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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.
Hear pitches within the scale and match them on one’s rainbow xylophone. Variations include do re mi cards and the staff.
Double Bar Sit Down
In this favorite game, students read rhythms in a circle of cards in unison
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
Magic Forehead Note
Two players take turns sticking a magic note to their foreheads. The other player sings the third above and below the note so the first player can sing the pitch and name the color of the magic note on his or her forehead.
When singing several lines on Melodic Bingo Cards side 1 together it rather sounds like Gregorian chant, an unaccompanied sacred song from Europe during the 9th and 10th centuries.
Speed - Notes and Rests
Our top favorite is Speed with rhythm playing cards
Rhythms Across - Canons
Students read one, two, or three Rhythm Bingo Cards as an ensemble in canon or with singing