Sunday, September 25, 2011
On Wednesday first graders learned the Danish song folk tune "Vil Du (Will You)," a song about being echo friends. Echoing is one of the most important ways that students learn in music class and generally and is often a component in performance. And by taking turns being the leader, the students were introduced to the concept improvisation as well.
KIndergarteners also learned a song from another country -- "Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica," a song from Mexico. We focused on the way different parts of bodies are musical --mis manos haces clap clap clap, por ejemplo -- and learned and performed an accompanying freeze dance.