From guest musician & teacher Heather Braden:
Would you like to add some extra fun and joy to your teaching? Do you believe that learning to read music should be enjoyable? If so, we are on the same page, and I am thrilled to share that my books of Mystery Songs have been released to the world.
I found my students unenthusiastic about reading random notes and open string rhythms every week, so I spiced it up and helped them see the "why" of the random note drills. Students can apply their basic note-reading skills to identify well-known songs.
Mystery Songs invite play and intrigue into learning to read music. They bring joy to all involved in this journey as parents and friends are invited to join in the guessing. Students can see that the song remains a mystery if they ignore the rhythm or disregard the key signature!
Beginning with simple tunes like "Old MacDonald" and "Twinkle," the lines progress in difficulty in a methodical manner until they figure out "Chopsticks" and more difficult melodies.
There are several volumes, including one with the lines written backwards, one with the excerpts from the middle of songs, and another with those two elements combined. A Bonus Bundle is available, gifting you 101 BONUS lines - and providing you with 256 Mysteries to solve. Each volume comes with a teacher's introduction and an answer key.
If you are interested in the Bonus Bundle and would like to reach out to me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org, I will honour a special rate until November 20th.
*$22 CAN for the Solo Instruments
*$50 CAN for the Orchestra Edition
If you want to have fun, see how many you can name from the excerpts below. Note that #18 is written backwards!
Wishing you so much fun!
Hi! It's me, Heather. I absolutely love working on the Music for Young Violinists project and all the many facets: blogging, website, music, teaching materials, freebies, videos, newsletter and giveaway contests. The best part is connecting with you so feel free to drop me a line. You can learn more about me on the "ABOUT" page. Thanks!