A successful sight reader figures out the name of the starting pitch and then (except for large leaps) uses relative position and direction from there. These one, two, and three line reading sheets are designed to help students experience the principles of positional and directional reading as a game, without clefs or rote memorization. These sheets provide a convenient, creative, all-in-one, composition and reading activity. They can be used in private lessons, group lessons or camps, elementary classrooms, or homeschooling.
Start with the One Line Reading sheets. It doesn’t matter which letter name you begin with because every letter is a line note at some point in either treble or bass clef. Students can play their songs on any instrument or sing. This is especially fun to do with a large floor piano keyboard, xylophones, or boom-whackers.
The two and three line reading sheets extend the concepts of single line reading. Students can experiment with skips and with moving between 3-4 spaces. I have provided some pre-lettered sheets and some that can be filled in as you wish.
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