Please watch the below video:
In this video, Maria sang the Do-Re-Mi melody with her beautiful voice and the children sang and danced with her. Do Re Mi is a famous song from the musical the Sound of Music.
When the children in this movie sang do re mi fa so la to do, they sang in a major scale. We will explore the major scale later in this unit.
Let's notate Mary Had a Little Lamb on the staff. (Pre-requisites: Staff, lines and spaces)
Now, listen to this Jazz version of Mary had a little lamb, try to identify the four phrase in this song by showing your fingers. You will hear many "extra" notes, these are embellishing notes that make the piece sounds more attractive.
Music can create different emotional feelings. Below is a Samoan Sasa that can make your peers and you feel different from the above pieces.
Background: I will add a paragraph about Samoa here.
Sasa in Samoan language means “to hit or strike.” The men and women usually sit on the floor and perform the dance by patting their bodies (chest, shoulders, laps) and clapping their hands. This dance is a communal activity, and everyone does it simultaneously. Please learn the sasa by watching the below videos.
Next, perform the Samoan Sasa by applying “hit and strike” energy. This is important to make sure you all made the motions in uniform because you want to make you all look like one entity.
After performing the sasa, try to identify the rhythmic patterns of the piece.
Sometimes there is one beat = one sound; and one beat = two sounds.