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Take Away with Do Re Mi Cards
In this clean-up game, students hear a sung pattern, identify which note is missing and remove that card
Take Away with Magic Notes
Students love this game and will be able to hear intervals more challenging than those in many games.
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).
Students read longer rhythm phrases as an ensemble with Rhythm Bingo Cards
Slap the C’s
Students slap their own knees whenever they see a "C" the teacher has tossed down
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.
Raindrops on Grand Nine
Magic notes become raindrops, snow or hail as they land on all Grand Nine notes on the grand staff
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.