I'm guessing that if you're a music teacher, you understand the title of this blog post. I learned this mnemonic for remembering the line notes of the Treble Clef and it definitely brings back a lot of memories from my once-a-week music class with Sister Katherine Mary in the 7th grade. Let's F.A.C.E. it, music classes in the 70's tended to be a little boring.
I found an incredible resource that uses much more exciting and engaging ways to learn and understand music theory. The site is called, appropriately enough, MusicTheory.net and it contains a vast amount of interactive music resources including interactive lessons, activities, and even calculators. These activities work great on the SMART Board.
The creator of MusicTheory.net, Ricci Adams, has also developed a newer version of the site that you may also want to take a look at since it will replace the current version sometime this Summer.
I like the look and feel of the current version a little better than the newer one; however, the new one has the ability to create custom exercises. It's really quite brilliant! Once you create an exercise, you can just save the web address for that exercise to your Bookmarks.
I want to encourage anyone reading this blog to forward this post to your school's music teacher (if you have any) or anyone else who may be interested in this incredible collection of music resources.
By the way, you are free to save and distribute the resources following the rules of the Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 license. This is great since it would allow you to insert the flash activities directly into your Notebook files.
The creator of this site has even made an offline version of the resources available for download.
Thank you Mr. Adams for all your hard work and for your willingness to share your resources with others. You really understand the concept of...
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