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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.
Snake - Seconds
Write the musical alphabet as a group and recognize that in music after G comes A
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.
Slow - Seconds
Create ascending and descending seconds in the musical alphabet
Snake - Symbols
Students make a snake by putting the music symbol cards in the order they are listed on the back cover card
Suspense - Notes and Rests
A fun card game aids in mastering the sequence of equivalent values of notes and rests.