Thursday, May 31, 2012

Domi"notes" Notable Music Studio Style

Several of my students love to play Dominotes so I decided to make a slightly "larger" version.  The bigger the better, right?
So with the help of some foam rectangles and a good permanent marker, I made my own version...they measure about 9"x12" and will make a giant version of the game on my studio floor or even outdoors.





In hindsight, I wish I had made them 6"x12" so that each half was square - more like an actual domino.  As you can see from the picture, when you start to match up at a 90 degree angle, the bottom of the note you add is slightly larger.  I'm still happy with the result, though.  It's another way to work on note values and showing the relationship between notes. 

And what child wouldn't love to work on a game this large and this colorful?  


This game will also be a great addition to my summer camps! 



82 comments:

Beth T. said...

Sheryl, this looks so nice! I might have to make up this game this summer.

Jennifer said...

Great idea Sheryl!

Sheryl said...

Thank you Beth & Jennifer! It's always nice to get feedback on ideas!

fame1444 said...

Wonderful idea! Now I have a great way to use those foam squares I bought!

Bonnie said...

Do u have any directions? Or how to decide which rhythms to use? I love this and am trying to make it! Thanks!

Sheryl said...

Hi Bonnie,
I didn't have directions, but would be happy to share them with you. If you want to send me your email address, I'll send you a list. It's a bit long for a comment post!

Bonnie said...

that would be awesome.
mauldinb@bellsouth.net or bmauldin@calhoun.k12.al.us

Amanda said...

Would you be willing to send me a copy of the directions and which rhythms you used as well? I would much appreciate it. ajmarvin08@gmail.com.

Monique said...

Hi Sheryl,

I would be very happy to receive your directions for this domino. I'm looking for some funny games to teach music to my daughters.
I thank you very much
loar.zour (@) chantdesfees.fr

emc said...

Hi Sheryl,

Very much enjoying your website, such wonderful ideas! I know my students would love to try this out! Would you be willing to email the directions to me also?
ealain.m(@)gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Kim Gonzales said...

Would you please send me an email with how you made the pieces, and which rhythms you used? Thanks so much! Love your blog. :)

Kim Gonzales said...

Guess you need my email address! :)
krlykim@gmail.com

Julia said...

Well, I'm going to have to leave my name as well. thanks so very much. juliapotterpiano@gmail.com :)

andrea said...

I too would like the list, please!

andrea.j.davis@gmail.com

Sonya Schiphoff said...

Same - send me the rhythms!

sjnielsen88 (at) gmail .com

musicwms said...

Could you send me the instructions too? Thanks!
musicwms@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello! This is nice. Could I have the directions too please? ashleywhite@go.rmc.edu

Anonymous said...

Could I have the directions and list of rhythms too? Thanks! mmhelverson@yahoo.com

Tanya M said...

Sheryl,
Can you please send me the list of rhythms, too? I really need to make this game for my daughter.
tanya_mironov@hotmail.com
Thank you in advance and THANK YOU for your wonderful blog!!

Anonymous said...

Directions are definitely wanted.
pianodough@hotmail.com
Thanks!
Kristen

Anonymous said...

Could i have directions on how to make this game also?

mpepper@franklniisd.net

Anonymous said...

sorry i typed it wrong

mpepper@franklinisd.net

Thanks again!

Can't wait to use them!

Lisa said...

I think my students would absolutely love this game!Would you please send me the directions? judkinsl@trinitypride.org

Anonymous said...

can anyone send me these directions please
angtx04@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would also like the instructions please. iris.anne@yahoo.com.

Kjersti Glesne said...

I would love the instructions as well. Thank you in advance!!! kglesne@ggusd.us

Rebecca LaCount said...

So thankful I found your site. I'd love a copy of your directions and your note values. rebeccalacount@gmail.com Thank you!

sarah Amrein said...

could I get the list of rhythms you used! I love this idea!
Sarah Amrein samrein@antioch34.com

Mama mia said...

would love the directions also.
Love your website.
Thanks Shelyn
gibbcse@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

So happy I stumbled upon your site! I would love directions for the dominotes! I think my summer camp kiddos would love this!

