Tag Archives: Free Piano Worksheets

Robot Wars: Notes on the Bass Clef Worksheet

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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Filed under Note Identification, Worksheets

Summer Treats Roundup

With summer approaching soon, here is a preview of all the Summer Treats worksheets I’ve made over the years. Some come with black and white versions for students to color. Plus, all the rhythm pages have UK versions which are found on the UK page.

These can be used in summer music camps, in summer lessons to review theory, or at home. They span beginning to late elementary level, with one that reviews dotted quarter notes. It’s a great way to keep students from forgetting the music theory they learned this year!

Many of these are appropriate for an iPad or other tablet, so if you’ve never tried downloading a worksheet to your iPad, give these a try. Notability and NoteAnytime are my favorites because they allow multi-page downloads and have other cool features. The note story pages are a little small, but you can enlarge with area with your fingers. You can find these two apps in the iTunes store. I recommend NoteAnytime (also called MetaMoji) for teachers who use Android and other tablets that are not iPads.

To download the files above, click on each thumbnail. There is a link that will take you to the original blog post. Under each graphic there is a link you can select to download the PDF file to use with your students. Of course all my worksheets are free downloads.

Does anyone have an idea for a good worksheet to add to my Summer Treats collection? It’s been around a while, but every summer I like to add something new. Let me know and I will see what I can do!

Enjoy your summer treats!

Filed under Group lesson ideas, Holiday Activities and Worksheets, Theory, Worksheets

Search and Find G

Animal Alphabet Search and Find Bundle

Animal Alphabet Search and Find Bundle 1

Animal Alphabet Search and Find Bundle 2

[UPDATED: To make it easier, all the Animal Alphabet Search & Find pages are now in two bundles. Bass B to treble G are in bundle 1, and Bass C up to A (below middle C) are in bundle 2. There are 12 pages total.]

Here is the latest Search and Find Game that I hope you will find helpful for your student. This is the fifth game in a series of “Search and Find” games. I have already posted Search and Find Middle C,  Search and Find D, Search and Find E, and  Search and Find F. Rather than post the directions and objectives again, new readers can go to Search and Find C and read up on how to play this game.  Of course, they can also be used as printable worksheets sheets.    

On my Facebook page, Whitney posted this about how she uses printables.

Most “funsheets” are in page protectors, so they wipe off easily. I have several huge binders that I store them in– organized by topic and/or season. They’re also a great way to keep waiting students busy AND drill important things at the same time.

Thank you so much for the suggestion Whitney. It just so happens that big box stores and office supply stores are starting their back to school sales, so now is a good time to think about buying binders and page dividers. I love the idea to organize them by seasons as well as topic.

Filed under Note Identification, Preschool Music Resources, Worksheets