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Yellow Arrows Lesson #2

Lesson #2

Snow Day Make Up

In case of bad weather, please stay close to your remind app. That is how I will contact you for class cancelations. We have a make-up class scheduled the week of the high school musical. If there is bad weather and we cancel before then, that will be the day we reschedule for. If there is no class canceled, then we won't have class that week so I can help Matt with his musical.

Put Blue Stickers on Piano for Left Hand. C-F-A. Stress correct fingering of 5-2-1 with your child.

Music Alphabet

“The first 3 notes just happen to be Do Re Mi!” Maria got it right teaching the vonTrapp children the solfege before note names. Now that our students can sing, play, and sight read notes through solfege, and keyboard geography is solid, we are getting ready to label all of the white keys on the piano. This begins with the music alphabet! The music alphabet includes the 1st seven notes of the English Alphabet except that it starts on the Letter C and after G comes letter A. The first 7 notes just happen to be C D E F G A B!

Block and Broken

Playing music is like reading a book. We start at the left side of the page and move our eyes to the right. When the note changes, so do our fingers. Help guide this song while sitting on the left of your child and pointing to the notes in each measure. Once your child is comfortable playing the song, practice making sure each measure gets 3 steady beats. Feel free to sing, “RED-2-3; DO (count 1) MI (count 2) SOL (count 3). BLUE-2-3; DO FA LA,” etc…This will help your student understand how to read the music and work towards playing this song with a steady beat.

Snowflakes are Falling

Brrr it’s cold outside! Warm up inside your home by playing this ostinato on the tone bells. Sing starting on Re, “Snowflakes are falling, falling very gently”. Then play La, Sol, Fa, Mi for “down, down, down, down”. Keep singing the lyrics then repeating this DOWN pattern until you’re feeling toasty inside and finish the song by playing a final DOWN on the Re bell. Try it in a round as a family around the fire with the cd!


Spin a chord of fun playing the Left Hand Blue Chord with fingers 5-2-1.

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