Lickety-Split Music Drills—Volume One: Note Names
Kids like to go fast. They like to run as fast they can; they like to ride roller coasters; they like to play fast games—and they like music speed drills. Tracing Through Theory’s Lickety-Split Music Drills—Volume One: Note Name Speed Drills for Beginner Piano Students will help the beginner music student more quickly identify note names and accurately play notes in the treble and bass clefs.
Tracing Through Theory’s Lickety-Split Music Drills includes 72-speed drills—36 in the treble clef; 36 in the bass clef. Each worksheet provides speed drills for written and played times. In the written portion of the speed drill, the student identifies and fills in the name of the note (an answer key is included). Then the teacher records how quickly the student plays the notes.
Besides the speed drills, Tracing Through Theory’s Lickety-Split Music Drills includes word game worksheets. The student fills in the letter name of the note in the blank line. The notes in each measure spell out a word, like “egg,” “face,” “add,” and so forth. The student will enjoy figuring out what word is “hidden” in each measure as they practice identifying each note’s name.
Students love these drills. They tend to progress more quickly in their recognition of notes, as well as in playing their assigned piano pieces when speed drills are a routine part of their lessons and practice.