Music Teacher: Elin
Class Time: Thursday Mornings
January 2020 MUSIC NOTES
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Class Instruments: Jingle Bells and Finger Cymbals
Sing-Along Songs for Home:
Children are really drawn to the distinctive and dramatic nature of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Listen to the opening together and talk about what feelings come to mind as the music changes. The children will likely say that the first phrase sounds mad. Listen for the section where the music becomes smoother and calm, and then where the excitement builds following that. And that’s all within 1 1/2 minutes of music! You can even create a movement for each feeling (pound the floor when it sounds mad, pat your lap as the next notes rush by, sway when the music calms, clap when it sounds exciting). Another fun activity is acting out the song “Show Me How You Feel” by Jack Hartmann.