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))
Waiākea Haumāna: 16th notes, Prepare ti-tiri, tim-ri
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.