So I'm teaching some students, beginners up to people who have played for 1-9 years, with varying issues of reading notes.
They've relied on the fingerings way too heavily, and need to write in something like D-3 to mean G on the D string.
It's like dealing with a guitar student who relies strictly on tabs.
Any ideas of how to still help them progress while helping them to learn the notes, without it being too frustrating for them?
I'm thinking flash cards might work for some students. Others, maybe like a "lightning" round of asking them various notes and seeing how well they do (which I could probably use with the flashcards also).
I've also come up with a flow chart about how we can think of a note, and how the string and position are two of the last items on the list (we need to know how it sounds and what it looks like, along with the name, be it alpha, or some type of do).
::sigh:: Anything that has worked for anyone else? I have limited time with these students, so I kind of want to give them something they can continue to practice when I am done working there.
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