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Next week is Showtime for Twinkle, Jingle Bells, and Away in a Manger. For Twinkle, Twinkle, have your child focus on one 'variation' to play for you — maybe they can even come up with their own minor or fancy variation. Here is one of our very own Let's Play Music graduates playing their 'snazzy' variation of Twinkle Twinkle.
There will be a Theory Quiz during Lesson 14. Have no fear — I will walk students through each part of it during class! We want to celebrate all that they have learned this year so far. And to help with celebrating, we will enjoy Station Day for Lesson 15 (parents attend again) in a couple weeks.
Homework: p. 44–45 Students practice writing the chords in their HW Booklet and then transpose Jingle Bells to the Key of F in their Songbook. (They don't need to play it yet.)
Away in a Manger
This repertoire piece is a fun one that uses a unique hand position of both hands in the treble clef. It's kind of a bonus song along with Jingle Bells. We will show off that we understand the skills in class, but don't forget these fun songs and keep working on them over the semester break.
Check out these musical 'play on words' for you and your 3rd year student to decipher together! With the holidays approaching here is a Gift-Buying Guide for Musical Kids.
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!