Hello Christian Friends & Homeschoolers,
How are you doing today? Do you know how to read music? I do. Let’s look at some music basics for homeschoolers. I found a great site that you can click on called Wiki How to Read Music. It explains the basics of music. It talks about:
- Treble Clef
- Bass Clef
- Measure & Time
- Rhythm: quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note
- Rest: whole rest, half rest, 1/4 rest
- C Scale: 8 notes, flats, sharps
- Expression: Forte or loud, piano or soft
- Key Signatures
Music has its own language. Instruct your child to write each of the music terms on a 1/2 sheet of paper or 5 X 7 card. On side 1 write the music term. On side 2 write the example of the music term. Your child will be creating music flash cards to study. With repetition, your child will easily learn how to read music. For example:
Side 1 – STAFF: five lines and four spaces
Side 2 –
These lessons will teach your child the basics of music. It will help your child get a feel for music when he sings the hymns during church service. Have fun!
2 comments on “Music Basics for Homeschoolers”
Music is a great way for us to learn our core subjects easier!
At the same time, it is fun!