In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we play two more listening games. This time we're listening for the individual notes; C, G, and High c.
In our Which Witch Listening Game we…
-Try to identify the notes C, G and High c just by listening to them as individual notes
In the bonus listening game of “What Note Is It: G, B or D,” we play a similar kind of listening game with the notes from the G Major chord.
Which Witch Listening Game Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 3 workbook, you’ll find some C and G sheet music, a fun direction game, and even a maze you can color through!
You can also login to your account at home and play along or pause different sections of the song to give your learner more time to guess.
So far, we’ve outlined a lot of simple listening games that you can play with your learners. Whether it’s a call and response pattern, a chord listening game, or a game with the individual notes, you can almost always assume that playing a similar listening game will be a massive advantage to your child’s musical development.
Don’t be afraid to get a little creative with the material as well. Maybe you and your learners have secret names for the bells, or your own version of these games that you play. There are very few bad ideas when it comes to giving your kids meaningful play with pitch. As long as you have the bells and you’re not “make believing that the pink bell is actually the purple bell” (which some kids will try to do), you can feel free to take some liberties with how you play the games, keep score, etc.
Also remember that for the duration of Preschool Prodigies, you can always substitute one name of the note for another. In other words, don’t be afraid to ask “Yes, it’s pink, but what’s the Solfege word for the pink bell?” Keep in mind that in Primary Prodigies (Year 2) the numbers will take on a more moveable position. However, the letter name, color and Solfege name are always consistent for a given bell.
In the next lesson, we’ll be heading into Chapter 4 with one the most classic musical lessons of all time from “The Sound of Music” with “Do Re Mi!” Plus, we’ll start playing some of our first real melodies (like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Hot Cross Buns”).