When I was a child, coloring books were just for kids. Now one of the biggest hobby trends is coloring books for adults. Many are finding that coloring helps them de-stress and relax because filling in designs with color allows people to calm their minds and focus on a simple activity.
If you have a multi-colored glockenspiel, xylophone or hand bells, you can chose colors that exactly match your instrument. For those playing recorder, piano and other instruments, musicians can chose their favorite colors for each note on the patterns.
Be sure to be consistent. Once you chose a color for a note – let’s say the color red for the “C” note, then all the “C” notes throughout the entire book should be colored red.
Even if you do not color the rectangular boxes, you can still play the songs by reading the lettered notes below each box, so you can play the music patterns with or without color.
Listen and Learn:
The audio tracks of all the songs in the book Popular 8 Note Songs Music Patterns to Color are free online at www.UpadoUnlimited.com , so you can listen to the song patterns you are coloring as you color, and then use the audio tracks to help you learn the songs on your instrument.
For those matching the music patterns to the specific colors of a multi-colored instrument, start by going to the “Music Notes and Rhythm” page (pg. 10) of Popular 8 Note Songs Music Patterns to Color and choosing the colors for each rectangular block that match the colors of the notes or keys on your instrument.
Use colored pencils with a sharp point to color the small rectangular boxes. We like
Do not use ink pens as the color will bleed through to the other side of the paper. The pattern blocks are small, and fine motor skills are required. If you are using the patterns with instruments that are not already multicolored, you can choose any color you like for each of the notes.
After you have chosen your colors and filled in the “Music Notes and Rhythm” page, go to the first song in the book which is the easiest to play. Use the same colors as you used before and color in the rectangular blocks on the music pattern. If you used the color red for the C note on the “Music Notes and Rhythm” page, color all the C notes red on the song’s music pattern.
Coloring Patterns with a Recorder:
If you are using the patterns with a recorder, fill in the recorder chart at the back of the book by coloring the white circles in each column to match the lettered notes. The circles that you colored indicate the holes on the recorder that you cover with your fingers. Do not color the gray circles. These indicate the holes that you leave uncovered.