I first introduced the concept of triplets
using my bug beat board and some silly putty and then students watched this demo video.
ADAMS FAMILY CUP TAPPING
After practicing some "Triple T Taps," while listening to The Adam's Family theme song, students tapped the rhythm from the Adam's Family Cup Tapping rhythm sheet. Then we flipped off the lights for a glow in the dark round.
KANDY KEYS NOTE ROLL
Susan Paradis's Kandy Keys Game Board I created a different game for students to play in pairs to practice note naming. They covered all the lines and spaces with candy corns and then took turn turns rolling a music alphabet die (A,B,C,D,E, F or G). They identified on the staff and collected (or ate) the candy corn matching the letter name they rolled.
CHORD DEGREE PERFORMANCES
To determine the order of student performances I randomly gave each student one of these paint chip chord strips. We discussed the scale degree symbols at the top and then started with performance number I (one).
Cat Prowl from Gold Star Performance 2B is another rote piece I love to teach. This student is just starting Level 1A but learning this more difficult piece really boosted her confidence and desire to practice.
After listening to student performances, we ended with a paint chip chord improvisation activity using familiar chord progressions.
|Heart and Soul|
|Canon in D? (Transposed to C Major)|
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