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Scrabble - Seconds
Demonstrate forward and backward motion in the musical alphabet, vertically and horizontally, starting on any letter.
In the introductory dictation game, students turn do re mi cards face up as the teacher sings short patterns
Five Hiding - Notes and Rests
With five face down cards each, two players take turns drawing and hiding cards cards to be the first to collect small values
Group Rhythm Bingo - Side 1
Students move around an arrangement of 12 rhythm bingo cards, recognizing patterns on multiple cards. Encourages quick recognition of rhythms to develop the rapid eye movement needed to be a good sight-reader
Madrid Match – Five C’s
Continue skill development of placement of the 5 C’s.
Take Away with Do Re Mi Cards
In this clean-up game, students hear a sung pattern, identify which note is missing and remove that card
Take Away with Magic Notes
Students love this game and will be able to hear intervals more challenging than those in many games.
Snake Variations - Notes and Rests
Make a snake using rhythm playing cards with sixteenth, eighth, dotted eighth, etc. notes and rests. This game is a necessity before playing the favorite games Slow and Speed (Second Steps).
Slap the C’s
Students slap their own knees whenever they see a "C" the teacher has tossed down