The other day I was drawing a tiny keyboard on my younger student’s assignment book and I had her draw dots on the correct keys. As we worked together looking for whole and half steps, I casually said that my drawing was kind of sloppy, and it would be a lot easier to read and more fun if I had some keyboard stickers. So I sat down at my computer and designed some! Actually they were easy to make because I’ve been designing my own labels for years and I drew the keyboard about 10 years ago. You probably recognize it from my pre-reading solos and my picture scales! However, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this, so for your whole and half step pleasure, I’m offering Keyboard Labels. Please let me know what you think!
Now all I have to do is peal one off and stick it in my student’s assignment book. This will give students a handy reference, plus it will encourage them to look in their assignment book.
I used Avery White Address labels, product number 8160. I printed my labels directly from the PDF I’m posting here and my graphic fitted on the labels perfectly, so I hope you have the same luck. In case you can’t find this particular Avery product, the label size is 1″ x 2 5/8″ and there are 30 labels on each page. Before you print on your label sheet, try printing on a regular sheet of paper and hold it up to light to see if it aligns with your particular labels. I’m posting a picture of one of the sample ones I made. Your copy will not have the green border because it didn’t seem necessary.