Today we continued to explore the black keys on the piano, and began learning some Solfege. Solfege, probably best known in the musical "The Sounds of Music" as part of the song "Do-re-mi"
is simply a way of singing intervals-the distance between notes, as opposed to the actual pitches on the staff. As such, it's a wonderful musical learning tool for young, old, and in between. Hand signs are used to help reinforce where the pitches are, and are a nice addition.
Assignments this week:
Create four note rhythm patterns with quarter notes and quarter rests
Find groups of three black keys on the piano (mi-re-do) and find melodies using these notes.
Find lines and spaces on the staff, counting from the bottom.
Listen to home CD