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Dictation & Sight-Singing Videos
Dictation and sight-singing are often saved for older students, but with magic notes and staff slates it's easy for students of all ages to write melodic patterns and to read and sing them. It's easy to add solfege (do re mi fa so la ti do) and Curwen hand signs for well-rounded learning.
Dictation and sight-singing are useful prereading activities for beginning students. They help students learn left to right tracking and how the up and down relationship of lines and spaces represent the motion of pitches. The Music Mind Games materials make dictation totally accessible for students of any age. The colorful magic notes bring a light-hearted feeling to the subject and are easy to manipulate and make corrections a breeze. The staff slates provide a bright, clean background for the magic notes. There's the choice of a grand staff or a single staff with interchangeable clefs. Students can easily learn to take dictation using the alto or tenor clef even though it may not be the clef they use in their instrumental or choral studies.
The melodic bingo cards are useful for a variety of games and published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. They are available worldwide from music dealers and online.