This is a new game hot off the computer. It is meant to precede my Snakes & Ladders Scales game. The aim of Dice Scales is for the student to learn their scales from scratch & be able to more effectively (& with more fun) play Snakes & Ladders Scales, which asks them to push themselves further than simply playing a straight scale.
There are 31 tasks in this game so you'll need 6 dice (different colours makes it more interesting). Start the game with one dice only. Players take it in turns to throw the dice. The number on the dice relates to a numbered activity on the game board. The player must play that task on the piano before the next player rolls the dice. You can choose how many rounds you toss before gradually increasing the number of dice thrown. Remember that as you increase the number of dice, it will be impossible for the first 5 tasks to be rolled. Similarly, you need to gradually increase the number of dice to allow more tasks to be done.
I have been playing this with my students during a lesson. It takes as long as I want it to take (5-10 minutes in a 30 minute lesson). I use this game for students at the beginning of preparing for their grade level when scales aren't known yet. When it's my turn to roll the dice I use it as a fun way to demonstrate the scales. As soon as I get the dice out my students get excited! It turns the technical work part of the lesson into a game in the student's eyes so we're both happy. My students are also happily doing this at home themselves.
When my students are masterful at this game I will progress them on to the Snakes & Ladders Scales game which will push them further to achieve scales mastery.