Unit 2 - Second Steps Games

1. Dictation & Sight Singing     2. Alphabet & Intervals     3. Reading Rhythms     4. Rhythm Math     5. Staff and Notes        
      6. Tempos      7. Music Symbols     8. Scales and Key Signatures      9. Triads and Chords     10MUSOPOLY        

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1. Dictation & Sight Singing 

  • Develop listening skills by recognizing different intervals through singing
  • Sing intervals, triads and/or scales using solfege and Curwen hand signs 
  • Sing with a steady beat
  • Write intervals and/or melodic patterns on the staff / paper piano using steps and skips
  • Sing and write melodic patterns in minor keys

 

DS-1 "Daily Do" - Variations 2

DS-2 Head to Tail Intervals

DS-3 Back-to-Back

DS-4 Dictation on Staff Slates

DS-5 "Daily Do" - Variations 3

DS-6 Danish Zoo - Do Re Mi

DS-7 Melodic Bingo - Side 2

DS-8 Slow - Do Re Mi

DS-9 Magic Forehead Note

DS-10 Michigorian Chant

DS-11 Madrid Match - Do Re Mi

DS-12 Five Hiding - Do Re Mi

DS-13 Scrabble with Singing - Do Re Mi

DS-14 Pick a Card - Do Re Mi

DS-15 War - Do Re Mi

DS-16 "Daily Do" - Song Puzzle Cards 

 


 

2. Musical Alphabet and Intervals

  • Introduce the interval of a third using cards, staff and/or instrument
  • Learn thirds forwards and backwards
  • Practice the interval of a third using cards, staff and/or instrument

 

AI-1 Learning Thirds

AI-2 Verticle Thirds

AI-3 Toss Down

AI-4 Fix the Order / What's Missing - Thirds

AI-5 Fine - Thirds and Variations

AI-6 Thirds on Paper Pianos and Staff Slates

AI-7 Win a Triad

AI-8 Singing Intervals

AI-9 Naming Intervals in Music

AI-10 Snake - Thirds and Variations

AI-11 Scrabble - Thirds

 


 

  3. Reading Rhythms 

  • Learn the vocabulary of blue jello words/hand signs to help understand the shapes of notes and rests
  • Learn to think, feel and see rhythm as note groups (like words) rather than individual notes or rests
  • Learn how to count and identify beats in a rhythmic pattern
  • Learn to relate blue jello rhythm symbols to actual notes and rests
  • Learn the mathematical relationship of the various notes and rests 
  • Take rhythmic dictation 
  • Read and/or perform rhythmic patterns by signing or clapping or with students’ instrument
  • Learn time signatures and be introduced to conducting patterns

 

RR-1 Blue Jello Cards - Set 2

RR-2 Win a Jello

RR-3 Double Bar Sit Down

RR-4 Naming Rhythms in Music

RR-5 Playing Blue Jello Cards

RR-6 6/8 Rhythms

RR-7 Blue Jello Rhythm Puzzle Games

RR-8 Become a Beat

RR-9 Pass the Beat - 2

RR-10 Rhythms Across - Canons

RR-11 Whole Rests

RR-12 Around the Circle

RR-13 Rhythm Bingo - Side 2

RR-14 Group Rhythm Bingo - Side 2

RR-15 Time Signature Cards

 


 

  4. Rhythm Math

  • Reinforce the concepts learned with the blue jello cards
  • Learn the value of notes and rests using magic notes and gold coin values
  • Use addition to determine note and rest values
  • Learn dotted notes and study the concept of the dot
  • Study note groups within the subdivision of the quarter note beat and all note groups
  • Play memory games to quickly recognize notes, rests and note groups 

 

RM-1 5 Notes and 5 Rests with Money

RM-2 8 Notes and 5 Rests with Money

RM-3 Play or Pass

RM-4 War - Variations

RM-5 Meredith's Tower

RM-6 Dots and Ties

RM-7 Scrabble - Notes and Rests

RM-8 Measures

RM-9 Speed

RM-10 Rhythm Math

RM-11 21 - Notes and Rests

RM-12 Card Chart

RM-13 Card Chart Play or Pass

RM-14 Madrid Match - Color Piles

RM-15 Tutti War

RM-16 Selling Notes and Rests

RM-17 Two Chances Slap


 

