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Chance Match - Puzzle Notes
Students match rhythm playing cards to blue jello puzzle notes or rests by chance. Many repetitions keep the game enticing and it is a natural memory builder.
Copy the Cards
Students copy rhythms from blue jello cards and learn details of notation
Fine - 5 Notes and 5 Rests
Students quickly arrange their own sets of notes and rests in order . . . then say Fine!
Chance Match - Notes and Rests
To practice matching the whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth note and rest pairs.
Add magic notes to melodic bingo cards under repeated notes to make a Mickey Mouse
Melodic Bingo Copy Game
Practice writing melodies on staff slates and singing melodic patterns using Curwen hand signs.
To match note and rest pairs, introduce dotted notes and the concept of wraparound
Blue Jello Dominos
Students lay out Blue Jello Cards like dominos. To help internalize rhythm the entire game is without talking.
Hide and Sing
Develop skill for hearing and internalizing intervals and patterns through melodic dictation with the do re mi cards.