Monday, May 8, 2017

May 1, 2017

              This week the children learned about the triangle, how to play it and then took turns playing it. In the younger classes we talked about the shape and what it's made out of. In the older classes we discussed the shape, why it is metal, what types of music you would hear a Triangle played in, and the bigger/ heavier the triangle the deeper the sound. They Had so much fun practicing their forte and piano levels.

Monday, May 1, 2017

April 24, 2017

This week in Music we learned about the difference between soft and loud. With the older children we talked about the terms used in music for soft and loud. For instance "forte" means to play loudly, "piano" means to play quietly. 
We read a book titled Too Much Noise They really loved helping read the book with making the noises and sounds. After reading the story we played a variety of rhythm instruments. they went around and got to choose how they were going to play. after they had their turn i asked them which one they chose forte or piano.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Week of March 27, 2017

This week, the kids learned about all the different ways that our body can create music. Clapping our hands, stomping our feet, snapping our fingers, and clicking our tongues is a great way to make music. With the older children, we made patterns with clapping, stomping, and snapping our fingers. With the younger children, we practiced mirroring. We also had some fun with rhythms on the drum. We did fast rhythms and slow rhythms.

Questions to ask your child this week:
1. How do you make music with your body?
2. What kinds of rhythms can you make? Fast and slow