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Four Kinds of Triads on C
Students learn how to spell and write the four kinds of triads, major, minor, diminished and augments on paper pianos and staff slates by figuring out the system of four cards of four colors each.
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
Step Up, Step Down
Use the Rainbow Xylophone in a fresh way for students to make steps up and down themselves
Fine - Seconds Variations
Practice the musical alphabet by starting on letters other than A and by writing the alphabet backward
Hide and Sing
Develop skill for hearing and internalizing intervals and patterns through melodic dictation with the do re mi cards.
Keep or Pass - MSC set 1
Together, students can safely reveal which music symbols they don't quite know yet. Then we identify, define and find symbols in a music score.
Count the Beats
It's so simple to use the Blue Jello Cards to isolate individual beats. Important to play all the RR games leading up to this game.
These Five C's
Students learn that the 5 C's on the grand staff are symmetrical, making it so easy to learn bass and treble clefs at the same time.