Seaworthy Sight Reading ‘SLAP’ Cards

Turn your students into SUPER SIGHT readers – Help them master intervallic sight reading with FUN & games!

The intervallic sight reading approach trains students to read music like a road map.  It teaches them to recognise the music’s direction and distance at a glance – a much quicker way to read music!  ‘Seaworthy Sight Reading’ Slap Cards make sight reading drill fun, thereby helping students become adept at reading note pitch patterns.  What an easy and fun way to build sight reading fluency and confidence!

Of course, mastering sight reading also requires lots of practice with fresh material.  These engaging ‘SLAP’ Cards give you a big bundle of fresh, new material for ongoing repetition without boredom!  This comprehensive set includes 144 pitch pattern cards, of varying difficulty, in six sequential levels.  (For even more variety, students love the quirkiness of reading them backwards too…!)

The ‘Seaworthy Sight Reading’ bundle – Custom-made resources for easy, sequential learning:
  • Each of the six individual levels contains 24 cards, with both treble and bass staff, giving plenty of practice and revision in intervallic reading
  • Each successive level throws a new interval into the mix, allowing students to progress comfortably, while still extending their sight reading ability.
  • In addition to this, the final set revises and tests understanding and sight reading of note patterns with ALL intervals up to an octave.  A great way to revise and test student learning & retention…and they think it’s just a game!
  • FOUR pirate-themed sight reading ‘Quick Tricks’ posters, giving you a bundle of visual tools for easy teaching.  Get all the tips and tricks you need to teach and revise important sight reading strategies, including leger lines.  Each poster is printable in THREE sizes, from larger sizes for studio wall display right through to postcard size to use as a student handout.

Challenge your students to complete ALL six levels to become an INTERVAL WIZARD!

Take a look through the complete set:

Do you need good resources to help students EASILY understand Intervallic Sight Reading strategies? No problem, we’ve got you covered, with our sight reading posters! 

The ‘Seaworthy Sight Reading’ 4 poster set (with pirate theme) teaches four essential sight reading strategies, helping students understand each of the steps required to build good sight reading skills.

The ‘Music Intervals Poster Pair’ Set (with the Cat & Dog theme) explains intervals by both number and quality – useful for both sight reading AND music theory!

  • sight reading, music intervals, keyboard geography

Each set includes these posters in multiple sizes – You can use the larger sizes for wall display, and the smaller postcard-sized ones to send home with students to decorate their practice space, and give them an ongoing reminder of the best sight reading habits.  You can banish your students’ sight reading struggles with these simple but comprehensive teaching tools!

BOTH these poster sets are included in our Big Bundle’ purchase option!

Purchase Options explained:

  1. ‘Get the LOT’ Big Bundle – Includes ALL six levels of sight reading ‘slap’ cards AND all the posters shown here.  This bundle is great value giving you lots of sight reading teaching resources and saving you 15%.  Printing, set-up and game playing instructions all included.
  2. The Complete Set includes: All SIX levels of  the ‘Seaworthy Sight Reading SLAP Cards’ – 144 cards in total, on 24 pages.  Printing, set-up and game playing instructions all included.
  3. The ‘Seaworthy Sight Reading’ 4 poster set – The four poster set, with pirate theme, shown above.
  4. The ‘Music Intervals Poster Pair’ set – The two-poster set, with cat & dog theme, shown above.

The ‘Seaworthy Sight Reading’ Flashcards & Posters bundle is also found in the MuZikaalia Resources Pack:

Click HERE or on picture to view the MuZikaalia Resource Pack

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If you like helping students streamline their sight reading and music theory, check out our Interval Posters Set!

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  • Sea Worthy Sight Reading Intervalic Slap cards

    This is a lovely set of flashcards with many advancing levels. I have made them into little books for use in my studio. My students love this and we score points for each correct page

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