Posts Tagged With: Theory

Fourth Grade Aural Rhythms Flash Cards

Are any of your students having troubles with  the rhythms you have to clap back in the Fourth Grade AMEB Aural Tests?.    The test for Rhythm states “The examiner will play twice a passage in duple or triple time.  The candidate will then tap or clap the passage and state whether it is in duple or &hellip Continue reading »

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Rhythm Review – Mitten Match Up from Jeana Beasley’s site

I printed up a copy of Jeana’s rhythm mittens last week, and they have proven to be a huge hit amongst my students.  Jeana has created Level 1 and 2 so far.  There are two of each mitten, so you can play ‘Snap’ or Memory/Concentration, or just see how many rhythms a student can get through in &hellip Continue reading »

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Four Corner Drill Group Game

This is a great drill game for 4 or more students. To play:- You need 4 cards that need drilling (whether it be a rhythm or notes – ie Semibreve, Minim, Crotchet and Quaver) Stick duplicate cards up in the 4 corners of your room (unless students know from memory – to make it harder). Students &hellip Continue reading »

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Christmas Intervals Game for Violin

I needed an interval drill game for my violin students.  There are lots of great ones out there for piano students.  I usually show my violin students the intervals firstly on the staff then on the piano, and they can easily hold one finger down on one note and count up the distance on the piano &hellip Continue reading »

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Mnemonics for Modes

Anyone else had trouble remembering modes? They are (for a C major scale):- Ionian/Major Scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C Dorian: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D Phrygian: E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E Lydian: F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F Mixolydian: G, A, B, C, &hellip Continue reading »

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Order of Sharps – poster

I’ve been meaning to put this one up for a while, but hadn’t gotten around to it.  I have been using this particular mnemonic with most of my students for quite a long time and it isn’t one they forget easily.  I grew up hearing ‘Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle’ and the reverse &hellip Continue reading »

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Time Signature/Meter Card Game

Need to revise time signatures/meters with your students?  Here’s a matching card game to help. Meter/ Time Signature Cards Alternative uses:- Using rhythm worksheets from Wendy Steven’s Compose Create site (see previous post ‘Getting creative with rhythms and composing‘), clap or tap different time signatures/meters with your students. Clap/play a rhythm and see if your student &hellip Continue reading »

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