If you’re not familiar with my NoteBoys, they are the characters I use to add a little humor to music theory. My students have learned the personalities of each NoteBoy and look forward to new installments of the series. I usually make one good copy, laminate it, and keep it on the sofa table so that students can look at it while they wait for their lesson. I also pull them out when I see that students need a more visual explanation of some theory concepts. Some teachers put them in a binder with plastic sheet protectors and have the students use a dry erase marker on the sheet protector.
If you haven’t seen all my NoteBoy posters, here are the links to some of them.
These three teach chord inversions:
Circle of 5ths: http://www.susanparadis.com/catalog.php?ID=SP510
“Mighty Dot” explains dotted notes: http://www.susanparadis.com/catalog.php?ID=SP765
Last week I was at the Texas Music Teachers convention. I enjoyed meeting a lot of teachers who like my website and I am very humbled by your appreciation of what I do. I brought home a lot of new music and a few books in particular that I want to review. The major publishers were there, but unfortunately some of their sessions were at the same time so I’m sure there was a lot I missed.
In addition to reviews, I have another Noteboy poster in the pipeline and I have a few more beginning worksheets that I’ve not posted yet.