Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lesson 8

Your theory assignment 8 that you’ll be working on this week is not too tricky, but is tricky for me to READ. If it isn't too late, please have your child use a crayon to draw circles, and a different color to make squares (that way, it won’t matter too much if the square looks a bit circle-ish.) It’s great that the students are working hard on homework, and doing their own writing! I love to see them grow and improve.

Some kids are getting to be pros at finding the hidden sol-sol-do's, or mi-re-do's in songs. You can reinforce this by listening for these patterns in everyday songs, and seeing if they can hear them too.

I saw some really great harp playing this week, too - reading and interpreting the map, translating it to an action for one hand, and simultaneously using the other hand to strum with rhythm.... that's a LOT to process all at once! We're training the students to think like musicians and get all those mental and physical skills going at the same time.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

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