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Keylab's After School Program: Week 4 - Song form, organizing sounds/parts into sections (LINKS TO SHEET MUSIC DOWNLOADS INCLUDED)
Inside Keylab's After School Program:
Week 4 - Song form: Organizing sounds/parts into sections
Keyboard Focus: 5 finger hand C position, reading song forms, colored note system
Rhythm Focus: Whole, Half notes
Songwriting: Song form, organizing sounds/parts into sections
Instrument Focus: Introducing the Bass
Check out the video below with excerpts of kids' works in progress, plus photos from our "Interval Leap" activity, which teaches kids to hear the difference between different types of musical intervals
In the Tech Lab
Students are wrapping up their first Garageband Project and sharing their songs with the class. Check out a few examples of the kids works in progress below!
Video featuring: Lila, Lucy, Uma, Olive and Gabby!
In the Key Lab
Students are learning fundamental rhythms, white notes on the keyboard, how to read basic song forms, C Major 5 finger hand position, and levels 1 & 2 of their first piano cover song "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars!
Links to download materials for Piano Class:
VIDEO: ‘Count On Me' (youtube)
Condensed Song Form Levels 1-2
Full Song Form Levels 3-5 (For grades 2-5)
reinforcing whole and half notes, musical form, finger numbers, and the musical alphabet
Grades K-1 - ‘Four Beats, Two Beats’
Grades 2-5 - 'C Position Etude’
HOW TO PRACTICE AT HOME
Click on the link below for Keylab's guide to families for setting up a great practice environment. This sheet will help to create lasting practice habits that will reinforce everything learned at Keylab, and will also help parents stay engaged with their child's musical growth!
DOWNLOAD: Practice sheet for families
Check out this video!
featuring the kids in the Key Lab beginning to work on Bruno Mars' "Count On Me", and some pics from our ear training exercise activities. Featuring: Rhodes, Gustave, Yohan, Adam, Michael, Mateo, Ella, Noah, Aedan, Lila, Lucy, Uma, Olive and Gabby
In the Band Room
Band names have been chosen, and students are learning all about that bass as well as continuing to compose and practice their first original song as a band.
Check out the video of a song in the making by Crazy Captain Underpants!