- Each page has its own instructions video on how to complete the activities - Watch! Page 1 - Information about the notes B, A and G (check this page if you get stuck) Page 2 - ACTIVITY 1 - Click to start the recording of your work - Grab the to scratch the hearts - Scratch the hearts to reveal the notes - Say the name of the note when you see it (remember it can be only B, A or G) (Optional: Use the to write the name of the note as well as saying them) - Click 'Done ' when you have revealed and named all notes to stop the recording Page 3 - ACTIVITY 2: Part 1: Drag and drop - Drag and drop the treble clef signs and the notes into the stave to show the notes B, A and G. Part 2: Write your own - Grab the and have a go at practising writing the treble clefs and the notes into the correct line or space in the stave. Page 4 - ACTIVITY 3: - Have a go a practising the notes on your recorder. - Look at the pictures to check the position of your left hand :camera: - Make sure the holes are completely covered - Make a gentle sound by blowing gently (No squeaks please!) - When ready, click the to ‘Show your skills’ Page 5 - Use or to record your learning As you complete activities save them as a DRAFT. CLICK when you have completed ALL activities. WHY?: Learning how to read and write music using conventional notation is an important part of the musical journey. It helps to develop musicianship skills and gives the ability to perform and understand a wider variety of music. Reading music is very helpful when composing, singing and/or playing instruments and developing good listening skills. The ability to read music also helps with many other things such as keeping concentration, being disciplined, improving memory and language skills and boosting self-esteem. Reading music challenges the brain. There have been studies proving that those who study music perform better academically.
These activities have been created to help beginner musicians to learn and practice reading skills of conventional staff notation. It has been designed as a booklet for students to complete at their own pace over a period of time but each one of the activities can be used as a standalone activity to support the learning of the notes B, A and G. They can also be adapted for other notes, clefs or instruments/voice. Delete or adapt activity 3 if your students are learning a different instrument.