Thank you!

catherine.scheetz@gmail.com

Patti said...

Please send me the directions and information to make this too. I love your blog. Thanks for taking time to do this.

Sheryl said...

Hi Patti!

I would be happy to send you the Dominotes combinations. Please just provide me with your email address and I'll get them to you!

Mama mia said...

I would love those directions.
Shelyn
gibbcse@hotmail.com

Cindy S said...

Could you please send me the directions and list of rhythms used for this wonderful game! I always love your very creative games! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

Cindy S said...

I forgot my email! Oops! cms1308@nc.rr.com. Thanks again! Cindy S

MusicaGloria said...

Is it possible for me to get a copy too? glojet@gmail.com
I was just about to set out to make my own set of dominoes.

jzuber said...

I'd love a copy of the directions and rhythms, thank you! Jillzuber @ gmail . Com

Carissa said...

I think these are great for summer camp groups! Could I have a copy of the directions too?

carissaausi@gmail.com

thanks Sheryl!

Crystal Bagot said...

Me too!

Crystal.bagot@hutto.txed.net

binkers said...

Could I have a copy of the directions also? Becky
bgebbink@gmail.com

Katie Butler said...

Can I jump on the band wagon and get a copy of the directions/rhythms please? Thank you!!! Katie

butler.436@gmail.com

Swish said...

Please send me the directions to your Music Domi-notes. I'm so excited to find your blog! Thank you!!
nathan.and.tricia@gmail.com

Crystal L said...

I would love instructions for your version of Dominotes (THANKS!!)! I'm squinting at the picture and the matches aren't making sense to me....lol

singleparentasd{at}yahoo.com

{at} just there to confuse the spambots! Thank you

April said...

I would like to make the dominotes game and the Twister Hopscotch a center will you please send me the directions for both? Thanks

anikki19@hotmail.com

pianodough said...

could I get the directions and rhythms sent to pianodough@hotmail.com ?
Thanks,
Kristen

Anonymous said...

Hello! Could I have your notes list and directions, as well? Thanks!

ktblossom78@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your website. Can I also have the list and directions? ducky08@juno.com. Thank you!

Gloria Tham said...

Dear Sheryl,

Thank you so much for sending me the file for the Dominotes rhythms.

I downloaded a couple of your rhythms games like Shut the Box and Rhythm Bingo. I used it at a summer music camp, Camp Allegro in Wichita, KS. The kids absolutely loved them.

Thanks again so much!

Gloria

pianodough said...

Could I get the directions and rhythms for the dominotes game?

It can be sent to:
tandkgrau@aol.com

Thanks!
Kristen

km b said...

So...you are probably tired of sending out the directions/list of rhythms you used for this game...but I'd like them too!
Karenbrockman1@wowway.com
Thank you so much! I love your site!
SUP6aMc

Anonymous said...

I am one of those who think that your blog is great! Thank you for sharing!
I would also a list of directions/list of rhythms! I can't wait to use this game with my kiddos! What fun we will have!!
Thanks, again!
Dee
dee.yoder@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog via pinterest. Love! This would be a perfect game to reward my kiddos. Would love instructions as well. Heatherbearsa@sbcglobal.net

Nicole said...

Wonderful idea! Would you please send the list to me also? Thank you!! drdanandnicole{at}comcast{dot}net

Jenifer Cook said...

Would love the directions for this game too!

jenifer@thechurchpianist.com

Thank you!

Tiffany said...

Could I please have the directions and rhythms? Thanks! smilingblueskies at gmail

Jodi of Newton said...

Could I have the instructions for this as well? Maybe you have a pdf of the instructions now that so many people have asked for them!
jmcricket @ gmail.com

Saundra said...

THanks Sheryl for offering to send this. Great idea! Could you send me the pdf as well?
srobinsonpiano@yahoo.com

melbel said...

