The Classroom Basics Set is perfect for a small group of students. Included are a set of lesson plans that walks you through the process step-by-step, 3 sets of 31 blocks representing the 5 most common note and rest values ~ your students will immediately understand the relationships between those note values, as well as the “silent” notation on the backs ~ and 3 time signature frames that will help students compose within 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time parameters. Rhythms are easily read by simply saying the colors! Younger students will be able to practice their syllables, while older students will not feel babyish when they can read rhythms with a simple explanation!
Note Knacks by Kristin Pugliese are a system of music notation blocks that even your youngest learners can hold and manipulate to create and perform their own musical compositions. These specially proportioned blocks display a musical note on one side and its corresponding rest on the back. Blocks represent whole, half, quarters, either and sixteenth notes and are color coded so the name of each color says the rhythm. Note Knacks fit into three time signature frames that ensure children stay within the parameters of conventional notation while en joying the freedom to create. Above all, Note Knacks are simple to understand and easy to use!
The benefits of using Note Knacks have been proven again and again: