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Scrabble – Seconds
Explore forward and backward motion in the musical alphabet, vertically and horizontally
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
Madrid Match – Five C’s
Continue skill development of placement of the 5 C’s.
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
Chance Match - Piano Grand Nine
Students randomly place the Grand Nine notes behind the piano keys, playing Chance Match until all cards are behind the correct keys