Round singing 2
Previously, you learned about round singing.
Today you still go with the same song "Hotaru Koi", however, now you will sing the leading part always which has the following part with different timing, and then with more parts. Good luck!
Canon by Pachelbel
This classical masterpiece of music is composed in the form of "Canon", it is quite similar to "round". I hope you enjoy it!
Do you know what the "round" singing is?
I am sure you knew if you listen to these movies, let's take a look at them first.
I think you have gotten the idea of what the round singing is now.
There is a "round" singing section in one of the songs you are learning in TICC rehearsals.
So, let's try some for your preparation. Don't worry if it will be your first time to try, it must be fun!
Hotaru Koi ほたるこい (Fireflies come)
Hotaru Koi (ほたるこい）is a Japanese traditional song.
You can try in 3 parts round singing with the following movie. For you solfege training, you will sing in Do-Re-Mi.
However, you could refer all of the Japanese and English lyrics at here www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=4153 if you would like to know.
Let's sing with lyrics!
These English lyrics are translated from German and don't fit completely the rhythms sometimes, however, hope you enjoy singing!
This music video is from very old Sesame Street. Actually, I used to know English and Japanese versions (both have the same melody) earlier than the German version and used to love that, hope you enjoy this too!
"If the pot has a hole in it"
I am wondering if some of you know a song with similar lyrics but a bit different melody called "A hole in a bucket" in English.
Anyway, this version is originally from Germany and a kind of funny song as you could see the translation on the video which you had in the previous e-learning class on this site.
You can download these 2 files at first, or just watch and sing along with the following videos.
On the sheet music for singing with the movable Do system, you can see the notes colored by red are always "Do".
Practice in C major
Now you practice the melody in C major with this movie at first. You can make sure all the notes on C major scale at the beginning, then you start singing the melody at So. You have 3 times of practicing, however, of course, you can repeat more if you need.
Let's sing whole song!
You have gotten ready to sing along the whole part.
You will get 5 times of key changing (the 5th is the same as the beginning though!)
Please listen carefully to the intro section, it is starting in a different key from what you practiced (F major). You will have a part in C major as the 4th key.
You don't have to think this so hard, it is just OK if you prefer to sing with la-la-la or du-du-du, it would be totally fine. Or humming is also good. I hope you just enjoy singing these changing keys on this song.
What is the "movable Do system"?
I believe you remember you learned about the difference between major and minor in music in past lessons.
And I know some of you are now facing a kind of confusion at the rehearsals when you read the music and sing in Do Re Mi.
So, I will explain some of the things about what is movable Do in a couple of e-learning lessons!
Today, please take a look at this movie to start it off.
I hope you understood what is "movable Do system" with this, you can see how you sing the beginning of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" with movable Do system like "Do Do So So La La So, Fa Fa Mi Mi Re Re Do" in the various keys.
Fixed Do system
As you saw in this movie, there is another system for reading music called "fixed Do", and I was growing up with this (I can handle both as my job, however, I prefer fixed Do system). The difference of movable and fixed Do systems would be just like different coding languages.
I think some of the TICC members feel familiar to fixed Do if you learning the piano or other kind of musical instruments. It depends, however, I could say movable Do system is preferred in US, UK, Germany, and other countries, especially in the education of Kodaly method. Fixed Do system is preferred in South and West European district like France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, etc.
For next online lesson...
For more understanding, you will learn this funny music next time.
Please watch this as your preview!
The Orchestra (4)
Here are the videos you have had in the previous lesson. Let's listen to the first movie first. Then please do some reviews in the second movie.
You will hear all the parts all 5 times in this movie now.
I believe you have gotten along with all 5 parts now, so just enjoy singing all or your favorite part(s) with this movie!
"Bolero" by M.Ravel
I share this beautiful movie made by the New York Philharmonic musicians last year.
The music is starting with the snare drum very softly, and various musical instruments join one by one, just like you have been practicing in the previous lessons with "The Orchestra" song.
The Orchestra (3)
You have one more part with a high range of voice so I recommend you to do some warming up before you start. Go for it!
Violin is a string instrument. the strings are sounded either by drawing the bow across them or by plucking them. In this song, it sounds like played by the bow.
One by one...
You have learned all 5 parts.
In this movie, you can hear all the parts are adding one by one. Please try to follow the direction in this movie and sing all the parts in order.
Beethoven Symphony No.5
2020 was the 250 anniversary year of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all time, and his Symphony No.5 is absolutely one of the most famous not only in his work but also in all of classical music.
How many instruments can you find in this music?
The Orchestra (2)
Today you have Trumpet and Clarinet part, getting complicated melody, please practice with the repeating. If you feel hard to sing in Do-Re-Mi or lyrics, remember, you can just try to sing with mimic the sound of each instrument like "pa papa pa", or "la la la".
The Trumpet is also a brass instrument. it has a higher range than French Horn.
You can see the Clarinet is also a wind instrument, however, looks a bit different from French Horn and Trumpet, it is a woodwind instrument.
It is starting with the sound of Trumpet
You also had a video of this music with the "Line-Riders" version in lesson 2!
The Orchestra (1)
This is your new song "The Orchestra", please listen to this movie at first.
There are 5 kinds of musical instruments in it, can you recognize all of them?
If not, no worries at all, you will learn what do each instrument sound like one by one individually.
Drum is a percussion instrument, it can be said to mean a set of "timpani" in this song.
Please take a look the first movie, someone explaining about the timpani and you can hear what does the timpani sound like, and then, move on to the next movie. You will have just 2 notes (Do and So) in this part.
The French horn is a brass instrument.
Do you remember you had a "line-rider" video with the music from " Nutcracker" in lesson 14? You can often hear the sound of French horns playing the main melody in "Waltz of the Flowers". This part is staying on the same note (So) all the time in this song, so it is not hard at all!
Can you find French Horns and Timpani?
Finding Timpani would be tricky... please focus at 2:13 on the left side of the screen, you will find it!
Review of the scale ascending and descending
You had some training for ascending and descending scales in this term. Let's take a look at each once more in these movies.
Let's sing along, and something will happen...
Music for the Christmas!