Backwards Music (Volume 1) arranged by Heather Figi
19 Classic tunes in the key of A Major transcribed backwards to help students practice reading skills while solving a musical mystery.
If my students could write on this website, they would probably declare the Backwards Music as one of the most fun things I have ever created. If they were helping me type right now we would get phrases like:
Super FUN (insert smiley)
Favorite part of group class!!!
I (insert <3 image here) Backwards Music reading (insert 26 exclamation points!)
If I were to speak frankly about how successful these have been in my studio I will tell you my kids go "bonkers" for the backwards pieces. These are tied for first place with fiddle and holiday music.
What makes these so special? In the midst of practicing music reading skills students also get to solve the mystery of what piece they are playing backwards. I included both labeled and un-labeled parts in this collection so you can have fun presenting this mystery.