Saturday, October 17, 2009

Third Grade Week 3 -- "Little Johnny Brown"

Above: Ms. Birdy's class does the mess around

This week we reviewed the four notes we have learned so far -- B-A-G-E -- as well as how to organize our practices. We also had a lot of fun learning the some and dance "Little Johnny Brown," which gave the kids a chance to try out their blues chops. Finally, we began to transfer our reading of tablature (notation that shows how to play) to conventional notation on the treble staff.

Going forward we will be looking at high D as our next note. The fingering is in the worksheet you have. Remember what Jazz Cat says -- "To make a D, lift that thumb, baby!"

Homework: Complete your own memory saying for the lines and spaces on the staff. Practice your notes and your songs!

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