In this lesson you will
Echo do-mi-so patterns in C.
Have students take turns improvising so-mi or do-mi-so patterns and the class echoing.
Listen to a phrase, then pause the video and sing it back.
Watch both the lyrics highlights and the solfa highlights.
Complete the solfa challenge.
Read the rhythms.
Watch how the singing game is played.
Have fun playing the game!
Copy the note cards that are in Supporting Resources.
Make your own note cards.
Online learning: Make a game board with painters tape and copy the note cards.
Mouse goes first. Choose a card and have students tell you if it is one beat or two.
Move mouse the number of beats that the note value(s) represents.
If you draw a rest, you miss your turn.
It's cat's turn next. Continue until cat or mouse has won.
In-person learning: play the chase game.
Repeat the game.
Play Freeze Dance With the Music of Bach - Goldberg Variations #4 and 5
Play the music and the students move. Pause - and students freeze.
If you catch anyone moving, they're out.
Ask students to listen for how the music in the two examples is similar and how it is different.
Select Level 3 from the menu of the Melody Composition Tool.
Use only the notes do-mi-so (C E G) to create your composition.
Sing your new melody!
Play copycat with "Minuet in G".
It used to be thought that Bach wrote this minuet, but it is now known that Bach didn't.
But Bach did include it in the notebook that he created to teach his wife and children how to play the keyboard.
This notebook is called the "Anna Magdalena Notebook", after his wife.
Watch the video to learn about and listen to a harpsichord.
This is a Safeshare link, which may not work in all schools.
If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "How does a harpsichord work" to find an alternate.
Watch the Kids Demo video that shows how to play this game.
Sing along with the recording of the song, then use the recording to play the game.
Online learning: Choose a leader and all copy while teacher/class sing (or play recording).
In-person learning: Choose a leader and all copy while you play the recording.