Transposing is a great activity to reinforce intervallic reading, get students playing in a variety of keys, and encourage careful listening. (Read my previous posts on why I teach transposition and how I introduce it to my students here and here.) Today's post will feature three holiday transposing worksheets, all of which can be found in the "Free Stuff" section of my website. Click HERE to see all my transposing challenge worksheets.
- Jingle Bells Challenge: this is a great first transposition project for students. This shortened version of the song uses only five notes, is RH only, and provides lots of finger numbers to help students new to transposing.
- Ode to Joy Challenge: this is a LH only transposition challenge featuring just five notes.
- Deck the Halls Challenge: this challenge is appropriate for older students, and uses both hands.
What do you think? Will you encourage your students to transpose some of these familiar Christmas tunes this year?