Thursday, April 8, 2010

Musical concepts through movement

Try this with your child out in the beautiful sunshine. . . through their movement, you will be giving them an opportunity to experience the musical terms 'legato' and 'staccato' (smooth and connected sounds vs. 'bumpy' or disconnected), plus lots of contrasting creative movement.

Have you ever heard the sound of tiny insects walking in the grass?
They are so quiet, you can hardly hear them.
Can you hear the tiny ants marching?
If you put your ear very close to the ground, the sounds are really quite loud.
Boing! Boing! Boing! Can you hear the grasshoppers hopping about?
Sh! Sh! I think I hear worms tunneling through the ground.
Look, there goes a beautiful butterfly high above your head.

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