Classroom Music Games – Scribble Music

This is an activity that I use during extra time or to leave for a substitute to do with elementary students. It's an activity called "Scribble Music". The activity teaches students to listen for the differences in fast and slow music. After reviewing the differences between fast and slow, each student lays on the floor

By |2010-03-22T07:23:41+00:00March 22nd, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

Classroom Music Games – Music Treasure Hunt

Select 4 contrasting instruments (any that you like…for example a scraping sound, a hitting sound, a shaking sound and a pitched percussion or barred instrument) Each instrument will represent a sound (left, right, forward, backward). Practice moving around the room to the sounds. Choose 4 students to play instruments, 1 to be the “treasure hunter”

By |2010-03-20T06:35:13+00:00March 20th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

Classroom Games – Playing Musical Words

Using manuscript on a whiteboard draw up notes that spell out a word: (eg. “edge”, “dad”, “face”, “cabbage” etc..) one point is first allocated to a student or team who correctly identifies the word. Then you can get the students to ‘play’ the word on an instrument. The first to accurately play the notes in

By |2010-03-18T06:48:52+00:00March 18th, 2010|Classroom games|1 Comment

Classroom Games – Note Races

One of the most fun activities my students love is playing “Note Races.”  What you do is go outside to the parking lot (one with no or very little traffic) or any area that is paved or cement.   Then, I have a few students draw five manuscript lines about 6-8 feet long with about 2-3 feet

By |2010-03-18T06:12:48+00:00March 18th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

Classroom Music Games – Note Blocks

I use Mortinson Math blocks to illustrate rhythm when teaching beginners. “One” blocks are quarter notes in their normal position, but turned over (they are hollow inside) they become quarter rests. “Two” bars are half notes. And so on, any bar being a rest up-side-down. I use toothpicks (sharp ends cut off) for bar lines.

By |2010-03-17T07:42:11+00:00March 17th, 2010|Classroom games|0 Comments

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