PERFORMING: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1
In the previous class, we learned about Do-Tetratonic scale. This week, we will learn about Do-Pentatonic. Penta means five, so, there are five notes: C (do), D (re), E (mi), G (so), A (la). High C (high do) is the "cousin" of middle C (do), so this is not a different note.
The singer who made this song famous is Bobby McFerrin. Here is a video that Mr. McFerrin "demonstrated the power of the pentatonic scale." Please sing with the audiences. While the audiences were singing, Mr. McFerrin improvised with a different melody.
Now, the pianist will play Mary had a little lamb differently (minor). Try to identify the four phrases in this song by showing your fingers.
What do you think? How do you feel when you hear this version?
*Teacher explains to students what a minor scale is (thru listening).
Now, we are going to play two versions of Jazz style Mary Had a Little Lamb; one faster, one slower.
Students will be able to identify half, dotted half, & 16th notes, simple triple meter. (Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy; Doraji; Waiākea Haumāna; Music Alone Shall Live (easy)/The Orchestra (difficult))
Simple version: American arrangement
For students who didn't have music at the elementary level and do not know F key, this pieces needs to be written in stick notations.
Loong (Monday, 23 August 2021 03:10)
Janice, we will do the cosmetic stuff once I hear from the H.O.P.E. about the template. The critical part now is to make sure the content is okay.
Janice (Friday, 20 August 2021 15:10)
Under Rhythm 3/4 and Sixteenth notes, can we move it so the the two pictures/videos are in line with each other?
Lauren (Wednesday, 11 August 2021 02:44)
- Under Second, maybe label Doraji section with the rhythmic focus - i.e. triple meter or dotted quarter, like how you labeled the section below it (3/4 meter, Music Alone Shall live).
CY (Wednesday, 11 August 2021 02:43)