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Summer Music Theory

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Hi, I’m Carol Anderson.

As a music teacher for over 30 years,

it has become evident to me that

I wasn’t just teaching music….

 

I was teaching a person how to learn,

who was,

at the same time,

learning music.

superherovideo snap shotClaiming that the Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing method works like magic might be a stretch but have you ever seen a small child sight-read Book three Suzuki music?

Two year old’s leave after one or two lessons reading rhythms and understanding where they are played on their instruments. Cross my heart!!  I have seen it happen multiple times!

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Every Super Hero is unique.
Of course they are. We all know that.
But what does that really mean?

Simply by knowing more about yourself and how you learn you can’t help but start to race ahead of the crowd. Not that we are competing.

Superheros don’t need to prove themselves.

They simply are who they are, and perform with their advanced ‘honed’ skills.

The qualities of every super hero:

1- Has a goal, a story, the big ‘Why’.

2- Determined

3- Has a Weakness

4- Secret Identity (alter ego)

5- Uses Gadgets

6- Is a Role Model

7- Is Intelligent

8- Has Special Powers

9- Wears a Costume

10- Earns respect

11- He Has a lair or “hideout”

How can you become a super hero?
Over the next few weeks,
I’ll be explaining the unique styles of learning and the special tools I have developed to help you learn surprisingly easily through the backdoor of your mind. This way we go around the ‘road blocks’ to learning that your mind has set up.  It is almost like magic.

“The true test of intelligence

isn’t knowledge…it’s imagination”

A. Einstein

Let’s work at

‘Igniting Sleeping Brains’ through music.

Carol Anderson

Finger Positions Made Easy

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Sight-reading made easy –

The stems are the color of the string on which the note is played (great when shifting)

The circle is the color of the note the sharp or flat is moving toward.

Really amazing right?

What I’ve Got!!

I’ve developed a unique ‘back-door’ method of teaching, re-patterning, and igniting sleeping brains

What It Will Do for You!

It will help develop your brain…

Allow you to see how it feels to have fluid thinking.

Increase the speed of your mental processes.

Provide familiarity with notes and how they relate to one another.

Learning becomes a pleasure.  No more complaints about practicing.

What You Need to Do

To Benefit Mentally and Musically buy the cards or digital cards and books (digital and hard copy) .

Download the freebies.

Walk through this series with me and start to understand just how unique you are.

Use all the materials (in order).

Raise the bar on music education.

Have you ever wondered why some things work with some students and with other students they are total failures?

With yourself…..have you noticed how you give more time to developing what you aren’t gifted at, then with your gifts?

Begin to understand how others process information ( usually a ‘light bulb’ moment)

This  newsletter video is about ‘Selfie Facts’ – creating a personal profile of your unique wiring.

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Summer SALE  –

Digital and hard copy Set

SPIT-CATO CARDS

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Beginner Spit-cato

Beginner Spit-cato
Limited quantity. Playing music theory games embeds the information so that it can be retrieved automatically. Behind the scenes, you will be learning music theory that sets you up for understanding notes and their relationship to one another. Although simplifying theory with colors, the concept has a psychological and educational basis. Be sure to receive all the videos explaining how our brains work and how each of us has a style of learning that best suits us. The Scales Aren't Just a Fish Thing method covers every style, down to which eye is dominant !!! Spit-cato is the fundamental game for students. Beginner Spit-cato simply starts to embed the order of notes. It does not include the sharps and flats. Once you learn A - G backward and forward at warp speed you can move on. Be sure to check out the tutorial so you know how to play.

Teacher Studio Spit-cato Series

Teacher Studio Spit-cato Series
Teacher Studio Spit-cato Series
The Teacher Studio Spit-cato Series includes "Beginner Spit-cato", "Expert Spitcato", "Character Beginner Spit-cato", "Advanced Character Spit-cato", "Do Re Mi Spit-cato" and "Advanced Spit-cato". Whew....Over a period of a month, use the cards in your 'Ten Minute Music Theory Card Games' at the end of a lesson. Layering information from simplest to difficult is an easy way to teach a complex music theory concept.

