Friday, June 12, 2009
Kindergarten Week 10 -- Musical Notation
For our final week of Kinder music we began by summarizing all that had learned about what music is and how it works, and then spent a little time on one aspect we had note discussed -- notation. The children learned how we use a series of symbols that tell musicians what to do, just like the alphabet tells us how to read. And we used these new found skills to perform "The Blue Danube" arranged for kazoo (actually me on recorder) shaker and midgeridoo.
Best of all the kids got to take the instruments they made home. Parents -- my apologies.