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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. To help internalize rhythm the entire game is without talking.
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 by starting on letters other than A and by writing the alphabet backward
Snake - Seconds
Write the musical alphabet as a group and recognize that in music after G comes A
Snake Variations - Seconds
Engaging ideas for building memory skills using the musical alphabet
Practice rapid identification of musical symbols
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.