Category Archives: Games

Isle of Tune

Isle of Tune is a music sequencer with a slight difference. You create music from street layouts. It sounds like an odd idea, but it’s brilliant.

Draw a road, and place a car on it. Then place different items next to the road such as houses, trees and lamps. As the car passes these it plays a sound. The type of sound/pitch of the note can be changed. You can have several cars moving round at the same time, on several different stretches of road to build up your tune from separate loops. Apparently you can have up to 8 cars.

It’s very simple to use and create a basic tune. You can also view a top chart of islands created by other people to see how it should be done. Check out the Lion Sleeps Tonight for instance! Users can vote on their favourites.

Isle of Tune

You don’t need to register to play around with the site, you can just jump straight in. Future versions will also be released for iPad and iPhone which would make a great app.

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The Color Conducto – Rhythm Activity from the Tuscon Songstress

This activity is intended for children ages 3 and up.  It is best played with 3-5 players.  To begin, have the children draw a picture of an egg.  Each child should color a section of the egg the same color as the egg they are using.  Here is a drawing of the one we used.


For the first round of the game, choose a child to be “it.”  They are the musical conductor.  They will hold the egg drawing, and the other children will sit on the ground in front of them with their shaker egg.  The conductor will point to a color.  The child with the same color egg will create a rhythm for the other egg holders to follow.  The conductor will decide when it is time to change the rhythm by choosing another color. As the rounds go on, the conductor should choose the colors faster.  If a child can not come up with a rhythm, simply have the conductor choose another color.  Make sure each child has a chance to take a turn being the conductor by playing several rounds of the game. This activity will help teach your children rhythm, to follow music cues, beginning reading skills and staying focused.


This a great site. My students really enjoy it. Check out Fraction Pies. Kids
enjoy creating their own rhythms.’>Music Activities and Arts Integration Lessons by Phil Tulga