I love this game (if I do say so myself) because it reviews so many different level 1 music theory concepts. There are 4 sets of cards in Bananas and Ladders covering note names, intervals, terms and note values.
It’s up to the teacher what types of explanations or definitions they want for each term. Here my student explains “mf” as “the middle of loud” and that’s perfect in my book.
I’d prefer to hear an explanation like that because I believe it shows better understanding than “moderately loud” ever could for an 8 year old.
These two students are playing this game during their buddy time at my studio. They absolutely love playing games together during this time, and their theory knowledge has come on immensely since starting buddy lessons this year.
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