As a bit of a math geek, I love how music and math are so connected. The deeper you dig into the relationship, the more you begin to realize they are almost one and the same.
I regularly use this connection as a starting point when looking for inspiration for piano teaching games and activities. After all, what works for math often works for music.
While searching for math activities that would work well as music activities I was reminded of Sudoku puzzles. And, it occurred to me, that Sudoku puzzles can be an effective note reading tool.
But not just that. In addition to reinforcing note reading, music note Sudoku puzzles, which require students to concentrate, think logically and look for patterns, seem like they can reinforce sight reading too!
So, I just had to build some note reading Sudoku puzzles! Use our first set of printables with Level 1B piano students who are learning to read notes in the G 5-Finger Scales.
Puzzles To Reinforce G Position Note Reading
Sudoku puzzles are very addictive, even for kids! This makes them perfect for note reading practice.
By converting the traditional numbers of a Sudoku puzzle into music notes, your students will spend a lot of time thinking about, staring at, and arranging music notes. All of those actions will mean that your kids are committing those notes to memory.
Today’s Note Reading Sudoku Puzzles (see download instructions below) are designed to be used with piano students who are playing music in the G 5-Finger Scales.
Do you have students who aren’t yet ready for notes in the G-5 Finger Scales?
If so, you will want to check out our newly released book, Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1.
The 90 days of exercises in this book that reinforce note reading in middle C position and C position are carefully-crafted to ensure piano students learn notes in a manner that makes perfect pedagogical sense.
Download Today’s Piano Printables
To download our Note Reading Sudoku Puzzles, as well as many additional fun theory activities, visit Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages (click the pink button below).