G is for Giraffe

G is for Giraffe

If you have been following my blog, you know about my new series of short piano teaching pieces that feature letters of the alphabet for students who need more music than is in their method books. Click on the links to read about E is for Elephant, The Doughnut MysteryPat the Cat’s Patting Song, and Frogs Wearing Flip Flops. You can use the Search and Find games, which feature the same animals, to reinforce the note names.

Do you find yourself frequently crossing out finger numbers? I plan to use this piece with the right hand thumb on G. However, instead of writing in the fingering, I added a small box instead for you to write in your own fingering. 

My preschool student thought this was very much like the Frog Flip Flop song, but in a good way. It gave him some security, and I was happy he could sight read it. Young children like to do the same things over and over, and older children like variety.

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2 thoughts to “G is for Giraffe

  • Beverly Holt Guth

    Great comment about repetition vs. variety, Susan! I’m using your new materials with different tokens. Yesterday Kelsey enjoyed the G sheet, and we used those little flat glass “jewels” that people use in vases. First I called out note names and she had to find them on the sheet. Then she had to take off the Middle B’s, Fat Nose F’s, etc. until there were only G’s left. She was so happy to get to “Play a game”! Thanks!

    • susanparadis

      Beverly, I like your way to use the sheets. I’ve not thought to use them that way. I hope everyone reads this comment! I get so many good ideas from other teachers for my material. It’s so interesting and inspiring to see how other teachers use things. I should just make games with no directions and ask teachers how they would play them!

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