What is a Mad Minute?

working on note reading fluency in music class

FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS

In 4th and 5th grade, we continue our study of learning to read music with "MAD MINUTE" tests. Students have 1 minute to name 30 note names that they need to have memorized. Memorizing note names improves students’ overall music reading performance; it decreases the amount of time to translate written music to instruments and allows students to move onto more challenging concepts.


Practice for a "Mad Minute" timed test with the links below:

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Here are some helpful sayings to help us remember the names of the notes on the lines and spaces:

EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FUDGE - Reading Music Theory | Ep#1.08
I Knew You Were Treble by Jeanette Young
"Lines & Spaces" Episode #9 Preview - Quaver's Marvelous World of Music
Every Good Boy Does Fine - MusicK8.com
FACE - MusicK8.com