I know it’s been quiet around the blog lately! Last summer was one of those summers where I said “yes” to too many commitments and over-extended myself. I’m actually quite relieved to be in a “normal” Fall teaching schedule. Recently, I’ve been wrapping up a few projects which I hope will allow me to blog on a somewhat more regular basis!
This weekend, I found a little bit of time for a little project suggested by a reader. She requested that I create an “extension pack” for the Ice Cream Intervals game that would provide harmonic (blocked) intervals to add to the original melodic (broken) intervals. Why didn’t I think of that?! What a great idea! (Thanks, Morgan!)
So, here is a peek:
It’s important for students to become fluent at recognizing relationships between notes whether the intervals are harmonic or melodic, because that is what happens in the music they are learning. With the addition of the new harmonic cards, my students’ favorite game just became even more beneficial for them. ;)
For $4, you can purchase the extension pack which nearly doubles the amount of ice cream scoops by providing 48 harmonic (blocked) intervals to add the original melodic (broken) intervals. The intervals in the Extension Pack range from “2nd” to “octave.” (Please note that no cones are provided in the Extension Pack, so you won’t want to purchase it unless you also have the original Ice Cream Intervals game. ) Remember, all the items in my shop are digital products — meaning, you are buying the PDF so that you can print and assemble it yourself.
For more info, visit the Ice Cream Intervals Game page in the Shop.