Last month I shared with you 5 Music Theory Tips (Part 1) that were quite technical, so this month it’s time for some fun theory teaching strategies. Please do feel free to share your own tips and tricks below as a comment.
1. How do you spell “rhythm”? – Well I guess I just did! However, someone once shared with me a simple way for young pupils to remember how to spell this potentially tricky, commonly used word. Just remember that: Rhythm Has Your Two Hips Moving! The first letter from each word gives you RHYTHM! Da da!
2. How do you organise dynamics? – Something I’ve noticed is that pupils often confuse the order of dynamics from quiet to loud, especially knowing where mp or mf fit into the bigger picture. A simple fix is to make up six flashcards with each dynamic and get the student to [···]