Music Symbol Recognition Worksheet Distance Learning

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5th - 8th
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When a student encounters a musical symbol that they don't recognize, how do they know the music term to look up? This visual glossary for band, orchestra, or middle school general music is the perfect answer! Just keep a copy in your music folder, and fill in definitions as new symbols are introduced throughout the year. This is also a handy reference sheet for students to use at home and for distance learning.

This worksheet is a great way to get started for back to school. It is a quick and easy print-and-go worksheet for use in the band, orchestra, or middle school general music classroom. Each student receives a copy of the appropriate worksheet (correct clef and band/orchestra designation) for his/her instrument. As different musical symbols are learned, students write in the name of the symbol and definition in the space provided. There are also a few blank spaces where you can add in other symbols as you see fit. The worksheet is meant to be stored in each student's music folder, giving them a quick visual reference guide to musical symbols. This could also be used for assessment as a quiz form to check knowledge of the symbols at the end of the year!

Included in the file are 12 pages:

1. Treble Clef- Band (Empty Grid and Answer Key)

2. Bass Clef- Band (Empty Grid and Answer Key)

3. Treble Clef- Orchestra (Empty Grid and Answer Key)

4. Alto Clef- Orchestra (Empty Grid and Answer Key)

5. Bass Clef- Orchestra (Empty Grid and Answer Key)

6. General- For general music use (Empty Grid and Answer Key)

***UPDATED 7/27/2016 to include orchestra specific pages in Treble, Alto, and Bass clefs. If you purchased previously, you can download the update at no additional cost!

***UPDATED 8/27/2020 to include a page for general music use.

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Visual Glossary: Musical Symbols We Know: Band & Orchestra Symbol Recognition

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