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Music Theory Arcade Game | Music Press Distress (Basic Rhythms)

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The music printing press has gone berzerk! Help Oliver catch all the notes that are flying from the printing press to print the music books. But watch out! Three bonks on the head, or three incorrect answers, will end the game.

Play Music Press Distress Music Theory Arcade Game and learn to identify six basic rhythms including the whole note, half note, eighth note, dotted half note, and dotted quarter note. Featuring Oliver the Octopus and the gang.

Instructions

Click "Start." Select one of six basic rhythms that you'd like to practice. Click "Play."

Expanded Instructions

Music Press Distress Music Theory Arcade Game makes learning music rhythms fun.

Set Up

Click the "Set Up" button to select one of six rhythms. If your just beginning, the whole note, half note, and quarter note are a great place to start. Click "Play."

Play

To play, move the mouse to the right or left to place Oliver under the notes that are flying from the printing press. Hold the space bar down to help Oliver catch the notes. When Oliver can't carry any more notes, move him to the right and click quickly to send the notes back into the music press. Extend time by pressing the space bar when the sign displays the correct name of the rhythm flying out of the music press. Enable Oliver to carry more notes at one time by pressing the space bar when the sign displays the correct number of beats for the notes flying out of the music press.

The Goal: Get as many points as you can before time runs out or you get three X's.


Who is Music Press Distress Music Theory Arcade Game for?

Music Press Distress was created for elementary school age music students to help them build a strong musical foundation. This music theory game is designed to make the repetition required to learn basic rhythms fun. Because of the focus on a single basic rhythm per round of play students can quickly learn the names and value of these rhythms and greatly increase their confidence and overall musicianship.