Ready to Read Music
Sequential Lessons in Music Reading Readiness
By Jay Althouse
This 100% reproducible book is packed with 4 sequential units of 8 lessons each, all designed to prepare your students to read music. Most of the lessons are followed by a page of exercises, ideal for student assessment. And, as a bonus, there are page after page of reproducible large music symbols, great for bulletin boards and flash card learning.
Unit 1- Staff, Clefs, Notes: Staff, Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Notes, Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter Note, Eighth Note.
Unit 2- Rhythm: Rests, Whole Rest & Half Rest, Quarter Rest & Eighth Rest, Measures & Barlines, Beats, Time Signature, Dots, Ties.
Unit 3- Pitch: Note Names in the Treble Clef, Note Names in the Bass Clef, Ledger Lines, Grand Staff, Sharp & Flat, Key Signature, Naming Key Signatures, Natural Sign & Accidentals.
Unit 4- More Musical Symbols & Terms: How Loud/ How Soft, More About Loud & Soft, How Fast/ How Slow, Staccato & Fermata, Accents, Repeats, First & Second Endings, Vocal Music (vocal staff above a piano staff), Putting It All Together (a 2-page piece of music with all elements identified - Li'l Liza Jane).
The Symbols of Music (full-size, reproducible pages of each symbol)
Review Answer Key
The Water Is Wide (a performance piece)
Ready to Read Music Certificate
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