Welcome to Purple Magic!
You made it through Year 2 and now we're jumping into our final year! Here at the beginning, practice only needs to take as little as 8 to 10 minutes, 5 times a week! The activities listed are the goals for the end of the week, so refer to page 14 of the Songbook to find ideas for breaking down activities into bite-size chunks, perfect for your child!
Remember that listening to CD often is part of the weekly practice assignment and will enhance your child's learning process: Listen, Listen, Listen to the CD.
Does your child need some extra help on Scale Out and In? Here's a video link that will help!
Just a couple reminders:
Homework: p. 18–19 Students write the note names in.
Treble, Bass, Line and Space
Time to learn all the note names on the staff! This song also teaches countermelody (a secondary melody played against a primary melody) and helps your student sing in 4-part harmony.
Bounce and Roll
Complete musicianship is more than knowing WHICH notes to play. We are now ready to add another dimension of HOW to play the notes. This song allows us to 'physically' know and understand the articulations of staccato and legato. Articulation refers to the musical performance technique that affects the transition or continuity on a single note, or between multiple notes or sounds.
As you start out this year, check out this practice tip from our Let's Play Music Blog. Here's a little 'practice humor' for you, and just for fun I have attached some fun coloring pages. Just print them off and color as you listen to our new "Royal Problem" puppet show! Can you hear the characters that you are coloring? Perform the puppet show while you look at page 60 of the HW Booklet.
For my convenience, I have preloaded content for the whole semester. I will update each future post with specific time-sensitive info before I send the link each week. If you choose to read ahead you might see details that don’t apply to your child’s class. For this reason I do not recommend reading ahead. Thank you!