Baroque music. I’ve also added a drawing pages for every movement, which includes the sonnets that coincides with them. It’s a great introduction to programmatic music where students can relate what they hear, to the sonnet. Glyphs: One image per season: Autumn I. Allegro Winter I. Allegro non molto Spring I. Allegro Summer III. Presto Drawing: One page per movement Spring I. Allegro Spring II. Largo Spring III. Allegro Summer I. Allegro non molto Summer II. Adagio e piano - Presto e forte Summer III. Presto Autumn I. Allegro Autumn II. Adagio molto Autumn III. Allegro Winter I. Allegro non molto Winter II. Largo Winter III. Allegro Included: Print and Go PDF Editable PowerPoint - customize the elements to fit your class needs
This is a bundle of graphic cards that PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students can display when they hear music that features a musical element such as a fast tempo. Students enjoy having a manipulative that they can also move around to the steady beat. It’s an easy way to assess students, and you can add more cards to increase the level of difficulty. INCLUDED: -Instructions & a few ideas for use -Dynamics: Loud & Soft -Dynamics: Piano & Forte -Tempo: Fast & Slow -Tempo: Presto & Largo -Pitch: High & Low -Texture: Solo & Ensemble -All of the above with a single image per page that can be used as a room visual The cards come in color and black & white.
These fun, no-prep printables are a great activity for celebrating summertime your music class, and make for easy music sub worksheets and plans, centers, and colorful bulletin boards. I have added an additional coloring glyph, updated the center games graphics, and added a page for syncopa. May 15, 2018 Handouts Include: -Beach Ball Vocal Explorations (2 pages) -Vivaldi’s “Summer” Listening Glyph -A Midsummer Night’s Drew Listening Glyph -Popsicle Color-by-Music (treble clef) -Popsicle Color-by-Music (bass clef) -Popsicle Color-by-Music (note durations) -Popsicle Color-by-Music (rhythm symbols) -Ice Cream Instrument Families -Dynamic Flip-Flop Matching -Seashell Printable Rhythm Games (quarter note/rest, beamed 8ths) -Seashell Printable Rhythm Games (above notes + half note) -Seashell Printable Rhythm Games (above notes + beamed 16ths) -Seashell Printable Rhythm Games (above notes + syncopa)
This is a PowerPoint file with audio of the famous Scottish song and camp favorite, "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." It's also a fun way to teach triple meter. The slides show students how to sing and count in 3. There are also audio files included on the slides. You may use them or have students sing unaccompanied, but the song goes to a high E, so some teachers might appreciate giving their voices a rest. :) This is in the key of C Major, so it would be easier for teacher to have students play along with BoomWhackers and other pitched/unpitched instruments. Slides Cover: -Map of Scottland -History of the song -Moving to the strong beat -Counting in 3 -Movement Activities (these are fun and will tire your students out!) -Notation of the song with I-IV-V chords labeled. -There are also a few teacher notes under each slide
This is a fun music activity to help reinforce note identification and increase reading fluency for notes in the concert Bb scale. It’s great for elementary/beginning band students and contains 46-pages of speed trials (similar to Mad Minute) where students can compete against the clock, each other, or themselves! Check out the preview to see what’s included. Answer keys are also in the set in case you need them for sub plans or you’d like students to check their work. I also have a set of the first 5 notes of the scale for 1st-year band in my shop. Instrument Groups Include: •C Treble (flute, oboe, mallets) •C Bass (baritone, euphonium, bassoon, trombone) •C Bass Low (tuba) •Bb (clarinet, trumpet) •Bb high (tenor sax) •Eb (alto/bari sax) •F (French horn) Each Set of Instrument Groups Include: •Ideas for competitive use •2 pitch identification sheets with whole notes •2 pitch identification sheets with whole, half, and quarter notes •2 sheets where students draw-in the notes •4 blank templates for you or the student to create their own worksheet
