Great work today! In this rehearsal, we made a lot of good strides in our theory and ear training work.
Welcome Song: Welcome to Music
Warm-Up: Body (mirroring activity with singing and student leaders), Breath (inhale and blow it all out), Voice (descending major scales with a focus on the 'ah' vowel then with solfege).
Aural Skills/Ear Training (melodic): echoing mi re do patterns in F+ with hand signs
Aural Skills/Ear Training (rhythmic): echoing quarter/eighth note patterns with rhythm syllables
Pitter Patter (mi re do patterns in F+, quarter notes and eighth notes)
Do a Deer
Miss White Had a Fright: quarter/eighth note patterns with rhythm syllables
New concept: decoding = translate into musical language. We then applied decoding to... Miss White, Pitter Patter, and Yankee Doodle using our rhythm syllables, ta and ti-ti.
Frog in the Meadow: a simple song with beat keeping (student-led movements) also using mi re do patterns in F+.
Closing Song: Goodbye Friends