Review right hand, left hand, finger numbers, and piano keys with ease by playing a quick round of "Beethoven Says!" This game is an update to a fun little game I posted on my blog several years ago. I hope your students enjoy playing it!
**This product is included in the Beginning Piano MEGA BUNDLE for Elementary Students, Groups, Camps, and More!
Playing “Beethoven Says” is just like playing the fun childhood game “Simon Says”, but with piano keys, finger numbers, and right hand and left hand. This particular version can be played with multiple students in a group piano lesson, music class, or music camp, or it can be played just as successfully with only one student during a private piano lesson.
This is a freshly updated version of a game I posted on my blog several years ago. Read the original blog post here.
I have an adorable kindergarten student who just had her eighth piano lesson yesterday. She is still having a little bit of trouble with her finger numbers (especially LH 4, 3, 2 and RH 2, 3, 4) and remembering which hand is her right hand and which is her left hand, but she does extremely well when I ask her to play, for example, all the D's on the piano. I decided to play a game of "Simon Says..." with her yesterday, incorporating right and left hands, finger numbers, and piano keys, and she loved it! She was great at playing the correct piano keys, so that was very reinforcing for her, and she had to think about her right hand and left hand and finger numbers, which was also a great review! Sneaky, sneaky, Mrs. Melody :)
Download includes a total of 84 cards in color and black and white, and a black/white line art set.
Suggestions for use:
Print the cards onto card stock, and laminate if desired.
Cut out each card.
Use as many cards as desired for the time allotted.
Shuffle the cards and the teacher (or another student) can be the leader, or “Beethoven”.
The leader draws a card and reads what the card says. For example, “Beethoven says... with LH... finger 3... play B.”
The students follow that command and play any B with LH finger 3.
Anyone who follows the command incorrectly is out of that round.
Additionally, there are several cards that don’t say “Beethoven Says” on them. The leader will simply read the card. For example, “With LH... finger 3... play B.”
Any students who follow that command are out of that round because the command didn’t include the words “Beethoven Says”.
Continue playing for as long as you have time, or until only one player is left. That player is the winner.
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