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This is an excellent way for students to review various musical skills while also enjoying the Halloween Holiday! I play this game as a whole class activity with my students. Each of them is given a white board and expo pen. Students are randomly called on to pick a category and dollar amount to choose the questions. Each student will individually write down their own answers using a small white board then turn it over when finished. When everyone is finished, students hold up their white boards and the teacher scans for individual answers to the questions, then reveals the correct answer on the next slide.
-In the Rhythm Category students will be given either a Halloween themed sentence or lyric from a Halloween song. Some have musical clips. Students are to listen to the clip or the teacher model saying the phrase then translate the sentence or lyrics into rhythmic counts i.e. "Ta" (quarter notes) "Ti Ti" (eighth notes) "Ta-a" (half notes) or "Tika Tika" (16th notes). Students are only required to write these phrases, not the direct notations.
-In the Instruments Category students will be asked to name various instruments used to create scary and suspenseful sounds in Halloween music or instruments that create sound effects. Each question has a sound clip to give students aural clues.
-In the Composers Category students will be asked what famous composers wrote various popular Halloween (or scary themed) music. Each question has a sound clip. For younger students, I recommend giving them multiple choice options of your choosing to help them if they have no background knowledge of famous composers and their names.
-In the Songs Category students will either be given a sample of popular Halloween song lyrics in which they are to fill in the missing words, name the artist who wrote/performed it, or name the title of the song. Each question has a sound clip for clues.
I hope your students enjoy this game as much as mine do! :)