Blue Bugs Lesson #12
The spring recital is coming up on Thursday, April 30 @ 6:30pm. Below is the practice list for the recital. Please take the time to rehearse their assigned songs at home and help them prepare for their performance. Keep in mind, we are not a performing group, but we do like to showcase what we have learned.
Any questions, let me know!
Recital Practice list:
1st year morning class BELLS: Do, Re, Mi (Major Scale up and down on bells! We WILL also play the DO MI MI, MI SOL SOL part of the song w/ CD.) SINGING: Hear How the Bells, Old Paint, Can’t Bug Me
1st year afternoon class BELLS: Old Paint: (DO, MI, SOL, DO, MI, SOL etc. over and over again) SINGING: Hear How The Bells, Can’t Bug Me and Do, Re, Mi, (practice with solfeg hand signs. On the DMM part, they will sing the lyrics, “When you know the notes to sing..etc.)
The Ants Go Marching
Marching to this fun song helps us learn to keep a steady beat. We also reviewed the cadence pattern SOL LA TI DO. Repetition is key to training the ear!
This song is hard to get out of your head once you start singing it. This activity is designed to help the students identify bug rhythms and rhythmic patterns in the songs they are singing. In class we went on a bug hunt!
We have been using solfege for a while now. If your child needs more exposure to help them remember the hand signs, read on...
Turn on this fun video of the "Ants Go Marching" and have your kids act out the catchy nursery rhyme! An added bonus...it's great exercise!