Posts Tagged With: Piano games

Dr Seuss General Knowledge Cards

Well, it’s exciting at my place!  We have moved into a new home, and I have a new teaching space to organise, and I get to actually finish what I had planned to do last year with my Dr Seuss theme. I like to make sure my students know what is going on with all &hellip Continue reading »

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Recognising High and Low

This is a great game for little peoples.  I am going to play it today with my young violin students.  I am going to show them a picture and they have to tell me whether it is “high” or “low”  Then we will play a high or a low sound on our violins.  It’s a &hellip Continue reading »

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Musical Snakes and Ladders

I was looking up some school teacher resources for my daughter, to assist her with her spelling when I came across this great game.  The thought occurred to me that you could use Opus text and insert musical notes, signs and terms instead of spelling words (which I did). You could even have two octaves &hellip Continue reading »

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Rhythm Review – Mitten Match Up from Jeana Beasley’s site

I printed up a copy of Jeana’s rhythm mittens last week, and they have proven to be a huge hit amongst my students.  Jeana has created Level 1 and 2 so far.  There are two of each mitten, so you can play ‘Snap’ or Memory/Concentration, or just see how many rhythms a student can get through in &hellip Continue reading »

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Counts and Chocolate Cake

Ever had trouble remembering the note counts/values?  When I only had a couple of students, and they were beginners, I would bake a cake (or cupcakes) and we would dissect them into Semibreves, Minims and Crotchets (aka whole notes, half notes and quarter notes).  Now I just talk about the visual image to my students, &hellip Continue reading »

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Time Signature/Meter Card Game

Need to revise time signatures/meters with your students?  Here’s a matching card game to help. Meter/ Time Signature Cards Alternative uses:- Using rhythm worksheets from Wendy Steven’s Compose Create site (see previous post ‘Getting creative with rhythms and composing‘), clap or tap different time signatures/meters with your students. Clap/play a rhythm and see if your student &hellip Continue reading »

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Music practise at home – ‘three times in a row correct’ with sounds

Practise at home doesn’t have to become drudgery.  If you keep things fresh for your kids, they can absolutely love the time they spend with their instrument. My kids love to play their pieces 3 times through (each piece) and proudly ring one of the three bells I have sitting on top of my piano &hellip Continue reading »

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‘Three Times in a Row Correct’ with coloured handbells.

Aldi were selling one octave sets of coloured handbells for $15 about a year ago, so I bought a set almost expecting them to be out of tune and very dodgy (ever seen the violins they have sold? EEK!!) but to my surprise, they weren’t bad at all for that price!  I will quite happily &hellip Continue reading »

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