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Chance Match - Thirds Dictation
Students predict the sequence they will hear for two major and two minor thirds making Chance Match a dictation game
Fine – Seconds
Students quickly arrange their own sets of alphabet cards in seconds . . . then say "Fine!" Cards are placed in an ascending direction to prepare for learning the staff
Chance Match – Notes and Rests
To practice matching the whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth note and rest pairs.
Fine - Tempos
Students quickly arrange their own sets of tempo cards in order . . . then say Fine!
Who's Playing First?
Use this game to decide the order for students for informal recitals or for any occasion
To match note and rest pairs, introduce dotted notes and the concept of wraparound
Blue Jello Dominos
Students lay out Blue Jello Cards like dominos. The entire game is without talking, which helps to internalize rhythms
Chance Match – Major or Minor Triads
Students predict the sequence they will hear for two major and two minor triads making Chance Match a dictation game
Fine – Seconds Variations
Practice the musical alphabet beginning on letters other than A and write the alphabet backward