This series of games is meant to fill in a gap I have noticed with many students – knowledge of the pitch names on the fingerboard and on the music staff. Often students play by rote or from fingering only and are not able to identify the notes they are playing on the music staff or on the fingerboard. Hopefully these games will provide a visual and tactile “map” and demonstrate how the patterns of fingering and scales can facilitate good intonation. Although concentrating on the sharps 0 1 3 4 finger pattern, the games do also offer opportunity to use other patterns.
Use with students individually or in pairs or groups.
Duration: about 1/2 hour