In our first Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we meet the host Mr. Rob, and we practice singing, hand-signing and playing the red bell with “Hello C.”
In “Hello C,” we …
-Meet the host of Preschool Prodigies, Mr. Rob
-Meet the the first musical note is C
-Learn that the C Bell is red
-Learn that the note C lives on it’s own special line
-Learn the Solfége word for C is “Do”
-Learn the special hand-sign for “Do” that looks like two fists down at your waist
-We also get our first taste of what true “meaningful exposure to pitch” looks like. In this video, we practice with just one note using different brain based vocab and even some kinesthetic motions.
Practicing with individual musical notes is the key to developing the coveted musical ability of perfect pitch. We’ll be practicing a lot with the note C in the months to come, as it almost always serves as our musical home base!
Hello C Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 1 workbook, you’ll find worksheets for tracing the Letter C, the word Do, and the color Red. Every video lesson has corresponding pencil-and-paper activities, and it’s worth completing as many of these as you and your learner(s) have time for.
If you don’t have an instrument, you can always complete the whole video using the “Do” hand, or download our free "Prodigies Bells" app. With the hand-signs, where we play the bell and sing “Hello C” and “Hello Red,” you can keep hand signing just like we do when we sing “Hello Do.” That way you have a kinesthetic action to associate with the pitch, which helps further develop your sense of perfect pitch.
You can also ask your child simple questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
- What color is the C Bell?
- What’s the Solfége word for C
- What’s the hand-sign for C?
In the next video, we’ll practice playing the C Bells in different rhythmic patterns. This time, we just played the Short-Short Long pattern (“Hel – lo C—-“ ) but next up, we’ll practice with long stars and short stars and mix up the patterns a bit!