Music fonts...make your worksheets look amazing!
So after much investigation into the world of Adobe Illustrator and a font editing program I decided to create a series of music fonts called: 'Eazy Stix Notation'. These fonts have been so great to use for all my worksheets that I have drastically reduced the amount of time I spend creating worksheets and wanted you to enjoy the same efficiency!
I would like to introduce you to 3 out of the 5 'Eazy Stix' Music Notation fonts.
Please click the blue titles to see the font in more detail.
1. Stickies - perfect for Early Years - Year 2
2. Stix 2 - every rhythm in stick notation, stems up & down
3. Beatz - every rhythm in stick notation with beat lines added to each character, stems up & down.
Have a read below of why I want my students to be familiar with stick notation...
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Why stick notation?
Whats so great about the 'Eazy Stix Notation fonts' is that everything is ready for you with one simple click. Once you are used to the character placement - which has been thought out so that common rhythms are used by your two index fingers and a bar line is the letter b character etc... You will be able to make worksheets, flashcards, IWB activities in no time at all.
Plus I find that it is really important to let students understand the different between stick notation and music stave notation. Rhythm doesn't need note heads because it essentially has one sound (no pitch). Whereas melody lives on the music stave and we add the note heads to show where the sounds live on the stave.
Being at a PYP school one of my Central Ideas that runs through my stand-alone music planners is: "Musicians interpret sounds through the use of notation and symbols". This central idea will be looked at every year with the students but with different elements/skills to focus on. Part of this knowledge requires them to have an understanding of stick notation and what better way to reinforce that in their learning with the use of a stick notation music font.
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Hope you enjoy!