In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, Mr. Rob focuses on the first three notes in our C Major scale: Do, Re, Mi.
In Do Re, Mi, Warm-Up we learn that…
-C is Red and the 1st note in our scale
-Re is orange and the 2nd note in our scale
-Mi is Yellow and is the 3rd note in the scale
-Each note has a corresponding hand-sign
Do, Re, Mi, Warm-Up Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 4 workbook, you’ll find simple sheet music as well as several of hand sign activities for Do, Re, and Mi. Try using the Hand-Sign poster to review and practice the hand-signs for Do, Re, Mi.
Does your learner know what an echo is? If not, explain that an echo is “a sound that’s bounces around a room, and get’s quieter each team.” You can give them the example of “HELLO Hello hello”
In this Hand-Sign Echo game, we’ll use the Solfege hand-signs to practice echoing on different notes. Player 1 (teacher or student), performs the hand-sign for Do, Re or Mi and Player 2 (or a group of players), call it out three times, getting progressively quieter each time (like an echo).
If you don’t have an instrument at hand, go back and practice this lesson again and hand-sign your way through the lesson! And also maybe spend a little bit of screen time watching “Do Re Mi” from “The Sound of Music.”
You can also ask your child some questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
Can you sing Do Re Mi for me?
What are the numbers that go with Do, Re, Mi?
What are the colors that go with Do, Re, Mi?
In the next lesson, we’ll be using Do, Re, & Mi to play a children’s classic, Mary had a Little Lamb. This is one of the first proper melodies that we’re playing here in Preschool Prodigies and know that your learner is going to love it.