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The Penny Game

Mike Lawson • Playing Tips • September 12, 2016

A great practice method is the Penny Game. There are three versions of this, so it can be tailored to the student. Put ten pennies on the left lip of your music stand. The goal is to get all ten pennies to the right. Easy version: If it’s played accurately, move one to the right. If it isn’t accurate, leave one to the left. Hard version: Accurate = move right; inaccurate = move one back to the left. Sudden Death version: Accurate = move right; inaccurate = move ALL pennies back to the left, and start over again!

Liz Harwood
Kasson-Mantorville Middle School
Kasson, Minnesota

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