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Snake – Seconds
Write the musical alphabet as a group and recognize that in music after G comes A
Who's Playing First?
Each student chooses a do re mi card to decide the sequence for a theory class recital. Highest pitch goes first and then so on in order.
Students describe musical symbol cards using vocabulary, body movement and performance
These Five C's
Students learn that the 5 C's on the grand staff are symmetrical, making it so easy to learn bass and treble clefs at the same time.
Triads and Chords
Students learn what a triad inversion is by writing them with alphabet cards, on the paper piano, and the staff. Also recognizing them in music and playing them on the piano.
Snake Variations – Seconds
Engaging ideas for building memory skills using the musical alphabet
Staff Slates Echos
Students of all ages write, sing, and sign short melodic patterns. This can be a pre-reading activity and become more advanced as abilities grow.
Practice rapid identification of musical symbols
War – Notes and Rests
To practice the relative values of notes and rests using a popular card game with several variations.