Name that Christmas Tune

Name that Christmas Tune! | composecreate.comI’m always looking for a good way to help my students do well on melodic dictation.  At our most recent group lesson, I used these Christmas Pieces Flashcards for a “Challenge!” game.

How to play “Name that Christmas Tune:”

Two teams lined up behind a table.  The first person in both lines put their hands behind their back and stood in front of a table with a call bell in the middle.  I showed them a “Name that Tune Christmas Tune Flashcard” and the first person to ring the bell with the correct answer earned a point for their team.

Some of the tunes were difficult for the students, so I told them their team members could help them by clapping the rhythm or quietly helping them sing the tune.  The kids had fun and the game became more of a team effort than an individual one, which is often more exciting for the group lesson.

By | 2016-12-31T15:20:33+00:00 November 9th, 2009|Piano Teaching, Wendy's Piano Studio|4 Comments

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  1. Sheila November 13, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Great idea! I won’t have a group lesson before Christmas, but using one mystery carol a week for my students will be a great way to begin lessons.
    You may want to check the time signature on the last one (Away in a Manger).

  2. Wendy
    Wendy November 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Hi Sheila,

    Great catch! I’ve fixed the Away in a Manger time signature on the original file. Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Natalie Wickham November 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    This looks great, Wendy! I think I will use it as a game at my rehearsal. The second tune on page one and the first tune on page 7 are the same. Are they supposed to be for two different carols?

  4. Wendy
    Wendy November 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Natalie, Thanks for catching that. No, those aren’t supposed to be for two different carols. It was just an oversight. Thanks!

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