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Play Ball in a Bin to practice note values

If you are looking for a fun way to practice note values then Ball in a Bin could be useful for you – or your students if you are a music teacher!

This is a trick shot game where you shoot the ball into the bins to score points. The longer you wait, the more you score – but wait too long and score nothing!

Ball in a Bin is a leaderboard game and I have had many determined musicians (from my younger school age students up to adults) trying to reach the top.

The questions are all at grade one level and students add up a group of notes and pick a note which could replace them. Note values include semiquavers up to semibreves (or sixteenth to whole notes).

Check out the short video demo below. This game is in the free music pack on my website, along with other music theory games like ‘Who Stole My Doughnut’ and ‘Escape The House’.

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