Unit B9 – Accidentals

Accidentals are introduced in Stage B. Students will:

  • learn about sharp and flat signs and what they do
      • therefore they should ideally also learn about tones and semitones
  • learn about natural signs and how they work
  • understand that an accidental lasts until the end of a bar (or to the relevant natural sign).
  • play pieces with sharps/flats/naturals (or a mix) in.

This unit will start to prepare students for Stage C where they are introduced to key signatures.

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Stage B Signs and Symbols
One worksheet on the signs and symbols covered in Stage B.

Stage B Accidentals Pack

  • Sharps and Flats: an introduction to sharps and flats
  • Drawing Sharps and Flats: practice at drawing sharps and flats
  • Naturals: and introduction to natural signs and how to draw them



Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Step Back – pg 15 (Stage A notes)
In the Country – pg 15 (‘E major position’)

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Note Box – pg 11 (Stage C Notes – LH D above Middle C)
What’s the Buzz about the Bees? – pg 18
My Grandma is a Pirate! – pg 21

Piano Star 1
Top-Down Tortoise – pg 24 (Stage C/D elements)
My Best Sandwich – pg 25 (Stage C/D elements) 

Mosaic Volume 1
The Caterpillar Walk – pg 12 (Stage C elements)


Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Little Brown Jug – pg 7
Friends Forever – pg 9 (getting slower)
Quavers Quiver Quickly – pg 16 (quaver rest)

Piano Star 1
The Path – pg 26 (Stage C)
Bouncing Ball Bop – pg 27 (Stage C/D features)
Ten o’Clock Tiptoe – pg 29 (Stage C/D features)

Sharps & Flats

Mosaic Volume 1
Bells in the Mist – pg 19 (Stage C/D elements)
Funny Car Horns – pg 32 (Stage D elements)

Naturals with Sharps and/or Flats

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Triceratops Waltz – pg 24 (B flat – B natural)

Mosaic Volume 1
The Little Triton – pg 10 (Stage C elements)
An October Fright Night – pg 11 (Stage C/D elements)
Marching Ants – pg 18 (Stage C/D elements)
Turkish Delight – pg 21 (Stage D elements)