$10.00 per set ($1.99 shipping)

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advanced spit-cato card game

Advanced Spit-cato
Advanced Spit-cato
Advanced Spit-cato is the foundation for learning music theory. All musicians will benefit from learning the order of the notes (Beginner Spit-cato) and the entire order of notes including sharps and flats (Advanced Spit-cato). Each set includes cards representing each of the possible note names. Of course there are only 12 tones but there are 21 various names of notes such as A# and Bb. The same tone but a different name and therefore representing a different relationship between all the notes.

$10.00 per set ($1.99 shipping)

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Group lesson Sized Set of Spit-cato Cards

Entire set: including a variety of 6 sets of spit-cato cards  $60.00

Spit-cato Set of 6 card decks
Spit-cato Set of 6 card decks
The set of Spit-cato cards includes six sets of spit-cato card decks for group lessons. Each player would receive a deck with a different back for easy counting and retrieval. Tutorials on how to play the game will be available.

$60.00 set of six decks ($5.00 shipping)

Hierarchy of Notes and Rests Cards and Boards

Hierarchy of Notes and Rests Cards and Boards
Hierarchy of Notes and Rests Cards and Boards
Measure Up and the Note Exchange are a great game for learning how notes relate to one another and make a measure.

Musical Symbols Memory  Card Decks

Musical Symbols - Memory, Symbols and Rests  Cards
Musical Symbols - Memory, Symbols and Rests Cards
Match the symbols with symbols, symbols with their name, and symbols with the rest of equal value. One game "Snap" is suggested. It's fun and fast and requires attention to what others are doing as well as what you can do. What would normally throw someone into a tizzy out of frustration is overcome by competition with self and others.

Musical Symbols – Study Cards – Card Game for 4 players

Musical Symbols - Study Cards - Card Game for 4 players - Week one
Musical Symbols - Study Cards - Card Game for 4 players - Week one
The symbols study cards are the start to building a strong foundation of knowledge on little step at a time. Reviewing cards that hold on the answers and weekly removing a small part of the information is a way of embedding knowledge and insuring success with the pat on the back of success. The students will know the answers. They will be nurtured not tested.

To establish a foundation of understanding in those I have been given the gift of mentoring, I play games.  Each game subtly builds a little piece of understanding in such a way that it creates fluid thinking.  That’s the goal.  Fluid thinking means we don’t have to really think about the answer, it is embedded and now able to be used as part of our mental structure.  Pianists can use this free piece of music as a duet by simply playing the melody with both hands as the other player turns the page upside down and plays the piece as well (with two hands).  Have fun.

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Week One – April Fool’s Joke

April Fool’s Card Decks for One Month of lessons

One month of April Fool's Joke Cards and Games
One month of April Fool's Joke Cards and Games
Every week a new layer of information for learning music theory is added to the April Fool's Joke. This is a series of games to establish a basis for sight-read music.

April Fool’s Joke Black note large card deck

April Fool's Joke - Week One Cards
April Fool's Joke - Week One Cards
The April Fool's Joke Cards includes enough cards for 4 players.. This is the first in a series of April Fool's Joke Card Games establishing a solid foundation for learning to sight-read music. The cards are 100% guaranteed to last a life-time.

April Fool's Joke Week One - DIGITAL
April Fool's Joke Week One - DIGITAL
Week one of the April Fool's Joke, a foundation to Sight-reading Made Easy.

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Musical Symbols Hard copy Cards and Boards

Musical Symbols Hard copy Cards and Boards
Musical Symbols Hard copy Cards and Boards
Study Cards, Symbols with Symbols, Symbols with their Names, Symbols with Rests of Equal Value, Hierarchy of Notes and Rests Boards, Cover the Card, Tic Tac Toe, Bingo,

Hierarcy of Notes and Rests game and board

Hierarchy of Musical Notes
Hierarchy of Musical Notes
The 'Hierarchy of Musical Notes' is a colorful board game with pieces (representing note value) and introducing the composition of a measure. Try to place the pieces on the board to complete a full measure.

