Music Basics for Homeschoolers

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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:

  • Staff
  • Treble Clef
  • Bass Clef
  • Notes
  • 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 – Image result for music staff clipart free

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!


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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