Music Word Search – Level 2

Music Word Search – Level 2 Click here to download the Music Word Search Level 2 PDF This is pretty straight-forward. Each word on the list has a separate entry …

Hatikva

Hatikva Lead Sheet Click here to download the Hatikva PDF I have a cute little student who plays his assigned repertoire like I eat my green vegetables — grudgingly and …

Beginning Blues in F

A Worksheet for Teachers as Well as Students Click here to download the worksheet Beginning Blues in F. Right-click here to download the play-along MP3. A few days ago I …

Getting Started with the Blues

First Steps for Teachers as Well as Students Click here to download the PDF Right-click here to download the MP3 If you’ve never played or taught improvised blues before (i.e. …

Mommy Made Me Mash My Candy Bars

Pentascales and Scales Click here to download Mommy Made Me Mash PDF My students rarely play pentascales. Sometimes they stare at me blankly when I ask them to do so. …

London Bridge Is Falling Up

Dotted-Quarter-Eighth Rhythm. When I teach rhythms, I want the student to experience the rhythm before we discuss what it looks like, and long before we discuss why it looks like …

The Musical Spelling Bee: Set #2

Improving note reading through writing: Group Two. Who’s got time for reading!? Just take me to the page that has the worksheet. These worksheets give students practice in note recognition …

B-I-N-G-O

I’ve been teaching some of my students how to play lead sheets. There are so many things that can be learned from playing them: chord vocabulary, transposition, and accompaniment patterns, …

B-I-N-G-O (without chords)

I created this chart to use with a student who is learning to harmonize a simple melody. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Click here to download this PDF

The Musical Spelling Bee: Set #1

Improving note reading through writing: Group One. Yeah, yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah, just take me to the page that has the worksheet. I have plenty of flashcards and worksheets …