In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we focus on playing the Low C Bell (C/1) with our Left Hand, and the High c Bell (c/8) with our right hand.
In Left C, Right c, we learned that…
- Low C and High c are different notes, but both are Red and called C, or Do
- Playing one with Low C with your LEFT hand and High c with your RIGHT hand helps teach direction and prepares us for traditional instruments later
If You Don’t Have an Instrument…
If you don’t have an instrument, you can use the hand signs while your learner sings the notes. The Low C hand sign is two fists at your waist and the High c hand sign is two fists above your head. For this week’s lesson in particular, hold the Low C fists off to the LEFT, and the High c hand signs off to the RIGHT.
High C, Low C Follow Up Activities
If you have the workbook at home, you’ll find worksheets for completing patterns that focus on Left Low C and Right High c, as well as some games on direction and a fun maze!
I Spy: Left and Right Edition
Explain to your learner that you will play the classic game “I Spy.” You (the parent/teacher) will look for something in the room, decide what it is without telling your learner, and then give them left or right based hints. For example “I spy something blue that is to the LEFT of the window.” If your learner is getting the hang of it, switch the game so that they take a turn being the spy.
You can also ask your child simple questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
1. Which C is to your left?
2. Which C is to your right?
In the next video, we will continue our work with Low C and High C by playing a listening game where your learner has to figure out which bell they hear coming down the Playground pipes!