Before I talk about the interval worksheets, I’d like to announce the five winners of the NoteWorks app for iPhone giveaway:
- Kristina Bowman
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I have a couple of freebies to share today.
In order for students to learn to recognize intervals on sight (i.e., without “counting” between the notes), it is crucial that students realize that unisons, 3rds, and 5ths are similar in that they each result in a “line-to-line” (a line note going to another line note) or a “space-to-space.” 2nds and 4ths are similar in that they each result in “line-to-space” or “space-to-line.”
To demonstrate this, my student and I draw each interval (unison, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) starting on a line note and then starting on a space note, to see the line/space patterns that result.
To make my usual interval demonstration quicker/easier, I decided to create the digital worksheet below. Using my iPad Mini and the GoodNotes app, we can draw on the pdf background just like a whiteboard:
I created a few different variants of the worksheet you see above. There is a version that covers only unisons, steps, and skips to use with beginner students. There are also a few variations to use when students learn 6ths, 7ths, and octaves.
For those of you who do not have an iPad or might wish to use these worksheets during a group class, I have created a print-friendly version.
To download the printable worksheet, visit the Printables > Worksheets page and scroll down to “Identifying Intervals worksheets.”
To download the digital PDF worksheet, visit the Printables > For iPad page and look for “Identifying Intervals worksheets.”