This is a set of rhythm worksheets that focuses on note and rest lengths. It reinforces learning beat values through worksheet assessments and flashcards with can be used for games and music centers. The handouts are also great adds for substitute plans. ** MANY NEW WORKSHEET ADDED ON SEPT. 28, 2016! ** Included: -Hierarchy of Notes Reference Chart -Hierarchy of Notes Fill-in/Worksheet/Assessment -Hierarchy of Rests Reference Chart -Hierarchy of Rests Fill-in/Worksheet/Assessment -Rhythm Addition Level 1 (Quarter note/rest, Beamed eighth notes) -Rhythm Addition Level 2 (+ Whole note/rest, Half note/rest) -Rhythm Addition Level 3 (+ Dotted half note, Flagged eighth note, Eighth rest, Beamed sixteenth notes) -Color the Apples Level 1 -Color the Apples Level 2 -Color the Apples Level 3 -Rhythm Maze 1 -Rhythm Maze 2 -Rhythm Maze 3 -Count Rhythms on 1-line staff Level 1 -Count Rhythms on 1-line staff Level 2 -Count Rhythms on 1-line staff Level 3 -Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To Level 1 -Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To Level 2 -Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To Level 3 -Cut and Group Rhythms by Beats Level 1 -Cut and Group Rhythms by Beats Level 2 -Cut and Group Rhythms by Beats Level 3 -Draw by Beat Level 1 -Draw by Beat Level 2 -Draw by Beat Level 3 -Animal Rhythm Syllables Level 1 plus Beamed 16ths (tika tika/tiri tiri) -Posters/Anchor charts for all note and rest durations used above plus 8th and 16th rests. In printer friendly black & white! -Addition Flashcards for all rhythms used above. Please note that there are 5 cards per sheet of paper. The flashcards are small so they would be good for centers or small groups, unless you enlarge them or project them on a visualizer.
Musical 4 Corners is a great, interactive PowerPoint game for reinforcing instrument families (brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, and keyboards) and instrument timbre. This was my students’ favorite game and they hardly realize that they are learning while playing. Answers are included in the presentation notes so it can be played with a sub. There are 36 instruments used in this activity. Check out the thumbnails to see them all. There are also LOTS of slides so the game can be played for 5 minutes or 20. NOW WITH AUDIO! SOUND FILES OF THE INSTRUMENTS ARE NOW EMBEDDED! I’ve gotten several requests for sound, so now there are 2 versions of this game included in the download. One without sound (students have to identify the family each instrument belongs to), and one where students hear a clip and guess which instrument it is. A favorite indoor recess game at my school is “4 Corners.” Students sneak to a corner by the count of 10 and another player with their eyes closed calls out a corner number and the players standing in that corner are out. I’ve modified the game so that each corner is an instrument. Instead of having an “it” person, you can just play the embedded audio timer clip. The next slide will show an instrument in every corner. The students standing in the corner that matches the instrument family labeled in the center of the slide are out. This is a great way for students to practice identifying instruments and categorizing them to their families!
These fun, no-prep printables are a great activity for celebrating Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, Veteran's Day, and other Patriotic holidays in your music class, and make for easy sub plans and nice bulletin boards. These color-by-note and color-by-dynamics worksheets are camouflage-pattern grids with a hidden branch of the military in either blue or red. You can give each child or class a different concept to review, or the same concept, but with different branches. When they color it in, they will discover which branch of the military is hidden in the camo grid. Branches Include: -ARMY -NAVY -AIR FORCE -MARINE CORPS -COAST GUARD Concepts included for each branch: -Treble Clef Notes (B, A, G, E, C) -Dynamics (f, mf, mp, p, pp) -Note Durations (Symbols for 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4 beat notes) -Rest Durations (Symbols for 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4 beat rests) -Note Durations (Whole, Half, Quarter, Eighth, and Sixteenth Notes)
These printable charts are a handy tool for beginning and middle school band directors to keep at the podium in order to correct fingerings for the concert Bb scale. Student worksheets include 1-octave scales and arpeggios with fingerings, and sections for students to write-in the notes of the scale on the staff. It’s also useful as a quick transposition reference! Instruments Fingerings: Trumpet F Horn Trombone Baritone B.C. Tuba Flute Oboe Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor Sax Bassoon
