I love seeing the coloring in students' piano books! It’s completely acceptable and we will color more in class!
A few ideas to bring playfulness to practice time!
Homework: p. 32–33 Students identify solfege patterns.
Primary Chords Song
Do you want to build more snowmen? Combinations of intervals build chords. We will use ‘snowmen’ to teach the 3 common shapes of chords throughout the 2nd year of Let’s Play Music.
A ROUND snowman shape represents the Red Chord built with two stacks of 3rds.
A TOP-HEAVY snowman shape represents the Blue Chord built with a 4th on the bottom and a 3rd on the top.
A BOTTOM-HEAVY snowman shape represents the YELLOW Chord built with a 3rd on the bottom and a 4th on the top.
We can find melodic patterns in many songs! Feel free to print out and use the attached melodic pattern flashcards to become pros at hearing, singing, signing, AND playing them! Here are the patterns in some of the songs we are learning this semester.
Sol-Fa-Mi-Re-Do: Dings in Firetruck, end of Row the Boat, end of Bunny’s Birdhouse
Mi-Re-Do: Solfege Seafriends: end of octopus line, end of Farmer in the Dell, end of Sally Go Round
Sol-Sol-Do: Solfege Seafriends: end of whale line
Sol-La-Ti-Do: Say, Say Oh Playmate: ending
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