Note reading is important; no teacher will deny that. But as piano students move from primer books to level 1 books, intervallic reading becomes just as important.
Kids who can read notes but not intervals hit a huge roadblock as pieces become more complicated and the sheer number of notes increases. These note-crunching students can become slow robotic players who are easily frustrated.
Effective intervallic readers, on the other hand, look for the relationship between notes and no longer require a note-by-note approach to playing music. In turn, they are more efficient, fluent piano players.
In today’s post, we’re sharing our Polka Dot Intervals homework printable; an enjoyable coloring activity that reinforces intervallic reading.
Intervallic Reading With Polka Dots
Today’s printable will help your students learn and recognize intervals of a second, third, fourth and fifth in the C 5-Finger Scale. But there’s more to it than just that!
By encouraging your students to look for note relationships instead of just notes, they are learning to recognize piano patterns; a skill that is absolutely essential as they progress through piano lessons.
To download today’s interval printable, as well as many additional fun theory activities, visit Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages (click the pink button after the image below).
And don’t forget… January is a great time to refresh your studio with exciting new teaching materials. Check out the WunderKeys 2020 Piano Book Guide here.