As your teen piano students begin playing repertoire with more complex key signatures, they develop a mature approach to learning music. Key signatures are no longer a tool that simply reminds them to play sharps or flats, but a roadmap to the underlying theory that they need to understand before playing a piece of repertoire.
But, without being able to name key signatures, students can’t access these all-important road maps! So, key signatures must be memorized.
As you’re probably aware, memorizing key signatures can be a dry task… unless you turn it into a game… which we are doing today for you and your students!
Keep reading below for a teen key signature game that will reinforce your students’ recognition of A Major, B Flat Major, D Major, B Minor, F Sharp Minor, and G Minor.
A Game To Reinforce Intermediate Level 2 Key Signatures
Once your teens start playing in keys with two or three sharps or flats, it’s time to really commit those key signatures to memory. With the game we’re sharing today, you and your students will have a blast reinforcing knowledge that used to be learned through drill and drudgery.
Today’s key signature game can be used as a standalone activity or in coordination with our book, WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 2 (available on Amazon).
WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 2 contains 63 jam-packed pages of pop-infused piano studies. Covering the keys of D Major, B Minor, B Flat Major, G Minor, A Major, and F Sharp Minor, the units in this book contain scale practice piano solos, lead sheet triad training, chord-focused sight reading, lap tap clap rhythm training, and left-hand pattern improv practice.
Within every unit, your piano students will get comfortable playing in the aforementioned key signatures through focused, popified studies that are designed to help them internalize the fingering patterns and hand shapes they need to know… all the while playing cool music that sounds nothing like technical work!
Click on the image below to download today’s game.