In this lesson, we play the different C Bells with our feet! This is a refreshing and easy way to reinforce both left and right AND low and high.
In C Sock Slide, we…
- Learn that there’s more than one way to play an instrument
- Get some final practice comparing only the two C bells
High C v Low C Listening Game Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 2 workbook, you’ll find worksheets for completing patterns that focus on Left Low C and Right High c, a stomping exercise, and we’ll make our first Note Cube with C!
The Ants Go Marching
Getting children to play the bells with their feet is very similar to gross-motor skill of marching. All you need to practice marching is a song with a good beat and a couple of moving feet!
You can tell your learners that…
Starting with our left foot (jiggle your left foot), we are going to march to the beat! What that means is that we are going to stomp our left foot, then our right foot! Bring your knees up high and try to hit the ground as I call out “Left, Right, Left, Right.”
Then proceed to call out “Left! Right!” as if you were a kind and loving drill-sergeant! Or you can march and sing a classic tune (like “The Ants Go Marching”) or just put on your favorite song and march along with that!
Marching helps reinforce the idea of the beat (the pulse) and helps reinforce Left and Right in a kinesthetic and gross motor kind of way.
In order for students to advance the understanding of this week's lesson, here are some easy questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
1. Which C note sounds high like a bird?
2. Which C note sounds low like a whale?
In the next lesson, we will review the C Major Chord. In Chapter 1, we played the C Major Chord with three notes (Do Mi Sol) and in this chapter, we’re going to be adding a fourth note, the High Do!