Friday, August 29, 2014
Mason Jar Melodies
1. Discovering Pitch - I set the jars randomly on the counter, removed the lids and had students "test" two jars with a plastic spoon to determine which was higher or lower. They gradually sorted all of the jars until they formed a pentascale +1. The girls thought it was neat that I had colored them in rainbow order.
For some odd reason, one of the jars was dysfunctional on the day of camp, but it worked fine the day before and the day after??? But, things still worked out as some of the more experienced students just sang the tone of the "bad jar" so they could still decipher the melodies.