We are still working out online versions of our board games, but we easily adapted several card games, and added some new games too. For example:
PASS OR PLAY
Select a section of music for students to sight read or tap the rhythm. Student A can choose to “play” for 2 points, or “pass” it to Student B. If Student B does it correctly, he scores 3 points. If he fails to do it correctly, Student A scores 1 point.
NOTHING TO TELL
A score study game. Good to play at the start of a new piece.
Ask the students to take turns telling you something about the music until they have pointed out everything there is to say about it. The last person to tell you something about the music is the winner.
Give the student a starting note. Call out a series of 4 or 5 intervals. The student should tell you which key you will end on by following those intervals. For example:
Students score a point for each one they answer correctly.
Print the list of 10 games here with instructions for adapting the games to groups or one-to-one lessons.
Switch For Seven was created for a different purpose - for my students to just have fun! I want my studio to be fun and enjoyable as well as amazing musically :), and if the students get to know each other and build friendships, then not only do they hold each other accountable to practice (even if it is by roasting each other mercilessly when they make mistakes in the group pieces), but as a whole, they grow musically.
In a word, this game is fun, fun, fun! Ok, that's 3 words, but you know what I mean :)
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Review, review, review. That's how I keep things in my students' minds.
Six Square Oranges is a review game for elementary school beginners. We play it almost every week for the first year. I've learned that just because I've told them or showed them something 10 times, doesn't mean they will remember. But if remembering means they will win a game, they are much more likely to do so!
This Bingo-styled game reminds students of the names and meanings of the following music symbols:
It takes about 3 minutes to play, so it is a fantastic way to start or end a group lesson, though we usually play it 2 or 3 times.
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