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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 sign it back from memory
Whole & Half Steps
By walking, listening and writing half steps on Paper Pianos, students learn the two terms whole steps and half steps
Raindrops - Lines & Spaces
Students drop a handful magic notes onto their staff slates and leave only notes that landed on lines or spaces
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.
For young children to practice writing the ascending musical alphabet
In the introductory dictation game, students turn do re mi cards face up as the teacher sings short patterns
Pick a Card - Dynamics
Dynamics symbol cards are placed in order however, the players eyes are closed.
Madrid Match - Notes and Rests
Without taking turns, students sort identical cards into piles