The Crazy 8ths music teaching
concept is so unique it is protected by a US patent. Both the
game cards and the teaching methodology are covered in the patent
Two of the more outstanding awards Crazy 8ths has
received are described below. To visit the award website, click on the award symbols
to the left.
"Imagine a deck of cards where all the familiar
suits, numbers and face cards are replaced with notes on the musical scale. That is the
premise behind Crazy 8th's. By helping children become familiar with the notes on the
treble and bass staffs this game does double duty. Games like Old Maid, Crazy 8's, and
Solitaire require a basic recognition of individual notes and the results are superb.
Children were firing off note names in no time and playing card games that they had played
for years without missing a beat. Parents who were rusty with their musical reading also
loved the refresher."
"As a music teacher, Kimberly
Hughes wanted to help children learn how to appreciate music. The
result is these musical games from TK Designs. They progress from
simple to more advanced. This Crazy 8ths pack features 56 musical
notation cards and .. rules for 10 popular games including Merry Widow,
Prima Donna, Hide N Seek and Play It By Ear."
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Protected by US Patent.
"Crazy 8ths" ® is a registered trademark of TKDesigns.