Musical Clock (210mm square card)
Item code: MCC-016
Professionally printed on 350gsm silk paper, both sides.
This chart is to help the learners decode key signatures and find the scale notes. Particularly for those whose reading skill is still at the elementary level.
I wrote a blog some time ago explaining in details about Musical Clock. Please visit here if you're interested in reading.
How to find the scale notes:
The most successful way of guiding the learners to find the major scale notes for the key in question is to sing 'Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do' starting on the tonic note which they have located using Musical Clock. This encourages them to open their ears to listen to the tonality of the key and search for the wrong sounding notes which need to be altered by half step (semitone). Once they have find the scale notes, it's often helpful if they say the letter name for each key as they play, so they know which they should be using, a flat or a sharp (i.e. D-E-F#-G-A..., not D-E-Gb-A...).
For the minor keys, it's best to introduce them in a natural minor form first. It's important that the learners understand the major key and its relative minor key use the same scale notes but the relative minor key starts on 3 half steps (semitones) below the tonic note of the major key (i.e. for D major, its relative minor key is B minor).
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