Music and Teaching Materials by Susan Paradis
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Shamrock Keyboard Game
Sub-type: Piano Keyboard
This game is a take-off on Cecilly's Sharp and Flat Race to Middle C. It is a great game to learn the piano keys!
There are two pages to this game. Print out both pages on card stock and laminate. Cut out the cards and give one set to the student and and the other color to the teacher. Both players sit on the piano bench. Shuffle the cards and put a deck on each side of the piano. Each player takes turns drawing a card and moving a pawn to the key they draw. The player on the right side always moves to the left and the player on the left side always moves to the right , with both players moving toward middle C. The first player to pass middle C is the winner.
You may run out of cards before you get to middle C, so you can turn the cards over and start again, or you can print out more cards and play past middle C and down to the other end of the keyboard.
I added an F# and Bb card to the deck, but I will not want to use it with beginning students. I included it just in case you play this with a student who is starting to learn sharps and flats.
Download PDF document.