Week of September 14, 2015/Class #1

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Week of September 14, 2015/Class #1

Greetings, Prep 1 Families!

Jazmine (Tuesday Prep 1) and I (Thursday Prep 1) had such a lovely time making music with your children in our first Prep 1 rehearsals! I am very excited to be working with such an enthusiastic group of young singers, and I know we will have a great year in Prep 1 Chorus! For those of you who are new to Cantabile, this email is the start of a weekly blog update which you will receive, in order to keep parents up to date on what we have done in rehearsal, and for parents to share with singers, so they have some points to work on during the week:

We started off singing  a special greeting song ‘I’m Happy to Meet You”:

I’m happy to meet you

I’m glad that you came

If you come tomorrow

I’ll tell you the same!

Please sing and say these words with your child this week – they will remember it! You can switch your movement by shaking hands, doing patty cake, and having your child pick other movements to maintain the steady beat!

We also explored high and low, and the solfege syllables sol and mi, singing with our Scarves, and Shy Guy the Puppet – practice making high and low sounds by drawing imaginary lines with your finger, and following this with your voice. What would a circle sound like? A mountain with several peaks? Or a wave-shape? Try this, and have one to share with the class next week.

For our music theory activity, we learned the song “See Saw,” and took turns keeping the steady beat at the board. Please see the attached packet, and do this activity with your child!

Lastly, we worked on the lovely song, “Sing a Rainbow,” using our brightly colored scarves! Please share the lyrics below with your child, and see how much they remember. Find something at home that they can use to represent one or more of the colors!

Thank you again for a lovely first week of rehearsals!

Warmly,

Katie and Jazmine

I Can Sing A Rainbow    

Red and yellow and pink and green,

Purple and orange and blue.

I can sing a rainbow,

Sing a rainbow,

You can sing one too!

Listen with your eyes,

Listen with your eyes,

And sing everything you see.

You can sing a rainbow,

Sing a rainbow,

Sing a-long with me.

Red and yellow and pink and green,

Purple and orange and blue.

You can sing a rainbow,

Sing a rainbow,

Now you’ve sung one too!

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