MONDAY, November 4, 2019
Lines and spaces for beginners with answers – making lines and spaces automatic…
All beginners should start with these drills. For instance, the youngest student I have right now is already playing the lines and space of the drill for beginners, using my chart. At first beginners use a keyboard chart that lines up behind the keys. Say the number for each line note. Then say “on” and then the line each space note is on. The answers are for beginners.
Lines and spaces for beginners – the same thing without answers…
This is step two. It’s the same idea, but this time the answers are gone. Say the number for each line note. Then say “on” and then the line each space note is on.
The chart I use to teach this is only for the first month or so and is quickly phased out. None of my students use an aid after that to find and name all lines and spaces. We begin using only numbers as in the instructions. The letter names are drilled in other exercises.
The five lines in both the bass and treble clef are named with the line number: One, two, three, and so on.
Then the spaces, which usually are sitting on a line, are named with the line plus a direction: on one, on two, and so on, with the space below line one as simply “under one”.
In the future I will continue to add more pages if people request it. If you want to see more, leave a comment.