Prep 3 Blog

 

Greetings, Prep 3 Singers!

Thank you for another lovely week of rehearsing! We are getting so close to our upcoming performance at Holidays with Cantabile and your own class recitals, so it is important to keep up all the great work you are doing!

Trivia Question: One of our favorite dances at the moment is “Great Big House in New Orleans.” Where is New Orleans?

This week, continue to listen to these recordings whilst following along in your music:

Another action item:

  • Please read through the words of all your music and think about what they mean; what is the message of the song? What images do the words create for you? Please have 2-3 ideas to share next week! See translations below to help you further connect to our songs in foreign languages:

The words in Hine ma tov translate as: See how good and pleasing it is for people to be joined in unity!

The words in J’aime la galette translate as: I love cake, Do you know how? When it’s made well, With butter inside!Tra la la la la la la la lère

  • If you have not done so, memorize J’aime la galette, Seasons, and One Little Candle!
  • Continue to study the Mi burrito sabanero proununciationand also read about its interesting history – but please remember that all “v’s” should be pronounced with a soft “b.”

Rehearsal Overview: It was so fun to sight-read some Halloween Candy Rhythms with you! All of our theory activities at the beginning of class have shown that you are really grasping the concepts, particularly hearing and feeling the different between duple and triple meter (3/4 versus 4/4) , sight-singing with solfege syllables, and reading a number of different rhythmic patterns. Use your musical scores as a tool to continue practicing your rhythm reading – simply pick a section in your music, and clap the rhythm while chanting the rhythmic syllables! We are also working on a number of different canons which will serve as a big feature in our recitals. Sing through these canons and partner songs at home:

Rooster in the Stew

Ah, poor bird

Ghost of Tom

Hey Ho, Nobody Home

Sweetly the Swan Sings

Trivia Answer: New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana!

Have a great weekend, and Happy Halloween!

Katie and Laney

 

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Week of September 28, 2015/Class #3

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September 29, 2015

Week of September 21, 2015/Class #2

Greetings Prep 3 Families, Many thanks from Laney and myself for another great week of rehearsing in Prep 3 Chorus. After 2 weeks of rehearsal, you have already made great strides, and it has been so fun building our friendships and community through name games and dancing. Trivia Question: What is the most popular dessert in French history, and who […]
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Week of September 14, 2015/Class #1

Greetings Prep 3 Families, Laney (Monday Prep 3) and I (Tuesday Prep 3) had such a lovely time making music with your children in our first Prep 3 rehearsals! I am very excited to be working with such a talented and enthusiastic group of young singers, and I know we will have a great year in Prep 3 Chorus! For […]