Primary Prodigies (Ages 6+)

Primary Prodigies (Ages 6+)

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Designed for elementary school students, Primary Prodigies is a more advanced series that focuses on the treble clef, reading proper sheet music, intervals, chords, transitioning to black and white music, and lots of musical vocabulary.

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Primary Prodigies (Ages 6+)
  • Primary Prodigies Introduction (Primary 1.I)

    Episode 1

    Whether you're brand new and Primary Prodigies is your first Prodigies series, or you've completed our Preschool Prodigies series, start Primary with this video!

    Here, Mr. Rob explains the general topics covered in the Primary Prodigies series & outlines the course.

    The second half of this...

  • Program Format Explained (Lesson -- Primary 1.1.1)

    Episode 2

    In this lesson, Mr. Rob introduces the format for Primary Prodigies & important concepts in the series.

    Please find corresponding introductory workbook pages available in the Prodigies Playground.

  • Hello Bells (Song -- Primary 1.1.2)

    Episode 3

    Sing along with Mr. Rob as he introduces the 8 notes of our C Major scale. Mr. Rob reviews note lengths, scale degrees & even various ways to say Hello in other languages.

    Before watching this video, be sure to watch it's companion lesson Primary 1.1.1!

  • Hand Sign and Scale Degree Review (Lesson -- Primary 1.2.1)

    Episode 4

    In this lesson, Mr. Rob reviews Solfege hand-signs and scale degrees.

    Hand-signs and scale degrees are an important part of the Primary Prodigies curriculum, so be sure that you fully understand these concepts before moving on to the song portion of this section.

    Please find corresponding w...

  • Simple Song Review (Song -- Primary 1.2.2)

    Episode 5

    In this video, sing, sign and play along with Mr. Rob as he sings "Merrily We Roll Along", "Hot Cross Buns" & "Sally the Camel".

  • Whole, Half, Quarters and Eighths (Lesson -- Primary 1.3.1)

    Episode 6

    In this Primary Prodigies music lesson, Mr. Rob reviews Rhythmic values.

    Mr. Rob reviews important concepts like the measure, time, whole notes, quarter notes, eighth notes & counting beats.

    Please find corresponding workbook pages available in the Prodigies Playground.

  • Sweet Beets Review (Song -- Primary 1.3.2)

    Episode 7

    In Primary Prodigies, we've got Sweet Beets, too!!

    In this rendition of Sweet Beets, we add a whole note represented by "watermelon". Practice rolling as you tap the whole note. This indicates that even though watermelon is 4 syllables, it represents just one long note.

    Please find correspo...

  • Musical Steps (Lesson -- Primary 1.4.1)

    Episode 8

    In this Prodigies music lesson, Mr. Rob introduces the concept of musical steps.

    When a melody only goes up or down one note away, that's called a musical step!

    Students will learn and practice determining the notes in various combinations of musical steps. This is an important musical skil...

  • Five Little Pumpkins (Song -- Primary 1.4.2)

    Episode 9

    In this video, we sing, sign and play a song that is perfect for showcasing musical steps--"Five Little Pumpkins".

    Review this song several times, each time focusing on a different aspect--singing, signing, playing, then playing the chords for an extra challenge.

    Please find corresponding ...

  • Musical Skips (Lesson Part I -- Primary 1.5.1)

    Episode 10

    In this lesson, Mr. Rob introduces the concept of musical skips. Like a musical step, this refers to a specific movement along the scale.

    A musical skip happens when we move from one note to another two scale degrees up; for instance, from the E to the G. Skips take us from line to line, or sp...

  • Musical Skips Duet (Song -- Primary 1.5.3)

    Episode 11

    In this video, students play a duet!! It is possible to play this song by yourself, but it's way more fun with a partner! Find the instructions for this duet in part two fo this section's lesson: 1.5.2.

    Start off singing and signing along with Mr. Rob as he reviews musical skips. Next, sing th...

