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War - Notes and Rests
To practice the relative values of notes and rests using a popular card game with several variations.
Who's Playing First? - Notes and Rests
Each student draws one card to decide the order for an informal recital or special activity. Students already know the values of the cards.
Suspense - Notes and Rests
A fun card game aids in mastering the sequence of equivalent values of notes and rests.
Five Hiding - Notes and Rests
With five face down cards each, two players take turns drawing and hiding cards cards to be the first to collect small values
Snake Variations - Notes and Rests
Make a snake using rhythm playing cards with sixteenth, eighth, dotted eighth, etc. notes and rests. This game is a necessity before playing the favorite games Slow and Speed (Second Steps).
Danish Zoo – Notes and Rests
Use rhythm playing cards to create an animal to practice stacking the sequence of sixteenth, eighth, dotted eighth, etc. notes and rests. A fun game for all ages.
Slow - Notes and Rests
Slow has players thinking backwards and forwards within note and rest values. Created by a young student of Michiko who watched enviously as her 2 older brothers played Speed.
Win a Note or Rest
Students arrange notes & rests in order, playing without taking turns. The student who places the third card wins the first two.
War Variations - Notes and Rests
Students love these five mind-stretching war variations so much they don't even realize how fast they're thinking