If students do the writing, they learn even more. These little notes are not nearly so intimidating or wasteful as those large, mostly-empty sheets of staff paper. In fact, these Sticky Staff Post-It Brand Notes can be cut in half for even smaller reminders.
WHAT OTHERS SAY. . .
As I assign a new piece, I have the student write out the key signature and scale to be posted on the music as part of their practice assignment. We can transfer their written sticky note each week onto their new assignment sheet until they can play the scale fluently and really know the key signature. This reading and writing reinforcement is very helpful and easy.
These are great for harmonization—students can review chords by writing, reading, and playing them.
What a great idea for short dictations!