Up Your Black Notes
I teach the Yamaha MIE program to
students in gades K-8. Beginning piano skills are developed through the use of
clusters of black note. Students begin by finding clusters of 2 and clusters of
3 black notes and playing them on the keyboard. Then they play steady beat with
the clusters and then more complicated patterns until they are ready to learn
the names of the keys and read "real" music. Kindergarten and first
graders start identifiying and playing cluster pattern songs after our annual
winter concert. The bulletin board "Bundle Up Your Black Notes"
contains several clusters of 2 and 3 keys with stocking caps and little mittens
on. I use the bulletin board as a visual reminder to students that the black
notes are arranged in "bundles" or clusters.
Bulletin Boards for the Music Classroom
HOME / Advocacy / Bragging
Boards / Character Education / Composers
/ Elements and Style / Fall
/ Winter / History./ Instruments
/ NEW / Other / Practice
/ Rhythm / Vocal / Spring
This website is the property of Tracy
King. Copyright 1999-2006.