A Practice Game for Review Pieces
One of my favorite games growing up was “Go Fish.” I still love “Go Fish” actually. So when I woke up in the middle of the night with the beginnings of this idea I was very excited. I could combine my love of “Go Fish” with my love for review pieces!
Here’s the idea…
The goal of the game is to get four of a kind, i.e. four “Lightly Rows” or four “Perpetual Motions.” If you need instructions on how to play “Go Fish” read here.
You could use any normal deck of “Go Fish” Cards, and just write down a key. The goldfish stands in for Gossec Gavotte, and the shark represents Minuet I. You get the idea.
Or you could print these simple cards that I made and add the names of the pieces on the blank lines. It should print front and back pretty easily if you have the capability on your printer, or you could go to a copy store. (My preference, as printers hate me.) To download the game, all you have to do is subscribe to our parent newsletter all about practicing with your kids.
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I suggest laminating the cards and writing on them with dry erase markers so you can use and reuse the cards.
Play the game just as you would normally, but if they ask for a card the other player doesn’t have, they play that review piece. If they get the card they asked for, they play a review piece of their choice. (Yes, it slows the game way down, but that’s ok.)
You could play this game with other practice items as well. Scales, new pieces, note reading, you can combine them all to add lots of variety to the game.
Let me know how it goes in the comments.
Plucky practicing, everybody!!
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