Droid Key Signatures


Droid Key Signatures

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Today I am posting 2 worksheets. These were made for students ages 9 to 11.

I wanted to make a worksheet to review key signatures, but it needed to be a little special, not just another boring worksheet. So I thought of the idea of making a secret code for some of the famous quotes from Star Wars.

IMPORTANT:  When you use this, don’t tell them the quotes are from Star Wars! If you do, and they have seen the original Star Wars movie, they will fill out the missing letters without bothering to fill in the key signatures. Don’t ask me how I know this. Let me just say that I test everything out with my students!

The first worksheet includes the major keys of C,G,D,A,E,B and F. The second worksheet contains C,G,D,A,E, plus F, B flat, E flat, and A flat.  Be sure to encourage students to put the flat sign on the keys B flat, E flat, and A flat. It doesn’t help solve the message, but it is important they get used to adding the flats. I ask my student what if they are playing in a band and the key is E flat, but they wrote down E. And then I play Jingle Bells with one hand in the key of E and the other in E flat!

This turned out to be a fun way to review key signatures! I hope your students like it, too!


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12 Responses to Droid Key Signatures

  1. What a cute handout! And Stars Wars seems to be all the rage with the kids right now. I’ll definitely be using these with my students.

  2. How fantastic! Star Wars is definitely a winner!

  3. Caroline Quinn

    Wonderful as always!!!

  4. Diana Perkins

    Thank you so much! Perfect!

  5. Sara

    Perfect! Thank You!!

  6. Milla

    Thanks, I was just planning a group lesson with Star Wars theme! And happy creative New Year to you!

  7. These look so fun! Thank you!

    • Susan Paradis

      I hope your students think they are fun. It’s kind of hard to make key signatures fun, but I always try!