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Together, teacher and students sing "do do so so" in each of the 11 tempos beginning with a very slow largo and finishing with a very fast prestissimo
Major and Minor Thirds
Students use "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" song to learn the difference between a major third (itsy bitsy spider) and a minor third (itsy bitsy spi).
Fix the Order
While young students close their eyes, you switch two letters for them to fix
"Daily Do" with Do Re Mi Cards – Circle
The do re mi cards are arranged horizontally in a circle like a keyboard, and students touch each other's cards when singing the minor section
Pick a Card – Dynamics
Dynamics symbol cards are placed in order however, the players eyes are closed.
Puzzle Notes and Rests
Students add a puzzle piece to each note to create the next one
Notes and Rests Hunt
Students delight in independently finding individual notes and rests on their bingo cards. Good opportunity for repetition
Natural Half Steps EF and BC (mi fa and ti do)
Recognize, identify, and label the natural half steps of EF and BC (mi fa and ti do) with alphabet cards, do re mi cards, and paper pianos
Tracing Clefs – GGG and FFF
Students trace the clefs in a direction that ends on the clef lines. Little animals trace the lines while riding on magic notes.