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Students tell you which card was removed while their eyes are closed
Head and Tail
Intervals in "Daily Do" are labeled and sung with do re mi cards. They are also played on a rainbow xylophone
Snake – Dynamics
Play Fine with the 11 dynamics cards. It's amazing that there are so many possibilities that work.
Chance Match – Puzzle Notes
Students match rhythm playing cards to blue jello puzzle notes or rests by chance. Many repetitions keep the game enticing and it is a natural memory builder.
Copy the Cards
Students copy rhythms from blue jello cards and learn details of notation
Ho Ho Laugh – C Major Scale
Students use natural half steps EF and BC to discover the whole and half step sequence of the major scale
"I'm a Note" Clef Notes G and F
Using magic notes, students place clef notes on the correct lines as fast as they can, saying "Fine" when finished
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Staff Slates
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on staff slates. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.
Pick a Card
Students draw cards, putting them in order and leaving spaces for those still in the parent's hand