Keep listening (and singing!) to the Blue Bugs music! Singing in tune while listening to the music is a fantastic way to internalize pitch, intervals, chords, and chord progression.
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Homework pp. 16–17: Students trace the pattern, write the pattern on the staff, and write the solfege name of the pattern on the line.
I've Been to Harlem
Today we reviewed how to change from a major chord to a minor chord on the bells. I changed the MIDDLE bell to make the chord sound sad or "minor". It's important for them to know that the MIDDLE note is the one that changes this sound. We are training the ears to recognize the difference between the two tonalities which helps us to recognize that music can help touch our emotions and influence those listening to music.
Today in this new song we identified notes going up or down by moving our bodies and singing. The more senses you use as you learn the more your brain cements and internalizes the concepts.
Sleep, My Treasure
This lullaby increases the student's expressive awareness and reinforces major verses minor sounds.
How To Skip
In this activity we learned how to play steps and skips from notes written on the staff. Yes, we were reading music by looking at the relationships of the notes. Looking for the patterns and relationships of the notes to each other is the optimal way to sight read music.
For a fun twist as you listen to our new "Sleep My Treasure" song, you can invite your kiddo to rock a stuffed animal while they listen. This helps them keep a steady beat, internalize the beat and expand their musical expressive awareness. So many great things from one little activity!
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