  • Duet Introduction (Lesson Part II -- Primary 1.5.2)

    Episode 12

    In part two of our Musical Skips lesson, Mr. Rob challenges students to play a duet.

    Mr. Rob offers some tips for conducting a successful and respectful duet before explaining how to split up the C Major scale for a beautiful sounding duet.

    Please find corresponding workbook pages in the Pr...

  • Pizza Rhythms (Lesson Part I -- Primary 1.6.1)

    Episode 13

    In this Prodigies Music Lesson, Mr. Rob explains how to read circle rhythms using pizza!!

    The pizza terms, "Zaaaa", "Zaa", "Za", "Zi-Zi" & "Ziga-Ziga" to represent whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes.

    Please find corresponding workbook pages available i...

  • Za Time (Song -- Primary 1.6.3)

    Episode 14

    Like Sweet Beets, in this Prodigies original, students use food to represent musical notes. Mr. Rob breaks up pizza--like fractions--in order to teach the relationship between whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes & sixteenth notes.

    Be sure to review lessons 1.6.1 & 1.6.2 before...

  • Pizza Rhythms (Lesson Part II-Fractions -- Primary 1.6.2)

    Episode 15

    In this Prodigies Music lesson, Mr. Rob reviews fractions. In order to really understand beats and measures, students need to understand fractions.

    Before moving on to the song for this section, make sure students review fractions, so that they understand the underlying concepts of the song.
    ...

  • Blues in C Major (Review -- Primary 1.7.3)

    Episode 16

    In this Prodigies Music Lesson, Mr. Rob reviews playing melodic chords using the C Major Blues.

    This is a great video to review if your students need additional practice with chord groups.

  • I, IV, V Chord Review (Lesson -- Primary 1.7.1)

    Episode 17

    In this Prodigies Music Lesson, Mr. Rob reviews chords. Students learn the root note of each chord, and learn a bit about the relationships of the notes in each chord.

    Students' prior knowledge of musical steps and skips & melodic and harmonic chords will be especially useful in this chord re...

  • I IV V Chord Review (Song -- Primary 1.7.2)

    Episode 18

    In this video, students play along with Mr. Rob using chords.

    Students play and sing "Sally the Camel", "London Bridge", "Lightly Row", & "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".

    At the end of the video, Mr. Rob discusses modifications for playing these chords & suggestion for supplemental videos if...

  • What Chord Is It? (I, IV, V Listening Game -- Primary 1.7.4)

    Episode 19

    In this Prodigies Music lesson, students test their knowledge of chords.

    Students listen to each chord being played, and then have to guess whether it is the I chord, the IV chord or the V chord).

  • Step or Skip (Lesson -- Primary 1.8.1)

    Episode 20

    In this Prodigies Music Lesson, students test their ears to see if they can differentiate between a musical step and musical skip.

    After each time Mr. Rob plays a pair of notes, students should guess whether it is a skip or a step.

    This video offers lots of musical skip and step practice, b...

  • Lightly Row (Song -- Primary 1.8.2)

    Episode 21

    In this video, sing, sign and play along with "Lightly Row".

    This song is made up of musical steps and skips, and is perfect for reinforcing the relationships between notes in the C Major Scale.

  • Rhythmic Dictation Intro (Lesson -- Primary 1.9.1)

    Episode 22

    In this Prodigies Music Lesson, Mr. Rob introduces rhythmic dictation.

    Students should listen to this video with pencil and paper to write their answers. Each time Mr. Rob plays a rhythm, students should record what they think they hear. After each dictation, Mr. Rob will review the correct a...

  • Rhythmic Dictation #1 (Assessment -- Primary 1.9.2)

    Episode 23

    In this video, Mr. Rob helps students assess their understanding of rhythms and rhythmic dictation.

    Students should listen to each measure of rhythms completely, and then record their dictation. Direct students to the note bank on the screen as students write their dictations.

    Mr. Rob will...

  • Baby Shark - Primary Lesson & Song Intro

    Episode 24