Music - Table of Contents

Music in Primary begins with the sound cylinders in the Sensorial album, followed by the actual introduction of the bells. 

In the Exercises of Practical Life album, we have the section Control of Movement which introduces the Silence Game and Walking on the Line - these are foundational to so many other areas, and hearing the sweet tones of music is only one of those areas. 

In the Language album, we have language for the bells, rhythm exercises and class songs. 

In Elementary, we have an explicit music album and you will find the first sets of presentations duplicate those done at primary; while content is the same, we want to ensure the child has had sufficient experience before moving on. The presentations run a bit different, but are not actually all that different. We do not bore them, however - move at the child's pace! 

Primary: Keys of the World

Sensorial - Auditory:
  • Sound Cylinders
  • Introduction to the Bells
  • The Bell Cabinet

Exercises of Practical Life - Control of Movement:
  • Introduction to Walking on the Line
  • Walking on the Line
  • Introduction to the Silence Activity
  • The Silence Activity

Language - Musical Expression: 
  • Notation with the Bells
  • Note Names with the Bells
  • Staff, Ledger Lines, G-Clef
  • Note Names on the Numbered Staff Board
  • Note Names on the Unmarked Staff Board
  • Unmarked Staff Boards – Parallel Exercise 1: Matching Cards with Bells
  • Unmarked Staff Boards – Parallel Exercise 2: Nomenclature Cards
  • Unmarked Staff Boards – Parallel Exercise 3: Grading
  • Unmarked Staff Boards – Parallel Exercise 4: Descriptions/Definitions
  • Composing on the Bells
  • Reading Music
Language - Language Extension: 
  • How to Teach a Song
  • Clapping – Rhythm

Elementary: Keys of the Universe

Introduction to Music

Musical Bells
· Sensorial
o   Notes on the Musical Bells
o   How to Strike and Carry a Bell
o   Matching the Bells
o   Establishing Up and Down
o   High and Low Exercise
o   Grading the Bells
o   Whole Steps, Half Steps and the Tetrachord
o   Name Lessons with the Bells

· Notation
o   Introduction to the Musical Staff
o   Note Names on the Staff
o   Sharps and Flats
o   Naming Scales
o   Writing Music
o   Bass Clef and Its Notation
o   Pitch Dictation

· Listening
o   Introduction to Listening
o   Ways to Encourage Listening to Music
o   Rules for Large Group Activities

· Singing
o   Introduction to Singing
o   Steps to Teaching a Song
o   Singing with the Scale
o   Creativity with Lyrics
o   Singing in the Elementary Class

· Control of Movement
o   Introduction to Movement for Control
o   Exercises for Body Control
o   Exercises for Body Awareness
o   Exercises for Equilibrium
o   Silence Game

· Expression
o   Introduction to Movement for Expression
o   Different Ways of Moving
o   Accents
o   Dynamics
o   Tempo
o   Details of Music Writing

· Rhythm
o   Clapping Four Beat Measures
o   Clapping Names and Items in the Room
o   Introduction to Note Patterns
o   Naming and Notation of Note Values
o   Equivalence with Dotted Notes

Tone Bars
o   Introduction to the Tone Bars
o   Naming and Notation of the Tone Bars
o   Names of the Degrees of the Scale
o   Intervals
o   Sequence of Major Scales – Sharps
o   Sequence of Major Scales – Flats
o   Key Signatures
o   Transposition of Simple Songs
o   Minor Scales

History and Instruments
o   Lives and Music of Composers
o   Musical Instruments and the Orchestra

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