In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we review the hand-signs for all of the musical notes! We also talk briefly about the feeling that each note has (steady, rising, bright, etc).
In the "Solfege Hand-Sign Review" we review that…
-Each of the 7 notes has it’s own hand-sign and they repeat in a pattern
-Each of the 7 notes lives in a space or line on the Treble Clef
-Each of the 7 notes has a characteristic (strong, rising, steady, inspiring, bright, sad, piercing, etc.)
Solfege Hand-Sign Activities and Follow Ups –
One of the most affordable ways of creating a music center at your house is to print out some of the “Printable Elements” from the Resources.
You can use the elements to make rhythmic patterns of your own (Beet Cher-ry Cher-ry Beet), string together melodies of your own (with the bells or the hand-signs), build a hand-sign poster (or mobile),building a hand-sign poster or mobile is a really great way to build your music center at home.
If you print and laminate the hand-signs, you can punch holes in the circles and string them together to make a durable, floating, hand-sign mobile.
We recommend starting with Do at the bottom of the string and adding the rest of the notes upwards in order!
You can also ask your learner to show you all of the different hand-signs, or ask them to show you a couple combinations. “Can you show me the hand signs for…”
Do Re Mi
Mi Sol La
Do Mi Sol
Sol Sol Do
Mi Re Do
In the next lesson, we’re going to play a handful of classic songs using just the hand-signs, while your learner tries to determine “What Song Is It?” We’ll continue reading and practicing in the treble clef as well.