Prep 3 – Monday, Jazmine
We started our rehearsal this week continuing our game, “Who Stole The Cookie Jar” – a great way to focus our minds on rhythm, beat keeping, and remembering each other’s names! Next, we dove straight into warm ups, and had a blast singing “Gimme One” in new languages this week. We learned a new warm up this week – “Lucky Leprechauns like to leap, leap, leap” – which included some fun new body percussion called the “Hambone”.
Then, we spent some time working on our solfege and pitch reading skills by decoding “Donnybrook Fair” which they took home in their “St Patrick’s Day Packet”. If you’re able, I encourage you to finish the rest of the piece and bring it back for me to check next week!
After that, we learned a new piece this week called, “Fly Away Horse”. This is a beautiful song about a pegasus, and one that we will be singing for our recital on May 15th. In this song we learned about “D.S. al Coda”, including the D.S. and Coda signs. These affect the “roadmap” of the piece, including repeating sections and when to jump to the next section etc. There are some higher parts to this song, so make sure that if/when you practice it at home, you are always singing with your best possible sound. It’s also in two part harmony, so I’m excited to start learning the additional harmony next week!
Next we reviewed “Thula Kliazeo”, including singing the harmonies. I was so impressed with the singer’s abilities to learn the new harmonies and sing them in parts so quickly – keep up the good work! We then spent some time reviewing “We Can Plant a Forest” before the end of rehearsal. Time flew by this week!