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Piano Scales & Tricks BUNDLE

Boredom Busting scales practice!

Tweak your students learning habits… Lead the way with FUN and hands-on learning!  First let them colour-in their piano scales, and then give them a ‘Bag of Tricks’ to make scales practice fun and effective!  By the time they have done even a few practice ‘tricks’ the reps will be happening, and the learning settling in.  Follow this with the ‘Lucky Dip Scales’ game, to polish and pressure test all their scales, and achieve ultimate scales security.

The ‘Big Bundle’ includes all THREE resources and the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ book in two versions:

1/. The ‘Scales Detective’ pictorial work sheets make scales EASY for students to remember:

They are highly visual and let students colour in the patterns according to finger numbers.  The complete set with the Major and all three types of Minor scales is included here, with both US and UK terminology.  Easy to print and hand out – These activity sheets are a great tool for introducing students to keyboard scale patterns.  (Or for reinforcing scale patterns for those who forget!)

2/. The ‘My Bag of Practice Tricks’ books have a multitude of engaging strategies to boost mid-week practice:

With 43 practice strategies in all, and 11 of those focused specifically for scales and arpeggios, these books gives you a sneaky way to teach some seriously helpful practice techniques!  We teachers KNOW that it takes more than just simple repetitions to correctly embed new material.  Repetitions are important, of course, but they must be combined with variety, accuracy, and focus… and how many students are naturally able to do this?  To counter sloppy practice habits, each ‘magic practice trick’ contained here presents a challenge or ‘game’ which makes it easy to vary practice, keeping it engaging and super EFFECTIVE.

The ‘Bag of Tricks’ books give teachers an incisive and discerning way to help students implement healthy practice strategies for both technical work and pieces. With a concise, colourful and student-friendly layout, it is easy to navigate.  ‘Practice Magic’ makes even seriously advanced practice strategies feel engaging and fun!

Great for distance learning via online lessons – These practice resources give you a succinct way in which to teach, discuss and itemise effective practice strategies in online lessons – And who could resist the idea of transforming their playing with ‘practice magic’!

3/. The ‘Lucky Dip Scales’ game gives you a quick and easy way to randomise scales, tweak scales practice tricks, and help students become fluent and confident with scales:

With all the major, harmonic, melodic and natural minor scale name on individual ‘tickets’ you can choose & allocate the scales set your student/s needs to work on. The game also has a sheet of ‘directions’ tickets – bringing lots of variety to scales practice and helping students to build secure and polished scales.

Start out by using the game in lesson time, and then send it home to ‘gamify’ mid-week practice time. Students can put the ‘scale tickets’ and ‘instruction tickets’ each in a dish, and pull tickets out ‘lucky dip’ style, to create random combinations for infinite practice variety. A personal score card is also included so students can see their improvements over time.

Preparing students for exams? This game is excellent to use for exam prep too – the ‘lucky dip’ approach helps students feel prepared for the random aspect of scales testing in an exam. This game also includes an editable template – customise the ‘direction’ tickets to add even more spontaneous fun & variety to the game… Or customise it to match the relevant exam syllabus for your exam students.

Flexible use: Suitable to use in both individual lessons and group classes – let each student focus on their own set of scales while competing with others in the group, to achieve a high score! Suitable from elementary to advanced levels, and for any instrument.

Take a look through the ‘Scales Detective’ pictorial work sheets:

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Two versions of these scale work sheets are included – with both US & UK music terms.

Take a look through the Children’s ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’:

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Take a look through the Older Student’s ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’:

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Take a look through the ‘Lucky Dip Scales’ Game:

You can print these materials yourself, or take them to a printing shop,  and of course, the actual cost of printing may be passed on to your students.  When printed & assembled the ‘Bag of Tricks’ books are A5 size and contain 36 pages (including cover).  Designed with a ready-to-print format – the PDF file/s print in A4 size.  (To print on letter paper, click ‘fit to size’ in your printer settings.)

Printing & assembly instructions are all included for books and game, and the ‘Scales Detective’ Activity Sheets can be printed as needed – just print the ones you need for now, knowing that you have the others ‘up your sleeve’ for later!  These practice tricks & scale sheets can will be useful for many instruments, but are especially beneficial for piano.

 

See an independent music teacher’s review of our ‘Practice Kit’ Books:

For your interest – The ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ books correlate to the ‘Campaign Tracker’ in our My Practice Journal – click the link to take a peek at the Practice Journal. We also offer these practice books in a variety of other Discount ‘Practice Kit’ Bundles – choose the bundle that suits you best! 

Purchase Options Explained:

  1. BIG Bundle ‘Scales Practice Kit’:  This option includes ALL the resources listed here, including the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ in both the Children’s Edition and the Older Student’s Edition AND the Pictorial ‘Scales Detective’ Worksheet Set (with both US & UK terminology) AND the ‘Scales Lucky Dip’ game set. This bundle is already marked down 25% – No need to remember a discount code!
  2. Children’s Bundle ‘Scales Practice Kit’:  This option includes the Children’s Edition of the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ AND the complete Pictorial ‘Scales Detective’ Worksheet Set, with both US & UK terminology. (Lucky Dip Game not included in this set, but can be purchased separately below)
  3. Older Student’s Bundle ‘Scales Practice Kit’:  This option includes the Older Student’s Edition of the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ AND the complete Pictorial ‘Scales Detective’ Worksheet Set, with both US & UK terminology. (Lucky Dip Game not included in this set, but can be purchased separately below)
  4. ‘Scales Detective’ Activity Sheets only: This option gives you just the scales sheets – includes Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor.  For more information about these worksheets, check out the separate listing here: ‘Scales Detective Activity Sheets’ 
  5. ‘Scales Lucky Dip’ game: This option gives you just the Lucky Dip game.  For more information about these worksheets, check out the separate listing here: ‘Scales Lucky Dip’ Game

You may also like these FREE Music Practice To-Do Lists  Great for weekly practice assignments!

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