Morse Code Card Game

Morse Code for Musicians
Morse Code for Musicians
'Morse Code for Musicians' is taking musical symbols to another level. Using our hearing to win the game, we are starting to introduce the concept of note value. It is a card game that requires the student to clap the word in Morse Code using quarter notes and eighth notes or half and quarter notes.

Digital and Zip File

Downloads to print

for your own use.

Students of music need to be aware of what is going on around them.

The games  require the student to multi-focus on what they are doing as well as what others are doing.

A little competition adds to the fun.

Print the cards and make multiple games.

Laminate them.

(not for resale – thanks)

Know Your Strings Digital Book
Know Your Strings Digital Book
Know Your Strings Digital Book is a series of printable books for violin teachers who are introducing the violin for the first time to a student. It may appear quite simple when you look over the teacher manual and card game but it is an amazing first step even for an adult.

Violin Colored fingerboard - magnetic
Violin Colored fingerboard - magnetic
The colored fingerboard for the violin is 30" long and magnetic. It is fantastic as a source of reference for home or the studio. Fingerboard patterns pop right out. Intervals, scales, you name it. When combining the visual with listening to the notes, they start to take on a personality of their own.

Cello and Viola Fingerboard
Cello and Viola Fingerboard
The colored fingerboard for the viola and cello is long and magnetic. It is fantastic as a source of reference for home or the studio. Fingerboard patterns pop right out. Intervals, scales, you name it. When combining the visual with listening to the notes, they start to take on a personality of their own.

Big book of Gum Drop Notes - Violin Book One
Big book of Gum Drop Notes - Violin Book One
A large spiral-bound book of Gum Drop Notes including all the songs in book one of the Suzuki method plus tons more. Including a link to use on your computer with .mov play-along music for all the songs. Downloadable.

The Keepers - Violin Book 2 plus
The Keepers - Violin Book 2 plus
All the songs in book 2 of the Suzuki method plus composer stories and one tune played in all the major and minor keys in a large spiral-bound book. All the songs in play-along .mov 's online for your download.

1st Position Violin Teacher Manual and Games Digital
1st Position Violin Teacher Manual and Games Digital
Digital Download: The 'First Position Violin Game' is a foundational game for teaching a violin student the structure of the fingerboard and to prepare them for learning music theory. Included is the 1st position fingerboard reproducible, 1st position teacher manual with large 'bits' of information about each note on the fingerboard, and the '1st Position Game'. Be sure to scroll along the bottom of the digital books, there are six.

Symbols with Symbols Cards 320 Laminated Cards
Symbols with Symbols Cards 320 Laminated Cards
Music symbols cards - laminated to last for years!! 320 cards in all FREE SHIPPING 100% satisfaction Enough cards to play 'Pig', 'Go Fish', 'Memory' Free Shipping

Symbols with Rests PDF download
Symbols with Rests PDF download
Download a zip file of the symbols and their matching rests. This game includes clue cards that give all the answers. Print as often as you like (not for resale - thanks)

Symbols with Rest Cards - Laminated 144 cards
Symbols with Rest Cards - Laminated 144 cards
Laminated cards for each of the games with the symbols with rest cards, 144 cards in all. 'Go Fish', 'Odd One Out' and 'Knuckles' - satisfaction guaranteed. Use this game as week 3 in the 'Ten Minute Music Theory Games'. during the symbols month of 'Ten Minute Music Theory Games'. FREE SHIPPING

Symbols with Names Downloadable zip
Symbols with Names Downloadable zip
Symbols with Names Downloadable zip file. Match the name of the symbol with the musical note or rest. Print it as often as you like. Please do not resell - thanks)

Study Symbols Cards - Digital
Study Symbols Cards - Digital
The symbols study cards are the start to building a strong foundation of knowledge on little step at a time. Reviewing cards that hold on the answers and weekly removing a small part of the information is a way of embedding knowledge and insuring success with the pat on the back of success. The students will know the answers. They will be nurtured not tested.

