Have you heard of “legal-ese” or “doctor speak”? It’s that way legal and medical professionals have of speaking with terminology that only they and their colleagues understand.
Musicians have a similar way of speaking. Have you ever noticed non-musician friends or family members' eyes glaze over when you talk about chords or scales or if the music you’re listening to is in a major or minor key? Do they think you’re talking about sports when you mention tempo? When you say dynamics do they think you’re talking about explosives?
Even more troubling, do your STUDENTS react the same way when you use common “musician speak”?
MusiciansPeak is a fun challenge designed to help your students learn important vocabulary, terms and symbols so they can communicate in “musician-speak” with you and any other musician they encounter. The “Base Camps” are leveled and sequenced to correspond with common method book series up to an intermediate level. If the levels don’t correlate with your teaching curriculum, feel free to adjust using the Base Camp framework pages available in Google docs.
This product includes:
Printable graphics for progress tracking poster
Printable Completion Certificate
Student “Climber Guidebook” with checklist, glossary and suggestions for practice
Suggestions for teacher use as well as fun assessment ideas (including a link to Quizlet practice sets for each Base Camp Level)
A digital progress tracker is available for additional purchase.