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Scrabble - Seconds
Demonstrate forward and backward motion in the musical alphabet, vertically and horizontally, starting on any letter.
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
Danish Zoo - Do Re Mi
After placing a deck of do re mi cards face down in the shape of an animal, players take turns making two piles in seconds while singing and using hand signs
Slow - Do Re Mi
Two players take turns placing and singing their do re mi cards in two center piles in sequential ascending and descending seconds