Save the date: Recorder concert- April 26th 2:30 p.m.
Recorder students are flying through songs and earning their belts so quickly, I can hardly keep up with the belt testing!! Their progress is due to at home practicing! The more students find time to practice, the better they will play! I'm so excited to see how well they are playing by the recorder concert!!
Last Thursday, the third graders put on a wonderful recorder concert. They introduced each piece, played their hearts out and even gave everyone a taste of how we practice reading new music in music class! We had a variety of pieces including:
Hot Cross Buns
Au Clair De La Lune
Hush Little Baby
Hail to the Chief
Miss Mary Mack
This Little Light of Mine
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins
Rain Forest Song
Flight of the Eagle
and Jamaican Money Man
We hope that you enjoyed the concert!
Also, please be on the look out for more information about a third grade instrument "petting zoo" on June 13th where students will get to try out band instruments in preparation for next year!!
On Thursday, April 27th, we will be having our recorder concert at 2:00 p.m. All third grade students will take part in this concert to showcase what they have been learning this year. If you are able, we would love for you to join us to celebrate these students and their hard work in music class this year!
If you've passed "There's a Hole In My Bucket" for your orange belt, take a look at this video to help you with the next song!
Here is your second yellow belt song to help you practice that new note-E!! Don't forget to get your right hand ready before you start to play! Enjoy!
Once you've played Hot Cross Buns and Au Claire De La Lune, you're ready to begin working on songs for your yellow belt! Below, find some tips for playing the yellow belt song Hosisipa using the new note E!
Once you've played Hot Cross Buns for me, the next song to work on is Au Clair de la Lune. Check out my video below for some helpful practicing strategies!
If you're practicing Hot Cross Buns, check out this video that another music teacher made to help you practice! Use her four fantastic steps to help you learn a new song! (Remember that we use du and du-de for rhythm, that's a little different than her ta and ta-a's).
When you're starting recorder, there are a few things to remember!
1. Sit on the edge of your chair with your feet flat on the floor.
2. Sit up nice and tall and keep your recorder at a slightly down ward angle.
3. Put the very tip just between your lips and keep your teeth away from the mouth piece!
Don't forget the fab five:
1. Left hand on top
2. Keep your fingers flat, not arched or bent.
3. Use gently warm air (whisper).
4. Cover the holes completely!
5. Use your tongue to whisper du du du.
If you squeek:
1. Check your fingers (make sure you aren't leaking air).
2. Check your air speed (it might be too fast or two slow).