In Stage C, students are formally introduced to ledger lines, and they should become comfortable with identifying and playing:
- notes that are up to one ledger line above or below the treble clef stave
- notes that are up to one ledger line above or below the bass clef stave
- the sign for playing one octave higher than written
- the sign for playing one octave lower than written
As part of Unit C7 (Hand Positions & Co-ordination) students will start to move beyond a fixed five finger position, and should work towards becoming comfortable with playing pieces that have a range of one octave in at least one hand. They might also play pieces where the hands move from one fixed five finger position to a second fixed five finger position.
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Note flash cards including:
- All notes within the treble and bass clef staves
- Notes up to and including two ledger lines above and below the treble and bass clef staves.
Use which ever notes you need for the individual pupil. You may find it helpful to colour code them by using different coloured card for the notes that belong to different levels.
- Use our flash cards above to reinforce new note names as students come across them in their pieces, so that students are comfortable naming them in context.
- Ask students to identify these notes in new pieces they learn.
- Writing notes on the stave reinforces this learning, so ask students to practice drawing these notes on manuscript paper.
- Get students to compose their own pieces using new notes.
- Roo Records has designed a composition worksheet to help your students with composition.
- iPad/Tablet Apps (payment may be required)
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Three worksheets that develop knowledge of notes up to one ledger line above or below the bass and treble clef staves.
- Ledger Lines: An introduction to notes with one ledger line.
- Ledger Line Notes Quiz: A worksheet on notes just above or below the bass and treble clef staves (up to one ledger line).
- Letters and Lengths Quiz: Notes up to one ledger line above or below the bass and treble clef staves. Lengths include: quavers (single), crotchets, dotted crotchets, minims, dotted minims, and semibreves.
Two worksheets in this pack also require knowledge of these notes: Intervals Quiz 2 and Intervals Quiz 3.