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Grade 2 music

 

Students in grade 2 are learning more formal dances.  The latest dance for grade 2 is a square dance called "Listen to the Mockingbird."  It uses several folk dance movements including; do si do, promenade, swing right, swing left, and circle left. 

 

Students are also learning to play simple harmonic melodies on tone bars.  The tones "D," "A" and "G" can be used as a harmonic accompaniment for the song "Listen To The Mockingbird."  Students learn to listen to the teacher play a short melody and then they try to play the melody themselves.  The most important thing at this stage is to decide if their melody is the same or different as the teacher's. 

 

We sing songs and harmony every day.  As a result, some students are learning to play the ukulele in class.  They are accompaning our songs and dances.