What is the first note in mm 9 of We shall overcome? (high do)
Does the melody's contour ascend (going up) or descend (going
down)? (descend) Katherine, descend is the answer. : )
You have learned do-pentatonic scale. Can you identify the solfege of all the notes, except those with red circles? (do - ? - la - so - la - so - ? - mi)
In a major scale, the solfege of ti is between do' and la, and fa is between so and mi. Can you sing mm 9-12 with hand signs and solfege, then sing the lyrics?
For teacher's reference, below is the score of the piece:
Music - Scale:
A scale is the collection of notes that are used in a song, arranged in order from the lowest to the highest note. It's kind of like the alphabet for music: you learn the alphabet by learning in order from A to Z. In music, a common scale is the C major scale. We would start with the note C, then D, E, F, G. There is no note H in music, so we would then continue to A, B, then start with C again.
When you read a book, the author will use those same letters to form words, sentences, and paragraphs by using them in different order and repeating any letter as many times as she wants. Similarly in music, a composer can use the notes of a scale in different orders and/or repeating notes to create melodies.
In music, there are different types of scales that are used. Two very common ones are Major and Minor scales (below are some examples, show and explain some - train their ears).
Folks, I accidentally delete the C major section, sorry, read it again.
Starting from the first note, which is C, students fill in the rest of the note names.
In the key of C, C is the tonic, and the solfège of C is “do.” Students fill in the solfège of the C major scale.
From do to do', this is a major scale. When a song ends on do, which is also called the tonic, the song is in a major scale.
Now, let's go back to Activity #1 and watch the Do-Re-Mi video
again. Pay attention to the scale. When the
children in this movie sang do re mi fa so la to do, they sang in a major scale.
Water Canon, procedures:
Put it all together
- Create movements for each phrase that could also be performed in canon.
- Sing while walking the melodic rhythm.
- Sing while walking the scale.