These 27 music printables, glyphs, coloring, and games are great for your Spring music lessons will be a life-saver for Sub Plans or Centers because they are fun and require no prep! Most of the theory pages have a colouring element for early finishers, a word search is also included. Answer keys are available for subs as well. Coloring also makes the pages fabulous for music bulletin boards. This set is included in my yearly bundle! This set has been updated and several more activities have been added on March 5, 2018. INCLUDED: SPINNER ACTIVITIES • Spinner Game Tips • Beat Value Spinner Game • Treble Clef Notes Spinner Game • Dynamics Spinner Game • Tempo Spinner Game • Spring Rhythm Words (individual work) • Spring Treble Clef Notes (individual work) • Spring Bass Clef Notes (individual work) • Spring Alto Clef Notes (individual work) LISTENING ACTIVITIES • Vivaldi’s “Spring” Listening Glyph • Ternary Form RHYTHM • Polly’s Rhythm Pick-Up Game 1: quarter note, 8th notes, quarter rest • Polly’s Rhythm Pick-Up Game 2: half note • Polly’s Rhythm Pick-Up Game 3: sixteenth notes • Polly’s Rhythm Pick-Up Game 4: syncope 8th-quarter-8th • Spring Sounds: 1 or 2 sounds COLOR-BY-NOTE • Butterfly: note symbols • Butterfly: note names - US • Butterfly: note names - UK • Butterfly: treble clef (E, F, G, A, B, C) • Butterfly: bass clef (E, F, G, A, B, C) • Butterfly: alto clef (E, F, G, A, B, C) PITCH • Bee Vocal Explorations 1 • Bee Vocal Explorations 2 • Piano Panda: lines or spaces • Piano Panda: treble clef • Piano Panda: bass clef • Piano Panda: alto clef WORD FIND • Spring Songs
The Drum Beats For is an active and fun PowerPoint music game for aural reinforcement of syncopa. The PPT contains embedded mp3 files with 40 slides. This game requires listening and aurally matching rhythmic patterns and changing seats with classmates. My students absolutely love this game and there is no “winner” so it can be played for any length of time. Look for more versions them in my store! The Drum Beats for Bundle of all Games at a Discount The Drum Beats for Ta, Ti-Ti The Drum Beats for Ta, Ti-Ti, Rest The Drum Beats for Half Notes The Drum Beats for 4 Beamed 16th Notes The Drum Beats for 8th Note & 16th Notes Combinations The Drum Beats for Syncopa
This is the 3rd lesson of my Recorder Cat bundle for your music/recorder class! My students have learned more songs and notes with this system in comparison to when I solely relied on method books. Every set breaks down the song by rhythm, pitch, and fingerings. It even includes a quality mp3 accompaniment track embedded in the PowerPoint and handouts for classwork and homework. It also includes a printable to track student progress. Every time a student passes a playing test, they can put a sticker on their tracker or you can initial underneath their badge icon. Included in each belt set: 1) PowerPoint presentation of song 2) Student badge tracker 3) Classwork/Homework/Sub Worksheets for each song 4) Mp3 accompaniment track (also embedded in PPT)
This set of Franz Joseph Haydn printables are useful for Composer of the Month activities, sub plans, and for incorporating writing. Almost all pages contain a coloring or drawing element and there are listening maps, glyphs, and a writing prompt for the “Surprise Symphony,” “The Clock,” and “The Joke.” A word search is also included for early finishers and there are answer keys and sample answers for subs to reference as well as a brief description of each listening piece. Check out the preview to see what’s included. Included: •Table of Contents & Ideas for Use •Haydn Bio •Coloring page with bio •Coloring page with fill-in-the-blanks bio •Coloring page of Haydn with birth and death dates •Brief information sheet about the following 3 pieces •Surprise Symphony •Listening map •Listening glyph •Writing prompt with illustration boxes •The Clock •Listening map •Listening glyph •Writing prompt with illustration boxes •The Joke •Listening map •Listening glyph •Writing prompt with illustration boxes •Haydn Word Search
Birdie's Solfa Search is an engaging addition to your Pentatonic sight-singing lessons that can be used over the course of multiple lessons. This PowerPoint game will help your students break down solfège melodic patterns by rhythm and Curwen hand signs in order to help them sing successfully. All patterns are in C Major. Birdie will use a bird call to check 7 trees for her nest. With each tree that she checks, the sky gets darker. She must find her nest before it's too late! It's fun to have classes compete with each other to see who can get to the final tree first. Check out more versions of this game in my store: BIRDIE SOLFA BUNDLE (all games at a discount) SOL MI Version SOL MI LA Version SOL MI LA DO Version SOL MI LA DO RE Version DO RE MI Version-Great for pitched instruments!
