Students can sometimes get confused by the way intervals are counted. It’s tempting to start counting when you move – but you actually need to count both notes when working out the interval.
This game Fiendish Fishiness (found in the Vibrant Music Teaching library) provides lots of practice of intervals – as well as some bonus music terms too.
At the end of the clip, I mention that my student is going to be taking this game home as part of his homework for the week. I try to do this as often as possible.
I have a large library of games and I’m happy to lend them out to students. I simply take note of what I’m lending so I can make sure it’s returned.
Games are more likely to get done than theory workbooks sometimes and this counts as their theory homework for the week, so students are delighted too!
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I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, and I don’t have all the answers. I just know how much seeing real teaching with real students has helped me to grow and improve as a teacher.
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If you want more and extended clips of my teaching, be sure to check out the Vibrant Music Teaching library. There’s tons more like this as well as a whole library of teaching games to boot.