Rhythm/Tempo/Dynamics Cards with Kagan Game Directions

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1st - 3rd
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  1. If you are a music teacher working summer school, or you would just like some fun activities to take outside in the last few weeks of school for your music classes, this growing bundle can be extremely useful. Included are activities for bucket drumming, movement, rhythm, recorder, learning names, p
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Students learn the musical elements of rhythm, tempo, and dynamics best through action, but sometimes you need new ideas. I initially created these rhythm/tempo/dynamics cards with the Kagan Fan-n-pick game in mind. Fan-n-Pick is a rhythmic activity where students work in groups. One student shows a rhythm card for another student to perform, but the leader also shows a dynamics or tempo card so the performer needs to demonstrate an understanding of those terms. The students learn to think outside the box with their answers. (See sample for more details).
Use these cards for both Kodaly and Orff-based activities and visuals such as:
♫Rhythm warm-ups, either with the cards or the PDF file projected on an interactive board.
♫Solfege warm-ups with tempi and dynamics
♫Group improvisation/composition
♫Bulletin boards
♫Word walls

Included in the file:
♫Rhythm patterns include quarter notes, eighth note pairs, rests, and half notes, plus updates with sixteenth-note sets.
♫Tempi include fast, slow, ritardando, plus updates with andante, allegro, presto, largo, and accelerando.
♫Dynamics include piano, forte, crescendo, and decrescendo, plus updates pianissimo and fortissimo.
♫Directions for Kagan Fan-'n-Pick
One set, many uses!
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