These 20 Christmas music coloring sheets come in 7 designs and multiple variations that reinforce note durations or pitch. These coloring printable worksheets are great for Christmas and the chaos of concert season! I use North American terminology for the word to symbol sheets, but the symbol to symbol sheets are universal. Included: • Decorate the Gingerbread Cookie • Candy Cane (word to symbol) • Candy Cane (symbol to symbol) • Gingerbread House (word to symbol) • Gingerbread House (symbol to symbol) • Ring the Bells (word to symbol) • Ring the Bells (symbol to symbol) • Drum (word to symbol) • Drum (symbol to symbol) • Drum (treble clef notes) • Drum (bass clef notes) • Drum (alto clef notes) • Fireplace (treble clef notes) • Fireplace (bass clef notes) • Fireplace (alto clef notes) • Snowman (word to symbol) • Snowman (symbol to symbol) • Snowman (treble clef notes) • Snowman (bass clef notes) • Snowman (alto clef notes) If you are also looking for non-holiday winter theory printables, I recommend this set be paired with my Winter Worksheets.
This is the complete, 9 lesson set of my Recorder Cat NO Prep bundle of songs for your music/recorder class! My students have learned more songs and notes with this system in comparison to when I solely relied on method books. Every set breaks down the song by rhythm, pitch, and fingerings. It even includes a quality mp3 accompaniment track embedded in the PowerPoint and handouts for classwork and homework. It also includes a printable to track student progress. Every time a student passes a playing test, they can put a sticker on their tracker or you can initial underneath their badge icon. Included in each belt set: 1) PowerPoint presentation of song 2) Student badge tracker 3) Classwork/Homework/Sub Worksheets for each song 4) Mp3 accompaniment track (also embedded in PPT) 5) Class Belt Chart (only available in the bundle) ***BONUS: a 7 page PDF of exercises has been added to the bundle only for students to practice in-between belts!***
Do you have an instrumental music student who only practices the C major or Bb scale at home? In order to motivate your students to practice ALL of their assigned scales, I've created these EDITABLE scale spinners! The best part is that the probability of landing on the C Major scale is almost nil. The harder the scale, the bigger the piece of the pie. Even reluctant students can't resist spinning the scale to reveal their fate. The scales are also editable, so you can customize the spinners by changing the scales. You could also add a "student choice" or "teacher choice" slice. All you need is a pencil and a paper clip. For students who are preparing for auditions, I'll have them spin the wheel multiple times and test more scales. You can play this PDF version on your iPad, phone, or tablet by using a lead pencil, without any lead exposed (or any other slim implement). Spinners included: (All spinners include C) 2 choices of any scale being tested 1 Sharp/Flat 2 Sharps/Flats 3 Sharps/Flats 4 Sharps/Flats 6 Sharps/Flats (can be used for 5 #s/bs - because of enharmonics) 7 Sharps/Flats (The Circle of 5ths) Perfect for band, orchestra, piano, and private lessons!
Musical 4 Corners is an interactive PowerPoint Music Game that's great for reinforcing 8th-quarter-8th note rhythms! This bundle contains 2 versions of the game, one in standard notation and one in Kodaly stick notation. There are also LOTS of slides so the game can be played for 5 minutes or 20. A favorite indoor recess game at my school is "4 Corners." I've modified the game so that each corner is a rhythm. The students walk to a corner before the clip is played. Then they listen to the audio file, and if it matches their corner, they are out. You, the teacher, or a student who is "it" can also just sing one of the melodies on the slide. There is also a timer sound file between each slide with a ticking clock sound. This is a great way for students to practice audiation, rhythmic memory, and reading! More 4 Corners Games 4 Corners BUNDLE! Rhythm 4 Corners Note & Rest Identification 4 Corners Quarter Note/Rest & 8th Notes-Stick & Standard Bundle 4 Corners Ta, Ti-Ti, Z-Stick Notation 4 Corners Quarter Note/Rest & 8th Notes-Standard Notation 4 Corners Half Notes-Stick & Standard Bundle 4 Corners Half Notes-Stick Notation 4 Corners Half Notes-Standard Notation 4 Corners Sixteenth Notes-Stick & Standard Bundle 4 Corners Sixteenth Notes-Stick Notation 4 Corners Sixteenth Notes-Standard Notation 4 Corners Syncopa-Standard Notation 4 Corners Syncopa-Stick Notation Pitch 4 Corners Sol-Mi 4 Corners Sol-Mi-La 4 Corners Sol-Mi-La-Do 4 Corners Do-Re-Mi More Musical Elements 4 Corners, 4 Voices 4 Corners Dynamics 4 Corners Tempo 4 Corners Treble Clef Pitches 4 Corners Bass Clef Pitches 4 Corners Instrument Families