The Magical Language of Music: Soulful Solfège
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A Dissonance has been spreading throughout the Kingdom of Solfeggio, and along with the main character, Hannah, we will awaken the music within to defeat the Dissonance together. There are no musical instruments necessary for this class, the only instrument you will need is your voice!
Hidden in the storyline of the captivating novella, The Kingdom of Solfeggio, are musical concepts to discover. We will read our way through the novella together, and along the way discover some musical sign language and even climb a musical mountain!
Each class will begin with an active listening example of a piece of vocal music. Students will create art based on these examples, and sometimes engage in interpretive dance! Mrs. H will share some interesting info about the piece, and then it is on to the kingdom of Solfeggio! After reading through a chapter of the novella together (emergent readers are encouraged to simply listen) students will create art, sing songs, and put into practice the mystery musical idea hidden within that chapter's story. An optional culinary assignment then offers a creative way to "taste" the musical ideas we will explore together!
Inspired by blending the Kodály approach to music education and the Waldorf approach to literacy, the holistic methods in the Magical Language of Music classes provide students with an enjoyable experience that allows them to conceptualize musical concepts in an imaginative way.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THIS CLASS*:
- Main Lesson Book (A sketchbook works great, or loose papers that can be then bound when completed)
- Good quality crayons or other colorful drawing medium
- Digital camera (or smartphone/tablet with picture-taking capabilities
- Printer with colored ink to print photos
- Glue (either glue stick or school glue)
- A print copy or ebook copy of The Kingdom of Solfeggio. Either option can be purchased here:
*Ingredients for the optional culinary assignments will be sent via email.
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This online class is experienced via the online conferencing app, Zoom. Please download the app prior to the first class meeting.
You can view and download the Zoom app here https://zoom.us/
On the day of your student's classes, just set them up with their supplies for that week's class and make sure they are in a comfortable environment with minimal distractions. Then click the link and we are well on our way to our musical adventures!