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Yes, we’ve been busy with the release of our newest PianoBookClub book, but I had a bit of a graphic design itch last night and just had to create this game in time to share it with you today!
How To Improve Bass Clef Note Reading
Tell your student this story:
One sunny morning a chicken accidentally wandered too close to the forest. Quick as a whip a sly fox cornered her outside his den. “Please!” she begged… “Don’t eat me! I have barnyards to scratch! I have eggs to warm! I have worms to chase!” The fox (whose stomach was larger than his heart) was just about to toss her into his cooking pot when he remembered something. You see, this fox played the piano and he had some theory homework to hand in the next day. Naming bass clef notes had always been his weakness and this week’s assignment had been a bass clef doozy. “Do you read music?” He asked the bewildered chicken. “Of course!” She clucked, “I used to sing in the Barnyard Chorus!” “I’ll make you a deal” said the fox. “If you can correct my theory homework, I’ll let you go.” The chicken stared wide-eyed at the fox, “Okay! I’ll do anything!” The fox licked his lips as he put his paw around the chicken’s quivering back. “But if my theory homework comes back too many mistakes… you’ll be tomorrow’s soup!”
Put the cards face down in a stack. Put the game board in front of both of you. Your student is the chicken. Have her flip over cards one at a time and decide whether the named note on the card is “true” or “false” as fast as she can. The teacher keeps track of her correct incorrect answers by placing the card on the “correct” or the “uh oh!” game board. Tally her results once the card pack is finished. Do the correct cards outnumber the “uh oh’s?”…Is she free… or is she soup?
Have fun 🙂
It’s that simple!