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June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm #7473
For me, you have to teach them how to use the STAFF rather than just identifying notes, so that new notes can be ‘figured out’ rather than relying on memory. If they can understand that (for ex: the middle LINE in the BASS clef is the Open D string, and when you go up, you add fingers and go towards the A string [top line]… when you go down, you subtract fingers and go toward the G string [bottom line]…) Sometimes, turning the staff sideways so that it mimics the strings [sort of].