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Fix the Order
While young students close their eyes, you switch two letters for them to fix.
Daily Do with Do Re Mi Cards - Circle
The do re mi cards are arranged horizontally in a circle like a keyboard and students use each others cards when singing the minor section
Dynamics You Can Hear
Identify dynamics visually and with the body positions while listening to or playing music
Puzzle Notes and Rests
Students add a puzzle piece to each note to create the next one
Tracing Clefs - GGG and FFF
Students trace the clefs in a direction that ends on the clef lines. Little animals trace the lines while riding on magic notes.
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Paper Pianos
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on paper pianos. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.
Students learn all eleven of the most common tempos using symmetry, logic, a little knowledge of Italian and a bit of guessing that develops bravery
Head and Tail
Sing ascending and descending scales in a easy-to-follow pattern while pointing to their do re mi cards
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.