Yellow Arrows Lesson 12

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Lesson #12

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Note schedule for the rest of the semester:

- No class next week - Spring Break
- 3 classes after that, ending with Station Day on April 27th. I will plan to do that in person with sanitizing opportunities between rotations. If you prefer to do this virtually, please let me know, and I'll send you some activities to do like we did last semester.
- Our recital will be on May 7th at 6pm at Flint Hill Baptist Church. I will ask students to be there by 5:45 to talk through where they will stand/sit, etc. I will keep them socially distant as much as possible, and sanitize keyboards as needed between any students that take turns. 1st year students will use their own bells and be spaced across the front of the stage. Let me know if you have any questions.

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

  • Duet with your parent (octave higher/lower OR they play LH while you play RH).
  • Play the melody with just your index (pointer) finger.
  • Make up your own words toa song and sing your version while you play.
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Don’t Put Your Trash

Harmony happens when we sing our designated part AND listen to those around us! What a skill! As a family, each person can choose their favorite part and with the cd sing their part all 3 times! All 3 parts begin on the same pitch and the actions will help you stay on your part.

Tinga Layo

This week we drew in the 'bulls eye' and 'arrow feather' to create a stylized calypso accompaniment. First, sing, chant, or clap Ting-a-layo with each chord while practicing with your child then sing the lyrics of the song while your child dazzles you with this exciting accompaniment!

Hickory Dickory Dock

Tick, tock let us rock while playing in parallel motion! This is tricky business, playing the same note together with both hands at the same time. Physically rock back and forth with your child to feel the rocking motion their hands will play. Once they get this down enjoy playing the melody while they play the parallel 5ths. What a dynamic duo!

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World renowned pianist Vladimir Horowitz shares an inspiring perspective of practicing!