Symbols with Names Downloadable zip
Symbols with Names Downloadable zip
Match the symbols with their name. One game "Snap" is suggested. It's fun and fast and requires attention to what others are doing as well as what you can do. What would normally throw someone into a tizzy out of frustration is overcome by competition with self and others. Download the zip file and print as often as you like. Make as many sets of cards as you need for your own personal use. Not for resale.

Symbols - Cover the Boards
Symbols - Cover the Boards
Four Cards of Musical Symbols, Rests, and names of both. Pick a playing card from a pile in the center of the players. Cover the symbol of the name card or the name of the symbol card. First to get the board or boards covered wins.

Musical Symbols Tic Tac Toe / Bingo Boards Download

Musical Symbols Tic Tac Toe/Bingo
Musical Symbols Tic Tac Toe/Bingo
This is a Digital Download of a card game of Tic Tac Toe and Bingo with large boards. Each card has 9 symbols on it. When the symbol is called by someone who calls the symbols as he picks the key card from a central pile, place a marker on the symbol.The first to cover their card wins.

The games are digital downloads, print a sheet for your students to take home.  Make a number of cards for a group lesson

Violinists

Violin Hardcopy Position Books with a reinforcing game

2nd Position Teacher Manual and Game
2nd Position Teacher Manual and Game
Digital Download: The Second Position Teacher Manual and Game are great tools for embedding information about the violin fingerboard quickly and with tons of fun. Included is a 2nd Finger Teacher Manual, 2nd Position Game and a reproducible 2nd position fingerboard for the students to fill in.

3rd Position Teacher Digital  Manual and Game
3rd Position Teacher Digital Manual and Game
Digital: The 'Third Position Violin Game' is a foundational game for teaching a violin student the structure of the fingerboard and to prepare them for learning music theory. Included is the 3rd position fingerboard reproducible, 3rd position teacher manual with large 'bits' of information about each note on the fingerboard, and the '3rd Position Game'.

Digital Download Violin (1st position and game)

1st Position Violin Teacher Manual and Games Digital
1st Position Violin Teacher Manual and Games Digital
Digital Download: The 'First Position Violin Game' is a foundational game for teaching a violin student the structure of the fingerboard and to prepare them for learning music theory. Included is the 1st position fingerboard reproducible, 1st position teacher manual with large 'bits' of information about each note on the fingerboard, and the '1st Position Game'. Be sure to scroll along the bottom of the digital books, there are six.

(no mass production, no free downloads or resale please – thanks)

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Using color-coded notes I like to refer to as gum drop notes may seem like the quality and mystic of music theory is being made into child’s play and actually, it is.  Whether an adult of 80 years old or child of two, when playing music with the color-coded notes, magic is happening and the walls that ‘music theory’ seems to create melt away. The relationship of notes to one another, the unique quality of each of the basic note tones and the various names they are referred to, not to mention embedding the ‘scale members’ as if members of a team are some of the many benefits of using the Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing sheet music and ten minute music theory games. Enjoy!

Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing is a  back door method of working with the unique wiring and learning styles of each individual with the ultimate goal being to ignite sleeping brains.

It has taken many years of studying learning styles,  how the brain works and music theory to come out on the other side with the “Ten Minute Music theory games” and “The Gum Drop Note Sheet Music and play-alongs”.

If you stick with me through this free ‘Super hero newsletter’ series, I think you might become, if nothing else, more sensitive to the fact that other people do not process information the way you think they do…or should.

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Gum Drop Notes for Sight-reading music

violin check this out   DON’T MISS OUT. Learn music theory – even two year old students can learn easily.

Begin to sight-read music

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Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing

Simply start with the basics. Learning the parts of the instrument – download templates to make into cards (the actual card games will be available for purchase as well but if you are crafty, simply download the template and make them yourself.) Each week new templates and digital books will be made available for a short time. Here are some of the beginning lessons.  How to hold the instrument Where the open strings sit on the staff E String A String D String G String Songs to play on the open strings while learning to read the four notes at a consistent speed. Easy Peasy Give it a try Email me with questions at carolanderson@scalesarentjustafishthing.com Share it with your friends. If you would like to see what is available through

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Spit-cato Game – music theory foundation

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