Resource Roundup: Notespeed, Vocalogical, and Hashtags vs. Sharps
This has been our favorite game in the studio over the past two weeks. I heard about it on a couple of forums, and then when the Music Teacher Warehouse opened I noticed that it was on their game list.
Notespeed is a fast-paced (duh) note reading game that encourages step-wise note reading. And it is SO. MUCH. FUN. Seriously. We’ve had to set a limit on the # of games that we play during lessons, because otherwise we’d never make it to the piano!
In fact, we love this game so much that I’ll be writing a detailed post about it later on in September. (Spoiler: we’re going to double our decks and use this game in a group setting. Documentation to follow!)
Wanna know how the game is played? Check out the awesome Notespeed videos that creator Tara Cunningham has up on YouTube!
Ok… obviously I’m on a podcast kick 😉 Here’s another one that I think voice teachers out there should put on their weekly list!
Vocalogical is a new podcast hosted by Matthew Johnson. There are 16 episodes so far, and they’re all jam-packed full of information, resources, and exercises. The episodes cover a wide variety of topics, and are geared towards both teachers and performers!
Happy Birthday, Hashtag!
Classic FM shared a great post earlier this month about the hashtag turning 10 years old!
If you’ve ever had a student call a sharp a hashtag, here’s a great image that you can use to discuss the differences. Print it, keep it in a handy binder (or up on the wall!), and have your students practice drawing sharps vs. hashtags.
Hope you enjoyed this Resource Roundup! Stay tuned for more… 🙂