Blue Bugs Lesson 1

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Lesson #1

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What a fun lesson we had! Thanks parents for coming. The kids love it when you are here! Next week only students and homework comes (lesson 1... remember like it was in school - your teacher wouldn't expect you to do the homework until after they had taught you the concept. Your weekly assignments are equivalent to homework).

Here are a few classroom reminders…

1. Please recommit to being on time. If a student is consistently late, they will miss important exercises that will affect their musical training. (The key word is consistent, we are all human with stuff that happens, so just try your very best.)

2. We all love it when you add your energy to class. With you participating right alongside your child, it helps set the tone for the weeks when you're not there. They learn so much from your playful involvement in this program!




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New Melodic Pattern

This week we learned ‘sol la ti do’ hand signs and notated them on the staff! We’ll be hearing, singing and signing this pattern a lot now. Remember singing our cadence patterns over and over again help us to sing in tune and aurally internalize the diatonic scale.

New Songs

Many new songs were introduced this week. Within the next few weeks we’ll be learning complex skills and concepts from these songs. Things like identifying rhythms and how to notate them, subdividing a beat, harmony using a round, recognizing a broken chord, playing and reading skips on the staff, and SO much more!

Our new songs from this week included Clickety, Clickety Clack, Can’t Bug Me, Old Paint, Rig-a-Jig-Jig, Johnny’s Haircut, How to Skip, and our new puppet show, Triumphant March. Every activity has a music lesson hidden inside and the exciting part is your student just thinks we are just PLAYING!! It's magical!

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Have fun with reading this blog post on Old Paint! Also, we've added the coloring book for our Triumphant March. Enjoy coloring together!