Example Sol-fa Lessons
Family Lessons – TERM 1
Lesson 3 – The Boatman Rhythm
Lesson 4 – The Boatmans Pitch
Lesson 5 – Hop Old Squirrel Rhythm
Lesson 6 – Hop Old Squirrel Pitch
Lesson 7 – The Closet Key Rhythm
Lesson 8 – The Closet Key Pitch
Term 1 Exam
Family Lessons – Term 3
Lesson 1 from Ten Minutes’ Lessons in Sight Singing – an Original PNEU book!
Learning the Hand Sings:
Example Folksong Audios
The Folksongs included in Term 1, Lessons 1-11 in Solfege are:
Hot Cross Buns
The Boat Man
Hop Old Squirrel
The Closet Key
How Does My Lady’s Garden Grow?
Polly Put the Kettle On
Example of a previosly written Summer Singing Lesson
Sight reading lessons are hard work. Not all moms are musically trained and able to work on them on their own. But please DO try to review all the solfege hands signs we have learned this year ( Do, Re, Mi, Sol, La, and high Do’) And sing any of the songs we learned this year and feel free to go back and do old singing lessons if your kids want to.
What I suggest for you over the summer is lots of singing. I have included quite a few fun folk songs to learn together over the summer. Just for fun. Please feel free to learn a new one each week of the summer!
The North Wind Doth Blow
Little Tom Tucker
Little Jack Horner
PART SINGING FOR OLDER CHILDREN:
If you have older kids, sing the folksongs above, but also learn “A Might Fortress is our God” adapted and harmonized by Bach, after Martin Luther wrote it. He wrote two Chorales using Luther’s tune. I have included the sheet music and a recording of both, so you can sing it as a family! There are older and newer versions of the lyrics. Feel free to just use the text you use in your church tradition. There isn’t text included on the actual sheet music provided. You can print the text I linked or look it up in your church hymnal.
SING: 4 Part hymns
See if your advanced students can see any differences between the two harmonizations!!
Bach Chorale 302 ( Sheet Music for A Mighty Fortress #1)
Bach Chorale 303 ( Sheet Music for A Mighty Fortress #2)
|1. A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.
2. Did we in our own strength confide,
3. And though this world, with devils filled,
4. That word above all earthly powers,