Games

Keyboard Rollin’ Game

I wanted to create a note-naming game for my waiting room area, and this is what I came up with: the Keyboard Rollin’ Game.

There are two gameboards to choose from, depending on if you would like to practice treble clef notes or bass clef notes.

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Then, you must choose whether to practice line notes or space notes and use the corresponding music die.  You can make your own line/space note dice using wood/foam cubes, but I recommend buying the wonderful Line Notes & Space Notes dice available in The Practice Shoppe.  While you are at it, you can also order some cute puzzle erasers to use as the game markers for this game.  :)

This non-competitive game is pretty straight-forward: roll the dice, name the note, and move the game marker to the appropriate piano key.  The 5 line notes of the staff have been shaded in blue on the keyboard to help build the student’s sense of staff-to-keyboard correlation.  For a challenge, students could time themselves to see how quickly they can identify 25 notes.

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To make the game more challenging, you can add an accidentals die to the mix, so that students will have to identify sharp/flat/natural notes.

To download the FREE pdf of the game boards, visit the Printables > Games page and scroll down to “Keyboard Rollin’ Game.”   The game directions can be printed on the back of the gameboard.

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