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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.
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.