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This game idea is called music concentration and can be used for about any musical Ttopic
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Title – Music Concentration
By – Carolyn Starks
Subject – Music
Grade Level – 2-5
This is a component of a lesson plan I’ve done. It represents the culmination of a unit through a game. The game is a review of the content of the lesson and will prepare students for a quiz. I am sending this game because it can be adapted to any lesson.
My game is called CONCENTRATION….
A. Prepare 20 blank thick pages with large numbers 1 through 20 printed on them
B. Underneath you will write musical terms, composers or instruments of the orchestra, etc. (whatever unit you are working on) and corresponding matches for each on the “flip side” upside down each number. (OR you could just places answers on the chalkboard underneath each number)
C. Line the numbers up in rows of 5 pages each 1-20 on the chalkboard or any other space accommodating this game.
To further explain, let me give you a sample game with all the corresponding matches:
1. sound 11. loudness of sound
2. volume 12. anything heard
3. pitch 13. width of the vibrations
4. timbre 14. highness of sound
5. frequency 15. speed of the vibrations
6. amplitude 16. quality in sound
7. decibels 17. movement back and forth
8. vibrations 18. units of loudness
9. noise 19. organized sound
10. music 20. unorganized sound
(NUMBERS 10 & 19 MATCH; NUMBERS 5 AND 15 MATCH; ETC., ETC.,)
D. Students will be divided into two teams. You decide how you choose who is first. Perhaps you could flip a coin. Students can discuss their choice of matches in a group and decide upon a spokesperson to give the answer. If the match is correct the team gets a point. Alternate teams for answers.
E. At the end you will have two numbers left. They are matches of course but the students will have to tell you exactly what each number says and this is considered BONUS points. (Perhaps 5 points to the team who guesses correctly) This could be done on paper so that each team gets a chance to answer for bonus points.
F. The winning team is the team with the most points!!
THIS IS BY FAR THE EASIEST GAME I HAVE EVER DONE AND IT CAPTIVATES THE KIDS. THEY LOVE IT!!!
DO VARIATIONS ON IT IF YOU WANT. THERE ARE MANY POSSIBILITIES. LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES!!! (OR CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE DIRECTIONS)