Musical Mysteries – BBC Flash computer game with lesson plans

Posted by on October 7, 2010

I was browsing through a few sites and came across a great game to help students become familiar with orchestral instruments.  It can be found here: BBC Musical Mysteries.

The aim is to help Robbie find his Grandfather’s music.  The Grandfather is a conductor of an orchestra and he has lost his music. He needs it in a hurry however because the orchestra is about to perform onstage and he can’t conduct without his music.

This game takes you through a series of challenges involving steady beat, rhythm, mood, orchestral instrument sounds and names and the role of each section in the orchestra as well as dabbling in a little composition with sounds.

This Flash game is designed for 7 to 11 year olds (in the UK).  There are lesson plans for teachers available too.

Lesson 1 from the Teacher's Guide for Musical Mysteries

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