Puzzle from page 13 – some of the instructions were inadvertently omitted on this puzzle. We apologize for the confusion. Please tell students to do the following:

1. go to the measure of the clue and then change the notes as instructed by the directions.

2. Rewrite the notes in the measure directly underneath it.

3. Here are the directions without scrambling the order:

Measure 1: up a second, down a third, up a fourth

Measure 2: down a seventh, down a fourth, up a sixth

Measure 3: up a third, down a second, down a fifth

Measure 4: up a second, down a third, down a sixth

Measure 5: up a fifth, up a third, down a third.

Measure 6: down a seventh

So for the first measure, take the first note – B and move it up a second to C. Then take the second note, E, and move it down a third and so forth.

The final answer is:

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July Quiz – pdf

2016-2017 Schedule of Composers

September: Mozart
October: Mussorgsky
November: Handel
December: Debussy
January: Beethoven
February: Schumanns
March: Clementi
April: Rachmaninoff
May/June: Stravinsky
July/August: Gershwin

Answers to July Puzzles
Word Search (page 13)

Quiz (page 15)
1. b 2. b 3. f 4. c 5. b 6. Various answers

100 Day Challenge

Encourage your students to try the 100 Day challenge. If they practice every day for 100 days, send their information to us and we will print their names in the magazine. We have heard from many teachers that this has been an exciting incentive for their students.

Print out a certificate for your students who complete the challenge.pdf

The completed practice sheets continue to pour in. If you haven’t tried this with your students, you can still start now. Please email us names of students who complete the challenge to: [email protected]Include the student’s name, age, state, and teacher’s name as well as how many days of practice the student has completed. Please do not mail them in.

As one teacher said, “The 100 days of practicing has inspired my students to more than I thought each was capable!”

We will continue this challenge in the upcoming year, and students may start at any time. Check out the students who have played for 100 days at http://www.instrumentalistmagazine.com/100%20day%20challenge.php

Music Corner: Encourage students to submit music to Music Corner throughout the year. Music must be a student’s own work although you may help them write it down. It can be hand written or done with a music program. Please keep a copy as we cannot return music. Write the student’s name, age, address, and teacher’s name plus any relevant information about the music on the back of the first page.

Send music to Music Corner, Piano Explorer, 1838 Techny Court, Northbrook, Illinois 60062.