music literacy

Finger Numbers, Counting Numbers, Measure Numbers, Oh My!

Young beginners in my studio often get confused about all the different ways we use numbers on the score. We use finger numbers, we write in counts for the rhythm, we have measure numbers, and we have time signatures. Then there are interval numbers, note value numbers, and so on! I like to show students …

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Using Sight Reading Pattern Cards and Updates

I think I’ve posted before about how much I enjoy using the Sight Reading Pattern Cards at Jennifer Fink’s Pianimation site. (They’re free!) I use them with every beginner starting at about the 4th lesson while they’re still in pre-reading notation as an introduction to how notes move on the staff, and I continue to …

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