Music Games to Help Note Reading

Learning to read music can be a challenging time for students.  In addition to the written activities and songs in piano books, I plan several supplemental games for my students.

I found free printable music flashcards from MakingMusicFun.net.  I printed out several sets and laminated them for long-term use.  Here are links to Treble Clef Notes Flash Cards and Bass Clef Notes Flash Cards.

Music Note Store Music Goldfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games:
-“Goldfish“: With 5 cards in hands, students have to match the music note to the letter name.  Or to match the music note to the same music note.  When they put down a match, they have to name the note.  Students get a little cheat sheet to help them name the notes if needed.
-“Memory“: With all the cards facing down, students have to match the music note to the letter name.  Or to match the music note to the same music note.  When they put down a match, they have to name the note.  Every time a card is flipped, whether by me or them, they have to name the note.
-“Music Store“:  I place two or three cards in front of books, specific instruments, iPad, and the stereo.  Students name the notes on the card to “buy” time with the object.  Or they can place letter names next to the note to purchase time.

What are some ways you help students learn to read notes?

Music Note Store

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About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.
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2 Responses to Music Games to Help Note Reading

  1. d's place says:

    Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I am
    waiting for your next write ups thank you once again.

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