Circle of 5ths Game

In my Circle of 5ths game, the players roll the die to see what key they get to place on the circle. Play begins by rolling the die to determine the interval above C for the first key. Subsequent rolls determine the key based on the interval from the previous key. For example: if the player’s last key was E, and they roll a 3, their next key is a G; a third up from G. The player can choose if the letter has more than one key (G or G-flat) But once the player has all the keys of that letter, they forfeit their turn if they roll into that letter again. The first player to complete the Circle of 5ths wins!

Grace won by a landslide! I still needed the keys of A-flat, C-flat, A, and C#
What do you think? Pepperoni pizza or chocolate chip cookie?

Finger Twister

Josie and I played Finger Twister today!
We had a great time getting all twisted up.
Great Job, Josie!!

You can download this game from Joy at Color in My Piano Blog:

Just Added: Piano Finger Twister game

5-finger scale Game

Here’s how you play: Each player rolls the die to determine the scale they have to create. If both players roll the same number, the 2nd player must create either the flat or sharp of that scale. When play begins each player rolls the die. Numbers between 1-5 represent the interval above the tonic of your scale. For example: if the player rolls an initial 6, they must create the A major scale. On each subsequent roll, numbers between 1 and 5 represent the interval above the tonic of their scale. (Sixes don’t count in a 5-finger scale, so the player rolls again.) If the player rolls an interval they already have, they forfeit their turn. The first player to complete their scale wins.

Who will be the first to complete their 5-finger scale??
While Molly is still recovering, we played our scale game. She got lucky with C major. Not me…I got stuck with C# major!

One Minute Club

Congratulations, Grace!

Grace is my very first member of the 2014 One Minute Club! She’s been working really hard at playing all 36 flashcards when given in random order in under 60 seconds three times consecutively– and she did it! Grace was admitted to the club with scores of 57, 54, and 53 seconds.

One Minute Club members will enter into their own contest to see who can get the lowest score- the winner will receive their very own Bonus Game Day and another very special prize.

Grace will receive her One Minute Club Membership Card (cards courtesy of Susan Paradis)
She will also receive a $3 Menchies gift card!


Game Week- Last Day

On Friday April and I played some fun games- including the Spelling Bee. I spelled a word using letters and April spelled it with notes!
The Fly Swatter game is a blast- April’s job was to kill all those pesky music note flies in the studio as I called out a letter name. She did a great job!