In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we play all 8 bells! We learned the C Major scale, and we sang about each bell in several different ways!
In Pipes in C Major, we learn that…
- All the notes in a C MAJOR Scale have many names!
- The Lettter Names: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, & c
- The Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- The Solfege: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, Ti, La, Do
- The Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Purple, Pink, Red
Pipes in C Major is a great lesson to return to if your learner needs additional practice as it reviews so many of the different ways of talking about musical notes!
Pipes in C Major Follow Up Activities
“Pipes in C Major” is a really great introduction to singing the whole scale up and down. We did a little bit of this in 1.6, but only after doing it in a more broken fashion. But before you go to Chapter 3, this might be a good time to divert course a little bit toward some of the “PsP Melodies” episodes.
The “PsP Melodies” episodes are fee on YouTube and they all focus on singing simple patterns inside the C Major Scale. Even if you pull it up on your phone in the car for your kids, this is a quick and easy way to get some more practice singing with Solfege.
Plus, PsP Melodies is all about the Solfege Hand-Signs, which are another great tool for developing your child’s sense of pitch. Now that your child has met all the notes and sang about their different names, getting more hand-signs into their musical play will help take it to the next level.
We’ll be talking specifically about the hand signs more as we progress through the program. If your child isn’t ready for the speed of PsP Melodies yet, that’s totally okay! Continue on to Chapter 3!
In the next lesson, we’ll start Chapter 3, where we’ll be focusing on the note G a bit more. In Chapter 3, we’ll learn about the strong relationship between the notes C and G, and we’ll meet a new chord, the G Major chord.