Unit 2 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. DS – Dictation and 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 Staff Slates Echoes

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 – Do Re Mi with Singing

DS-14 Pick a Card – Do Re Mi

DS-15 War – Do Re Mi

DS-16 "Daily Do" - Song Puzzle Cards 



2. AI – 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 Toss Down

AI-3 Fine – Thirds and Variations

AI-4 Pick a Card – Thirds

AI-5 Win a Triad

AI-6 Singing Intervals

AI-7 Naming Intervals in Music

AI-8 Snake – Thirds and Variations

AI-9 Scrabble – Thirds



  3. RR – 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 Rhythms

RR-8 Become a Beat

RR-9 Pass the Beat – 2

RR-10 Rhythms Across Variations

RR-11 Around the Circle

RR-12 Rhythm Bingo – Side 2

RR-13 Group Rhythm Bingo – Side 2

RR-14 Time Signature Cards



  4. RM – 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 – Notes and Rests

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 – Card Chart

RM-15 Tutti War – Seconds

RM-16 Selling Notes and Rests

RM-17 Two Chances Slap


  5. SN – 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 Four Hiding – Grand Nine

SN-2 Chance Match – Grand Nine

SN-3 Madrid Match – Grand Nine

SN-4 Slap the Grand Nine

SN-5 War – Grand Nine

SN-6 Five Hiding – Grand Nine Seconds

SN-7 Eye Spy – Any Note


SN-8 Who's Playing First?

SN-9 Grand Staff Games


Instrument-Specific Games

S-3 Suspense – Open Strings


  6. T – 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  


T-1 Learning Tempos

T-2 "Daily Do" and 11 Tempos

T-3 Play or Pass – Tempos

T-4 Fine – Tempos

T-5 Rainbow Tempos


T-6 Who's Playing First?

T-7 Fine – Tempos Variations

T-8 Five Hiding – Tempos

T-10 Madrid Match – Tempos

T-11 Body Order


 7. MS – 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 Music Symbol Bingo

MS-3 What Can You Find?

MS-4 I See

MS-5 Orange Pairs

MS-6 Orange War

MS-7 Symbol Snake

MS-8 Keep or Pass – 2


 8. SK – 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 – Sharps

SK-2 Fifths with Card Games – Sharps

SK-3 Swishing Fifths – Sharps

SK-4 Tonic Dominant Leading Tone (I V vii)

SK-5 Fine in Your Hand – Sharps

SK-6 Snakes – Sharps

SK-7 Five Hiding -–Sharps

SK-8 Key Signature Turns – Sharps

SK-9 Body Fifths – Flats

SK-10 Swishing Fifths – Flats

SK-11 Subdominant (IV)

SK-12 Fine in Your Hand – Flats

SK-13 Snakes – Flats

SK-14 Five Hiding – Flats

SK-15 Key Signature Turns – Flats

SK-16 Magic Sevens


9. TC – 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 Thirds Fiesta – 1

TC-3 Thirds Fiesta – 2

TC-4 Singing Major and Minor Thirds

TC-5 Thirds Echoes


TC-6 Four Triads on C

TC-7 Classic Games for Four Triads

TC-8 Triad Inversions

TC-9 Major Scale Triads

TC-10 Triad Echoes

TC-11 Triads Standing