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Teaching Note Names (Part 2 – using landmarks and intervals)

December 13, 2010
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Teaching Note Names (Part 2 – using landmarks and intervals)

As you may recall, in a previous message I discussed how teaching note names through the use of jingles could create some undesirable issues.  In this post I’d like to share with you how using landmarks and intervals will produce better, faster, and easier results when teaching note names to students. First, let’s examine...
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Teaching Note Names (Part 1 – to use jingles or not?)

December 9, 2010
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Teaching Note Names (Part 1 – to use jingles or not?)

There seems to be a common misconception that the best way to teach students how to read notes on the bass and treble staves is through the use of jingles.  I’m sure you’re familiar with (and/or have used) some of these widely known jingles, or the myriad of other variations which exist: Every Good...
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