Today’s Throwback Thursday goes really way back. I first drew these by hand for my students when I was a classroom music teacher. It makes it really easy for students to learn how many 16ths equal a whole note.
In a way, this worksheet goes along with my previous post a few days ago about how important I think it is to introduce sixteenth (or any rhythm value, really) when students are capable, not when the concept happens to appear in a method book.
This is a good worksheet for that. Of course, they also need to learn how to clap basic sixteenth notes, so don’t leave off that part.
This is a helpful worksheet, but it takes some time to finish, something many of us are short of in a piano lesson. It might take the entire lesson for students to draw sixteen 16th notes! Here are some suggestions to speed it along:
• Students fill it partly out and finish at home for homework
• They can fill it out while they wait for a sibling or for a parent and finish at home
• Work with them and fill it out together
• Give it as a theory homework assignment
• Use at a theory class
• Great for homeschool classes
All of the Halloween music in my store is on sale through Monday, August 19. There is also some autumn music and some music that sounds mysterious but is not actually about Halloween. This is a good time to stock up on some easy, sounds hard music. Save it on your computer until you need it! The Boy Who Didn’t Like Halloween is very popular and actually is a bundle with two levels of difficulty and a duet part.