New Key/Tempo Option Activities

by Abby @ Quaver on January 19, 2016

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Are you enjoying the new features in our ClassPlay Full Score Activities?

This week, we will continue digging deeper into January’s new features, uncovering the details that will help enhance your teaching!

New Feature #5: New Key/Tempo Option Activities

An additional 15 ClassPlay titles now include Key/Tempo Option Activities that allow you to manipulate the song to work best for your students.

Located in the Song Hub, our Key/Tempo Options activity (previously called Adjustable Score) allows you to teach lyrics or instrument parts of a song at a slower tempo, in a different key, or both! Let’s take a look at this feature in one of our favorite ClassPlay songs, Lucy Locket.

Exploring Key/Tempo with Lucky Locket:

  • Adjust the Key

You can adjust the key of the song by toggling the KEY button, located on the bottom right-hand corner. An asterisk (*) is placed by the settings of the original Quaver recording.

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Students will be able to visually see the differences between the keys by noting the sharps and flats in the key signature and where the notes begin on the staff.

  • Adjust the Tempo

Using the TEMPO toggle right next the KEY button, you can slow the tempo – a very handy tool when first teaching a song!

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TEACHER TIP:

If your students are having difficulty with a measure or two, slow the tempo and focus on that specific measure. You can focus on a single measure by simply clicking it. To focus on a two measure section, double-click the first measure of the pair.

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When you’re ready to return to the full score, click once on any focused measure. Focusing on certain measures is a great way to literally break down the song!

For a complete list of the 75 ClassPlay songs that now offer the Key/Tempo Options, click here.

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How are you implementing these new Key/Tempo Option Activities into your lessons?

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