This chart is a great tool for helping students visualize the 12-tone system and explore intervals and scale construction. (It’s also a nice addition to music room décor.) It comes in three formats: Boomwhacker(R) colors, KidsPlay(R) Handbells colors, or snappy black and white.
I keep this chart above my whiteboard where I can diagram scales, model transposition, and write fingerings under the note names. I have also placed Boomwhackers® and mounted resonator bells with Velcro® below the note names.
A header card and whole and half step graphics are included for creating an educational bulletin board. When assembled, one set of 12 tones will be 44” long by 3.8” high. (Graphics may be scaled to print smaller if desired.) Strips are designed to be continuous, and having two octaves facilitates scale exploration.
For one example of how to use this chart, see my blog post: Multicultural Scales Activity (http://mymusicalmagic.blogspot.com/2013/04/multicultural-scales-activity.html) or my Music and Scales from Around the World packet here on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Key concepts: scales, half steps, whole steps, chromatic scale bulletin board, poster, board runner