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Junior Interpretation: D and C Marching

Updated: Jun 11, 2021

This piece has two beats in a bar. Listen to the audio and march around the room marching as you listen.


Follow the stars and use your left foot for the first star in a bar and your right foot for the second star. Can you play it as you march it? Ask a grown up or sibling to march while you play.


Requirements



Learning Objectives


Interpretation Skills

  • Play 2 beats in a bar

  • Play hands together

  • To count the beat while playing


Fluency Skills

  • Read treble clef C5, D5

  • Read bass clef C3, D3


Musicianship Skills

  • Right and Left identification.


Demonstration Video



Complete Practice Method


  1. Read the letter names out loud.

  2. Read the music and say out loud the finger numbers you would expect to use.

  3. Using the flash cards from the PDF provided lay out the letter names in order on the table or floor. Print the pages as many times as required to have the correct number of notes.

  4. Using the rhythm cards from the PDF provided lay out the rhythm for each bar and clap or play using a percussion instrument. A tambourine would be a good option for this.

  5. Sit at the piano or keyboard. (Link: Explanation video)

  6. Play the piece saying the finger numbers out loud.

  7. Play the piece saying the letter names out loud.

  8. Play complete focusing on each note as it sounds.


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Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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