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Chance Match – Notes and Rests
To practice matching the whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth note and rest pairs.
Pass the Beat – 1
Teacher, students, and parents pass a Blue Jello Word Card around the circle saying the Blue Jello name while keeping a steady beat
Step Up, Step Down
Use the Rainbow Xylophone in a fresh way for students to make steps up and down themselves
Fine - Tempos
Students quickly arrange their own sets of tempo cards in order . . . then say Fine!
Four Kinds of Triads on C
Students learn how to spell and write the four kinds of triads, major, minor, diminished and augments on paper pianos and staff slates by figuring out the system of four cards of four colors each.
Who's Playing First?
Use this game to decide the order for students for informal recitals or for any occasion
Melodic Bingo Copy Game
Like young J. S. Bach, students copy music to experience staff notation
Music Symbol Bingo
Identify music symbols while hearing a definition and/or listening to or playing music
To match note and rest pairs, introduce dotted notes and the concept of wraparound