- silly start:
- Warm up
- Handout – scales and arpeggios – the aristocats
- Take it bar by bar
- explain and look at importance of Solfege syllables
- reinforce tonic \ dominant relationship
- Key changes: – discuss and look at the progression starts in C, then goes to D, then E, then F – follows the scale from the beginning.
- Siya hambe
- with some percussion
- Warm ups
- sight singing
- #1 – to warm up
- #4 – good
- #16 – review from yesterday – needs accuracy
- Marching in spot, and singing
- Marching down the hall while singing..
- Siya hambe
- learning by rote
- first phrase down..
- add some percussion
- Loch lomond
Here’s what we did, in a nutshell
- Warmup – massage, humms, vowels, sequences etc.
- Sight singing
- #1 – lullaby – focus on quick articulations at beginning – “L” sound too long.
- #9 – part 1, then part 2, then together
- #12 – reinforce tonic dominant relationship
- stuck on 2nd half
- #16 – Divide into 3 groups
- determine and agree upon syllables
- clap through the rhythm
- Say words with proper rhythm
- Sing through with syllables
- Sing through with words
- Bring together and sing together
- Seven elements of music
- Melody – the recognizable sequence of pitches in the forefront of a piece of music
- Harmony – the simultaneous occurrence of pitches
- Rhythm – the small organization of pitches into quarters, eights, tempo, beat and pulse
- Timbre – the tone quality of the pitches – i.e. guitar with and without a fuzz or distortion pedal
- Texture – the number and variety of instruments playing at one time.
- Form – the larger organization of notes into recognizable and contrast-able sections. i.e. Song form– Verse Chorus, or ABA
- Dynamics and Articulations – How the pitches start or the attack or each note and level of sound produced. i.e. Forte, loud, soft, accented, staccato.
- Listening example: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Ben+Heppner+Der+Rosenkavalier+Strauss/2KZV6K?src=5
- recognize at least one example in the music for each of the seven elements
We need a new song to sing for tomorrow.
New student today – welcome!
- Warm up – breathing
- Hissing – longest hiss
- Circle massage warm up – release tension, build trust in group.
- hum – chew the hum
- Open hum to different vowel sounds and back
- Eh Ee Ay o oo
- range sighs – up and down
- Consonants – repeat after me.
- d drd drmrd drmfmrd drmfsfmrd
- Sight Singing book –
- review #1, 2, 3
- New – #4 tick tock – focus on consonants – staccatto – short
- reinforce tonic and dominant relationship – a little shakey – must further reinforce tomorrow.
- new #5 prum pum pum – much better
- #7 new syllable “mi” between do and sol
- prior knowledge – Solfeggio – opening do mi sol do`
- Exercise 7 – shakey because of rhythms – work more on rhythms in future. – use percussion to help?
- Solfeggio – worked on beginning section and melody
- Chord at beginning sounds shakey – Alto’s (group 2) seem unsure – find right mix of experience for second group.
- Began working on harmony part with second group.
Ran out of time today. Tomorrow I should start with Solfeggio and mix up groups. Have everyone be able to sing every part so that we learn from each other and find strengths.
We started with a warm-up
Good massage and breathing exerciese.
We are using “succesdsful sight singing book 1″ by Nancy Telfer
We went through exercieses 1, 2, and 3.
- Due tomorrow Feb. 8th
Introduction to Solfeggio (the Do-Re-Mi Song)
Slideshow on Prezi.com