I would LOVE the directions as well! melbelmiller at gmail.com

April Y. said...

You are so creative and thank you for sharing your ideas. I would love directions for dominotes and anything else you have or recommend to make a set (# of playing pieces, combos etc.) Thank you! youngaprild@gmail.com

Tracey Wilson said...

Love this idea, please can you send me your directions and rhythms
tracey-wilson2011@hotmail.co.uk

The Dryden Family said...

I teach a music class to children in Haiti. This looks like something that they would really enjoy since everyone here plays Dominoes. Could you send me the directions and rhythms, too, please. Thanks!

The Dryden Family said...

Oops, forgot to put my email. benjikerri@yahoo.com

Ruth Michaelis said...

Another request from ruth@everyonrmakesmusic.com
Love your blog and website

Amy said...

Could you please send me the instructions to make the dominotes game? I am so excited to use this in my class!
Thanks so much!!

amy.mann13@gmail.com

Joanie said...

I would love to make these dominos. This is a great site. Thanks for sharing.

musicjoanie@yahoo.com

Joanie

Anonymous said...

I would also love the directions and rhythms you used. lmiller712@gmail.com Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you for sharing your post. I found your web from Colorinmypiano website. Would you share your directions? Thank you ... alicesiah@gmail.com

The Mr. & Mrs. said...

I hope you are still keeping up with all of your comments for this post. I would love directions on how to make a large set of dominotes! please email me jrminyard@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheryl,

Would it be possible to get the directions and rhythms for this game? It is such a great idea. I love the idea of it being giant sized! amanda.carter1024@gmail.com

Thanks!

Becky Barber said...

Thanks sooo much for sending the directions. Now I've made them and I'm planning to make some with simpler rhythms for my beginners. Is there a reason why you turn the note direction on each side? My eyes are beginning to go cross-eyed! Ha!

Sheryl said...

Hi Becky! Yes, there is! Just like in the original game of Dominos, some of the pieces have a double line in the middle and the same pattern on both sides. These pieces are intended to "butt up" against a piece with the same pattern or in case of the Dominotes, the same beats and change the direction of play. The next player can use either side of the domino and split off in that direction. It may make more sense if you look online for directions with pictures for the original game of Dominos. I hope that helps!

Hannah Wong said...

Hi Sheryl

Would you mind sending me the instructions as well? This looks like a fun activity for the summer!

Thanks
Hannah
hannah.annika@gmail.com

Janice said...

I would love these directions! I am looking to get my kids up and getting active with theory this year! Love your ideas!
musicalwaters@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am loving your site! So many great ideas! Could i also get the list! Thanks in advance!

bethl@fmcm.org

Erin N Wilson said...

great game! My students would love this. Would you mind sending me the list of rhythms and directions? my email is enwilson1585@gmail.com

Angela said...

Hi Sheryl,
Would you mind sending me the directions to dominotes as well?
Great ideas!
Thanks!
Angela

Angela said...

Sorry Sheryl,
ooops forgot to give you my email address:
angewa2000@yahoo.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheryl,
Have just discovered your wonderful website! Thanks for so many great ideas! May I also join the list of those who would like the info about these cute music dominotes?
Thanks so much,
Charley H

wckp@suddenlink.net

Anonymous said...

Hello Sheryl, I'm a violin teacher in British Columbia and am LOVING your blog and your generosity to share all your fabulous ideas! Would you send me instructions for your foam dominotes game too please? mdenbok@shaw.ca

Thanks again!

*edurne* said...

HI!! I LOVE YOUR WORK! CAN YOU SEND ME PLEASE?

edurnecilla@hotmail.com

Alice said...

Have just found your amazing website. Thanks for your great ideas. Are you still giving directions for DOMINOTES? IT would be a great game to have....thanks.
(Do you get my email address from this msg?)

Shine! said...

This is splendid!!! I'd love the directions too if you're still giving them out!!! Brilliant!! My little one would love it!! jjd.sc@sympatico.ca