Piano teachers spend a lot of time teaching beginning students to read notes. But as students leave primer books and become more capable players, less time in piano lessons is devoted solely to note reading.
But the truth is, students who are beyond primer books still need to focus on note reading. It always amazes me how often teachers come across students in levels 1, 2 and 3 method books who still really struggle to name notes on the staff. These students have adopted alternative strategies that enable them to play piano pieces without being able to competently read music.
This use of alternative strategies is not something that should be shunned; it should be embraced. After all, reading notes is just one of many tools that should be in a piano player’s toolkit.
However, just because a student is proficient at alternative reading strategies, does not mean that note reading should be ignored.
So, in today’s post, we’re sharing printable note reading homework pages that can be used with elementary level students to reinforce their ability to read notes in the G 5-finger scale and Treble C 5-finger scale.
Note Reading Homework For Some Pesky 5-Finger Scales
Most children begin their piano lesson journey in Middle C position. For this reason, reading notes from Bass F to G above Middle C is not usually troublesome.
From Middle C position, kids then move on to the C 5-finger scales. Once again, this is not asking too much, as kids need only add three new notes to their previous Middle C knowledge.
However, it is when kids start exploring notes in the G 5-finger scale and the Treble C 5-finger scale that challenges commonly start to emerge. And that is why, the note reading homework pages we’re sharing in this post, are enforcing notes from these 5-finger scales.
To download today’s printables, click here or on the image below.