Checkers

Things to Review
F and G Lines
Line Notes
Skips
Intervals

Whatʼs New
A Skip is the Interval of a 3rd

Each time we introduce a new interval, we include the diagram of all the intervals for comparison, not just the new one.

Here we teach that a skip is a 3rd, and only use line note 3rds in this piece. We start by looking at line 3rds separately from space 3rds to help students see each clearly.

The melodic patterns still start only from landmarks F, C or G.

The second question, where students circle finger numbers, is a strong visual representation of skipping fingers in each hand.

As you can see in the art, our young people are continuing to enjoy time in the park, and meeting up with others. The image of playing Checkers underscores the idea of skips.

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