Spring Music Activity Collection: All Sing Alongs & Play Alongs

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This past month, I have posted three fun music activities for you to try at home as a family. Here is a quick overview:

“Spring” – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

  • Watch Overview
    • 0:00 – Beginning
    • 0:17 – Instruments you can use / What to do if you don’t have an instrument
    • 3:03 – The “Building Blocks of Music” (a.k.a. reading sheet music)
      • 3:11 – Rhythm review
      • 4:24 – Spring rhythm clap along
      • 5:34 – Pitch review
    • 6:50 – What to do when you see a sharp () symbol

“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz

  • Watch Overview
    • 0:00 – Beginning
    • 1:35 – Learn the words together
    • 2:41 – Sing together
    • 4:59 – Review of the basic “building blocks”
      • 5:26 – Rhythm review
      • 6:17 – Pitch review

“Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie

  • Watch Overview
    • 0:00 – Beginning
    • 1:49 – Repeating letter names / low and high pitches
      • 2:26 – How letters can sound different in different words
      • 3:23 – Repeating notes explained with key tags
      • 4:35 – Low and high notes that share the same letter on the music staff
      • 6:13 – How to play low and high notes correctly on your instrument
    • 8:26 – Introduction to Sharps (), Flats (), and Natural signs ()