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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- The concept of sharps and flats can be introduced at the piano using markers (e.g. animal erasers or temporary stickers).
- When this concept is first introduced it can be reinforced by getting students to identify any sharps, flats, or naturals, in their pieces before they play.
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- Accidental Abacus can be used at this level if you remove or introduce double flats and double sharps.
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Stage B Signs and Symbols
One worksheet on the signs and symbols covered in Stage B.
- 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