Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Learning to move and sing together

This week the upper grades are focusing on working together in the kind of focused way that has application throughout the curriculum.  Fourth graders, who are focused on harmony throughout the year, used the very pretty song "Los Ninos En Espana Cantan" to explore how using solfege (do, re, mi) helps singers find the harmonic center of a piece and sing and play more beautifully.

Fifth grade, meanwhile, explored some movement ideas using mirroring, shadowing and diamond patterns (groups of 4).  In every case the emphasis was focused attention on what their partner or partners was doing.

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