In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we play just three adjacent bells, Fa, Sol and La. As a warm up, we really review the different ways to play and sing our three bells.
In "Fa, Sol, La Warm-Up" we learn that…
-The F, Fa, is the 4th note in the C Major Scale & green
-The G, Sol, is the 5th note in the C Major Scale & teal
-The A, La, is the 6th note in the C Major Scale & purple
Fa Sol La Warm-Up Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 6 workbook, you’ll find some fun Solfege games for our three new buds.
You can also login to your account at home and play along with Mr. Rob to pause (or slow) different sections to give your learner more time to get familiar with the song.
In order for students to advance their understanding of this weeks lesson, remember that there are two very different set ups for the bells: just the green Fa, teal Sol, and purple La, or all eight bells at once. Having only the bells in front of you featured in the lesson, like we did today, is a great strategy for error-proof learning which is important for pitch development.
This is a nice easy lesson to repeat because without lyrics it really allows us focus on the pitch and color associations.
You can also ask your learner some questions about what they played in music this week. Some examples are…
What notes did we use to play our song this week?
What are the hand signs for Fa, Sol, and La?
What colors make up Fa, Sol, and La?
What numbers in a C MAJOR Scale are Fa, Sol, and La?
In the next lesson, we’re playing the winter classic "Jingle Bells"! Now that our learners are getting comfortable with larger scales, we can really start to play more popular and diverse songs.