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"I'm a Note" Lines and Spaces
Sing a cute song to learn the difference between musical lines and spaces
Is it a Match? – Alphabet
A slow-paced game for very young students to match alphabet letters
"Daily Do" with Do Re Mi Cards
"Daily Do" is written with do re mi cards in a vertical position like the musical staff
Use music symbol cards to learn the symmetry of the dynamics.
Danish Zoo Match – Notes and Rests
Students recognize the difference between 13 single notes, 5 rests and 18 groupings of notes in a slow-paced game.
Hello Jello – Good-bye Jello
The teacher says and signs a short rhythm (usually four beats) to a small group, and the students say and sign it back from memory
Whole and Half Steps
By walking, listening and writing half steps on Paper Pianos, students learn the two terms whole steps and half steps
Raindrops – Lines and Spaces
Students drop a handful magic notes onto their staff slates and leave only notes that landed on lines or spaces
Triad and Chords
During First Steps, students are discovering triads and chords in their musical experiences, learning names and related sounds. Singing “Daily Do” and identifying the major and minor triads is an excellent activity.