Droid Key Signatures

Droid Key Signatures

Click on the link above to download the free worksheets.

Today I am re-posting two worksheets with quotes from the Star Wars movies. These were made for students ages 9 to 11. With the new Star Wars movie out now, I thought this would be a good Throwback Thursday worksheet to post.

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! Full Disclosure: I think these are the only 2 keys I can do this with! 🙂

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

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4 thoughts to “Throwback Thursday – Droid Key Signatures

  • Meg

    Thank you so much,Susan! You share wonderful resources!

    • Susan Paradis

      You’re welcome, Meg. Glad you like my worksheets!

  • cheryl benefield

    Susan, your wonderful worksheets have breathed life back into my 25 years of teaching piano lessons! For the last few years I have had a big classroom in my church with 6 round tables and put activities of different levels on 3 of them ( I leave 2 tables for parents/siblings to sit and do homework. I have folded name cards for each student. When students come in, they find their name and work on the activity there. If they finish, they can look around and find something else they enjoy. I have games that I will play with them at a table or at the piano(they love that). I try to look at what each student has worked on before or after their lesson. I am using your “Snowmen and Reindeer” activities during January. Over Christmas, I found a large cardboard header of a drawing of a reindeer in the forest and snowmen on the corners. It was on a display for giftcards and I was able to snag it as they were about to throw it away ! I used it on my table with the S and R ‘games’ and the kids loved it ! I will be looking for your donate page. Thank you !

    • Susan Paradis

      Cheryl, thanks so much for taking the time to describe your class! What a wonderful resource your church is providing, and you sound like a wonderful teacher!

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