Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let's Think Spring with a Pentascale Worksheet!

For group lessons this month, I'm really going to be drilling key signatures, the circle of fifths, and...pentascales! This is one of my favorite concepts to drill with my young students. Teaching them the simple pattern (Start-W-W-H-W) we discover new pentascales together and experiment with transposition. I'm always amazed at how quickly they pick it up and how well it sticks- usually! :)

But for those who need a bit more practice, and as a good review, I've designed this worksheet that drills a few simple pentascales, as well as tonic and dominant (a concept that always seems to be a little harder for my students to grasp!). If you don't teach pentascales outside of the Piano Adventures series, your students should be ready for this sheet by the time they're in Level 2A and begin learning D, A, Cm, and Gm. If you teach pentascales earlier, then this worksheet can be used anytime. it's available for download on my printables page.

Let me know if you have feedback or suggestions!


  1. Hi Sarah,

    You may want to add a copyright or at least your blog address at the bottom of your printables. I know it would be helpful for me to know exactly where I need to go to print more, and it protects the hard work you've done in preparing these materials. Loving them, by the way!


  2. Thanks for your suggestions Betsy. I've been considering those additions since I've been making more and more of these worksheets. I'm glad to hear you've been enjoying them!