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Friday, February 6, 2015

NEW Note-Reading Matching Game for the Orchestra Classroom!

 Let's face it.  Students don't usually love practicing flashcards.  I was thinking about how I can get students to practice flashcards for new notes that we have been learning in class, and the idea for this game popped into my head.  It's really simple and I think more beneficial than practicing  flashcards the old fashioned way.

This is a game that includes a game-board and flashcards for each instrument.  The game-boards are set up just like the fingerboard of the instrument.  Students play the game by placing the flashcard (note) on the correct note name on the fingerboard.  I love it because it allows students to memorize note names while also memorizing where the notes are found on their instruments.

I recommend printing the game-boards and flashcards on cardstock.  I had my TA cut out all of the flashcards and then put one gameboard and one set of flashcards in a manilla envelope to make individual packets.    Now it is very easy to me to pass out  the game and collect them without losing any pieces.

Here is a sample of of what the game looks like.  The set comes with gameboards and flashcard pieces for violin, viola, cello, and bass.  You can purchase the game at my STORE!

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