I’m posting a worksheet to learn to draw flats on a staff, Fearless Flats. This is the workshet that goes with Simple Sharps, Notice I added a sentence about moving up and down by 4ths and 5ths. I don’t have that on the Simple Sharps worksheet, but it’s a good idea to mention it as you guide your students. Students who take the Texas State Theory Test have to be able to draw the first four keys in the 5th grade and all the keys in the 6th grade.
I’m trying to finish my worksheet on flats that goes with the Simple Sharps. In the meantime, I thought I’d post this song. I had a student who could never remember the names of the bass clef lines or the sentence Great Big Dogs Fight A-lot. I even tried the one I used as a student, Good Boys Do Fine Aways, but that one is even harder to remember. So I said we could just turn it into a song, and when she came back to her next lesson, this is what I made up. I put it in my book More Sunny Solos and now all my students learn their bass clef notes this way. I didn’t know what to call it, so I just call it The G B D F A Song. When I posted this song on my web site, it was downloaded a lot, so maybe other students around and about are using it too.
I haven’t thought of a song for the treble clef line notes!