1. Is it a line or a space note?
2. Where is a note I know?
3. Is it higher or lower than that note?
4. Count down or up = note!
Now challenging yourself to be able to recognize music notes quickly is not just limited to first year ensembles, the following trainers can help ALL Musicians improve their music literacy. (3rd grade recorder friends, that means you too! Use the TREBLE clef for recorder practice)
Here's where the cool online note reading games come into play:
Online Note Trainer (Ipad or computer!!!) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note
Please note: You must use the top right actions area to change to your clef! (Treble, Bass or Alto) if your clef looks different you must check this!
Whack a Note(Treble Clef only): http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/steprightup/whackanote/
Other helpful websites for parents and students: http://emersonwilliamsbandstrings.weebly.com/helpful-websites.html
The students know my favorite thing is finding youtube videos for them. I am sure you all have heard a LOT of piano guys in your houses :)
1. All about that Bass (Clef) - Helpful hints on how to read in Bass Clef
2. I knew you were TREBLE when you walked in - Helpful hints on how to read in Treble Clef!
3. Alto Clef (violist friends) I can't find a cool video yet- maybe we have to make our own :) Violists did make up a great saying to remember the lines "Four Alligators Chasing Every Gorilla"