Robot Wars Bass Notes

If you enjoyed the Robot Key Signature Worksheets I recently posted, then you will want to save today’s post, Robot Wars Bass Notes.  You can use this one with students who are not advanced enough to know key signatures and are still trying to learn note names. In this worksheet, students simply check the correct bass note. If they know the notes, it will go really fast. But if they struggle, you will know they need more review.

The directions state that the droids were sabotaged by the evil empire. The student will have to reprogram the droids with the correct note names. As I worked on this fun project, I thought that there is also a subtle message for our students: you can use computers to write music without having to read music. But what if something happens to your computer? To be a musician you don’t have to be the greatest sight reader or the greatest performer, but a musician should know note names. If you spend 5 minutes in each lesson working on note names in some fun way, as long as it doesn’t turn into drudgery you will see progress in just 6 weeks. One way to keep it light-hearted is humor and/or games.

Yes, I do play to make the Robots a series, like some of my other themes such as the Frog Series and the Summer Fun series. Thursday I will post the treble clef version, unless the evil empire takes control of my computer!

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5 thoughts to “Robot Wars: Notes on the Bass Clef Worksheet

  • Betty L Whiting

    Thanks for your great ideas! I will use the worksheet in my lessons today with my only two students! I also bought a song in your “store.” It will fit in with the Winter Olympics which is coming up soon!

  • Alice

    This is great. I have a couple of high school-age transfer students – one a girl – who need reinforcement in note reading. I also seem to attract adult beginners. 🙂 Do you have any gender-neutral resources appropriate for older students?

    • Susan Paradis

      Alice, I’m sorry, I don’t think I’ve made very much for adults. But I hope both boys and girls will like the Droid theme. I know Star Wars is very popular with girls.

  • Lavinia Livingston

    Susan,
    These are brilliant. I will use them today with my students who are middle-school age boys. To add to the challenge I will time them and then repeat the challenge next week to see if they can beat their time. Thanks so much for sharing your creative theory papers.

    • Susan Paradis

      Glad you like them, Lavinia. I plan to also repeat the challenge. I laminated mine, and I’m going to use an erasable marker so I won’t have to print out so many. I think this will work on an iPad, too, since all they have to do is make a mark.

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