I spent this evening creating a new recorder game for my recorder centers I plan on starting next week. This new game, Melody Mix Up, allows students to practice playing B, A, and G melody patterns on recorders. By mixing up cards, students can compose a variety of melodies, all practicing the same skill, while varying the simple melody played. The game makes simple B A G practice much more interesting.
Students have 16 prewritten melody cards to choose from, to create four
and eight bar phrases to play on their recorders. Two playing card
options are given, cards with just the melody notation on the staff, and
a second set with pitches written below the notes on the staff. This
activity is great for meeting the national standards for composing and
arranging, and also provides a different venue for practicing simple
melodies. This activity can be done by individual students, groups, or
while students work in centers. Teacher directions, student directions,
playing cards, and a B A G recorder fingering chart are included.
Add this game to your classroom recorder toolbox. It is available at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.