Note: While the Christmas Sight-Reading Expansion Pack at the bottom of today’s post is intended to be used as a warm-up exercise for the 7 piano pieces contained in our PianoBookClub book, Intervalactic, it works equally well for students of teachers who don’t have the book. Intervalactic is no longer available, but members of PianoBookClub.com will have the option of purchasing it as a re-release add-on!
We’ve been hitting the holiday printables pretty hard lately and we’re not about to stop yet! If anything, we might just decide to step on the gas!
Kids are motivated by the festivities and fun of the holiday season, and if we can provide you with educational activities to take advantage of this motivation… we will! 🙂
The sight-reading mini-booklet we’re sharing today is a holiday-themed version of the practice pages that precede the early elementary repertoire found in the book Intervalactic: a musical adventure in deep space. But, before we get to the sight-reading printable, here is a brief overview of Intervalactic… with a preview of the book at the end of this section.
Intervalactic: a musical adventure in deep space
Blast off into an Alien Empire where intervals meet video games. Can your piano students work to conquer each level? What strange and exciting new worlds are waiting with every turn of the page?
Each early elementary piece in Intervalactic isolates a specific melodic interval (3rd, 4th, or 5th) in both the treble and bass clefs and is preceded by a Video Game Practice Page. Challenge your students to sight read these “interval games” as a fun way to practice instantly recognizing these intervals. Can they make the intervallic leaps to avoid falling into deep space?
Fabulous graphics and futuristic-sounding music will keep your students motivated and amused while learning invaluable sight reading skills . Click on the image below for a preview of the music and graphics and…
If you want in on this fun and you’re not already a subscriber, click here to sign up for a PianoBookClub membership today. *Intervalactic is no longer available, but a new and exciting book is waiting for you! Visit PianoBookClub.com for more info.
Holiday-Themed Sight Reading
Remember: The expansion pack practice pages, just like the practice pages in Intervalactic, are intended as a warm-up for the 7 piano pieces found in Intervalactic… but if you’re not a PianoBookClub’er and don’t have the 7 piano pieces, the warm-ups are wonderful holiday-themed sight-reading exercises too!
Are your students ready for a sight-reading adventure? Using the expansion pack printables found here, your students’ sight reading skills can help Santa fly from rooftop to rooftop, an elf hop from present to present, and a penguin jump from iceberg to iceberg.
Each page of the expansion pack gets progressively harder: each level of Page 1 reinforces just a single interval, on Page 2, students encounter two intervals at each level, and finally, on Page 3, each level reinforces a combination of the intervals of a 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the key of C Major. Have fun!
And remember, if you want in on this fun and you’re not already a subscriber, click here to sign up for a PianoBookClub membership today.