I started working on a new material recently: the guide cards for the Parallage Phrases. You can see some of the possibilities above (cut each option in half to get 2 cards). One guide card will go on each side of the phrases and will be there for students to look at as reference. The cards will be the same size as the Parallage Phrase cards so that they can be rubber banded together.
I am playing around with the format right now. I would like to include all of the basic reference materials that students will need to read the phrases accurately. At this point, I know they will have the Colorful Scale, the Greek scale, and at least the basic interval symbols. I will probably create another guide card that will go above the phrases horizontally. It will have rhythms on one side and apihimas on the other (will that be possible using something bigger than a size 6 font?!).
Option 1 is my fist draft. I like having the two scales right next to each other but there is a lot of wasted space on the second card. There are also a lot of interval symbols to process in such a small space. The symbols that are barely used get just as much space as those that are used frequently.
I like Option 2 better in terms of format. The interval symbols that students will see most frequently are on the first card. Most of the flutter symbols on the second card will not be used very often but at least they are separate from the most used symbols. I think it makes sense to have the interval symbols next to the scales with the arrows showing whether they are ascending or descending. I feel like once students understand how the cards are set up it will be easy to use. There is the issue of what to put in the dead space at the bottom of the second card.
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