  5. Staff and Notes

  • Become faster at locating the Grand Nine Notes on the grand staff
  • Become proficient with open strings and how notes relate to the strings
  • Begin to know all the notes on the grand staff using intervals from Grand Nine Notes
  • Relate notes to piano and/or students’ instruments

 

SN-1 Grand Nine Notes with Grand Staff Cards

SN-2 Chance Match - Grand Nine

SN-3 Rain Drops - Grand Nine

SN-4 Madrid Match - Grand Nine

SN-5 Five Hiding - Grand Nine

SN-6 Slap the Grand Nine

 

SN-7 War - Grand Nine

SN-8 Five Hiding - Grand Nine - Seconds

SN-9 Googly Eyes - Any Note

SN-10 Who's Playing First?

 

Instrument Specific Games

S-3 Suspence - Open Strings


 

  6. Tempos 

  • Learn the meanings and pronunciations of tempos
  • Learn the symmetrical sequence of tempos
  • Learn to interpret tempos in printed music
  • Learn to identify tempos through listening  

 

TM-1 Learning Tempos

TM-2 Tempo, Sing it Like it is

TM-3 Play or Pass - Tempos

TM-4 Fine - Tempos

TM-5 What's Missing? - Tempos

 

TM-6 Who's Playing First?

TM-7 Fine - Tempos Variations

TM-8 Snake - Tempos

TM-9 Five Hiding - Tempos

TM-10 Madrid Match - Tempos

TM-11 Body Order


 

 7. Music Symbols 

  • Learn the meanings of signs, symbols and terms in the music symbol cards set 2
  • Relate the symbols to sound and/or musical scores

 

MS-1 Follow that Sign

MS-2 Sing Them Faster or Slower

MS-3 Sharp, Flat and Natural

MS-4 Learning the Others

MS-5 Music Symbol Bingo

MS-6 What Can You Find?

MS-7 I See

MS-8 Orange Pairs

MS-9 Orange Opposites and Sets

MS-10 Orange War

MS-11 Symbol Snake

MS-12 Keep or Pass


 

 8. Scales and Key Signatures 

  • Relate musical tones to the sequence of keys on the keyboard
  • Practice the whole step and half step sequence of the major scale
  • Learn and write C, G, D and A major scales on the staff, on the keyboard and/or with cards
  • Learn and write F, Bb and Eb major scales on the staff, on the keyboard and/or with cards
  • Learn key signatures and how to write them on the staff
  • Practice scales and/or key signatures for fluency

 

SK-1 Body Fifths

SK-2 Up a Fifth to G, D, A

SK-3 Fine - Sharp Scales C, G, D, A

SK-4 Snakes - Sharp Scales C, G, D, A

SK-5 Fine - Sharp Key Signatures C, G, D, A

SK-6 Chance Match - Sharp Scales C, G, D, A

SK-7 Five Hiding - Sharp Scales C, G, D, A

SK-8 Key Signature Turns C, G, D, A

SK-9 Down a Fifth to F, Bb, Eb

SK-10 Fine - Flat Scales F, Bb, Eb

SK-11 Snakes -  Flat Scales F, Bb, Eb 

SK-12 Fine - Flat Key Signatures F, Bb, Eb

SK-13 Chance Match - Flat Scales F, Bb, Eb 

SK-14 Five Hiding - Flat Scales F, Bb, Eb 

SK-15 Key Signature Turns Flat Keys F, Bb, Eb

SK-16 Magic Sevens


 

9. Triads and Chords 

  • Practice spelling thirds beginning on a variety of notes
  • Learn major and minor thirds, their hand signs and how to write and identify them on the staff and keyboard
  • Learn to identify major and minor thirds by listening
  • Learn the four kinds of triads (major, minor, diminished and augmented) with a root on C, their hand signs, and how to write them on the staff and the keyboard
  • Learn to identify major, minor, diminished and augmented triads by listening

 

TC-1 Major and Minor Thirds

TC-2 Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Paper Pianos

TC-3 Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Staff Slates

 

TC-4 Chance Match - Thirds Dictation

TC-5 Four Kinds of Triads on C

TC-6 Chance Match - Major or Minor Triads

TC-7 Chance Match - Triad Dictation