Parents come next week! Lesson 15, our final lesson, is Station Day and parents attend again. We will have stations similar to Lesson 15 of Green Turtle Shells.
Keep practicing assigned recital songs at home to prepare your child for their performance. Keep in mind, we are not a performing group, but we do like to showcase what we have learned!
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A few ideas to bring playfulness to practice time!
HOMEWORK pp. 28–29: Students color the appropriate key according to the notes on the staff.
Don’t Put Your Trash
Harmony happens when we sing our designated part AND listen to those around us! What a skill! As a family, each person can choose their favorite part and sing with the album all 3 times! All 3 parts begin on the same pitch and the actions will help you stay on your part.
This week we drew in the 'bull's-eye' and 'arrow feather' to create a stylized calypso accompaniment. First sing, chant, or clap Ting-a-layo with each chord while practicing with your child, then sing the lyrics of the song while your child dazzles you with this exciting accompaniment!
Hickory Dickory Dock
Tick, tock, let us rock while playing in parallel motion! This is tricky business, playing the same note together with both hands at the same time. Physically rock back and forth with your child to feel the rocking motion their hands will play. Once they get this down enjoy playing the melody while they play the parallel 5ths. What a dynamic duo!
World renowned pianist Vladimir Horowitz shares an inspiring perspective of practicing!