Yellow Arrows Lesson 11

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Lesson #11

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Use this area to communicate upcoming deadlines and/or lesson expectations as well as any specific instructions regarding your individual classes.

Suggestions for this lesson:

-Information about recital: venue, rehearsal & recital date and times.
-Will each child be spotlighted by themselves, as a class, small group, etc?

Celebrate Connection
A few ideas to bring playfulness to practice time!

  • Tap the rhythm of your RH while tapping the rhythm of your LH on the keyboard cover (Or just tap one hand if the song is hands alone).
  • Pick a measure to play, then close your book and try it from memory.
  • Face Time (or call) a family member and play for them.
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Scale In and Out

This technique is teaching contrary motion where the same finger numbers are played together moving in opposite directions. RH pinky (5) begins on Treble C and LH pinky (5) begins on Bass C. Play and sing IN the major scale with fingers 5 4 3 2 1 POP 3 2 1. Both thumbs will land on Middle C. Then play back OUT using fingers 1 2 3 POP 1 2 3 4 5.

Oh, When the Saints

March 2, 3, 4! We can march with our feet AND our fingers. A marching chord is a type of stylized chord that will make this song sound much more like a march. To play a marching chord, play the bottom note of the chord alone and the top two notes (interval) together and the fingers are MARCHING! Feel free to march around the house as your child plays marching chords with this energetic song!

Tinga Layo

To practice Tinga Layo, play the block chord as written with the calypso rhythm. An example of how to play this rhythm is at the bottom of the page in the songbook. Follow the chords and CHANT in rhythm Shoo-oot the Bug Bug or Ting-a Lay-O while playing!


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With Spring in the air, your blooming musician can hop on this life-size keyboard practicing the music alphabet in the sunshine!