Beginning through advanced music students will develop note reading proficiency with this comprehensive note reading game. NoteWordy™ delivers results while creating enthusiasm and is the perfect companion to any method. Great for individual or group lessons with up to four players, play this music game in as little as five minutes, or modify it to fit the lesson time available.
- Students learn the staff notes for Middle C Position and piano key names in level 1.
- Students learn the entire grand staff notes in level 2.
- In level 3, students learn the entire grand staff plus two ledger lines above and below the treble and bass staves.
- Each game set includes four game boards, cards, winks, and instructions. Level 1 includes two decks of cards (a deck of cards with notes on the staff and a deck of cards with piano keys).
Players collect cards to spell the word on their game boards. Students identify multiple note names on both the bass and treble staves to complete each turn, therefore giving students additional practice on every play. In addition, since speed is never a strategy for winning the game, slower students can compete equally with faster students.
Add variety to the game by playing the included CrossWordy (™) game. In this alternate note identification game, everyone plays together on one game board to earn the most points by completing words.
Teachers will appreciate how quick and easy the game is to learn. Use valuable lesson time playing this note identification game instead of learning instructions.
Your students will become more proficient at reading notes after playing this note reading game just once!
Thank you so much for these teaching tools. They have made learning fun and I appreciate you both so much. – Linda Sharp
Michelle P –
This game is a fun way to gain note confidence during a lesson.
Karen Koch –
Instantaneous note recognition is so much easier to master when students can play these games. Games are quite efficient because even though it isn’t the students’ turn, they need to be checking the cards in their hand and on the board in order to know which one to play next. This means that there is consistent note reading happening for each player. A variation; the card deck works as a quick individual staff-to-keyboard drill by having the student play the correct note.
Judy A Shafel –
I used Note Wordy with my Granddaughter who is 8 and grandson who plays baritone who is 12. I used the games several different ways. They both learned the names of the notes very quickly. I used them as flash cards, we played using the cards with words, and also played the board that works like scrabble. They both had fun and were very competitive. When I gave them lessons, they were able to name the names very quickly. Playing the games was lots of fun.
Cher Marcks –
This game is really fun! And competitive! There is a level for all ages! Great game for teaching note names! Highly recommended for all music students!
Sue Ruby –
My favorite use of this game I learned at MTNA from Sally Ritchie herself: a relay race! At the first station, the deck of cards is strewn on the table in front of Student #1. Time starts as soon as Student #1 is given the special word to spell with music notes. (Example: F – A – C – E). They then frantically dig through the deck cards to pullout notes whose letters names coordinate in order to spell out the word. Student #2 puts a gamepiece marking each note onto a simulated keyboard ( ? ) in the same order as the original word. Student #3 “reads” these note locators onto a Grand Staff by drawing out the notes indicated and placing them correctly in order left to right so that Student #4 can look at the final notes placed by Student #3 but creating a word that hopefully matches the original word spelled pulled by Student #1! Can be played by putting two teams against each, or have students can compete as one team and try to track a Studio Best Time.
Jennifer Stadler –
My students have so much fun playing this game – and, we all know students learn better when they’re engaged! I use these games in private and group lessons (in person AND online). Sometimes, I have students play in pairs so they can help each other. And, I love the option to use different boards with mixed-level groups. I highly recommend Note Wordy!