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Triads and Chords
Students learn what a triad inversion is by writing them with alphabet cards, on the paper piano, and the staff. Also recognizing them in music and playing them on the piano.
Staff Slates Echos
Students of all ages write, sing, and sign short melodic patterns. This can be a pre-reading activity and become more advanced as abilities grow.
I'm a Note Song - Five C's, G, and F
Sing the "I'm a Note" Song while placing magic notes on the five C's and two clef notes on staff slates
Daily Do Variations - 1
While learning "Daily Do", students enjoy the variety of these entertaining and skill-building variations. They are naturally encouraged as their memories grow strong when they realize they can do these variations and sing and the same time.
Blue Bar Lines
After choosing a meter, students happily and easily place bar lines on a long snake of blue jello cards
Melodic Bingo - Side 1
Enhance reading skills using a traditional bingo game. With the Cornerstones in mind we continue the game until everyone has more than one bingo or even "black-out."
Students feel notes and rests of the same value and how those of unequal value relate to each other. Individual play or as teams.
Grand Staff Cards C's
An important game to help students transition from moving magic notes on the staff to recognizing real notes.
We're the Grand Nine
All the notes on the grand staff are a second or third away from one of these nine notes