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Strategically Using Color In Your Flipcharts

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by MARK WEST 02/16/12

Strategically Using Color In Your Flipcharts

Look at this and you can see something about Common Time in Music Education:

The left column has notes. The right column has rests and clefs. And the color is grouping similar items. Suddenly it's easy to compare and contrast items (Whole Notes and Whole Rests get 4 beats, etc.) -- and that's Bloom's Level IV (Analysis). It can even prompt questions such as "Why do you think the clefs are in gray?"

This flipchart took this idea and I built 9 pages based on this. I simply took the above, dupiicated it, and then removed unwanted information from individual pages. If the flipchart is giving you problems, try downloading this zip archive.


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