Treasure Island Clues: Melody

In order to answer a music trivia question, young musicians must count the number of ties in a melody, name the final note, and use these clues to spell out Charlie Parker's nickname. This activity is not for the birds.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Illustrate the sound of slurs and ties on the piano
  • Use the activity for pair work, as homework, or those who finish other exercises early

  • The activity tests knowledge of music theory and critical thinking

  • Younger learners will need support to understand the complex directions