Review of the previous lesson
You had rhythm training in the previous lesson, please try this once again. This is a preparation for moving on to the next step.
As you know, it is getting faster little by little in this music (you can make sure with the "line rider" video in lesson 4).
Now, can you make your handclapping faster? Let's try!
Did you make them all?
So, please go back to the previous lesson and try to clap your hands with the "line rider" movie. Have fun and Happy Halloween!
Feel like Halloween?
This is "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Let's enjoy listening to music at first!
In this video, you can hear the main melody in the music of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" played by the sound of the bassoon. Please try to catch up the rhythm with hand clapping.
Please try to memorize this rhythm pattern, and this song will be continued in the next lesson!
La Ti Do Re Mi
This is a melody from one of the very famous singing training book "Fifty Lessons for the Voice" by Giuseppe Concone.
Listen to the first movie and then go to the second one. You can practice tis melody phrase by phrase with that.
You don't have to care about the "Do-Re-Mi" so far, Just try to sing with "la-la-la" or any kind of vowels.
Could you recognize this melody is starting with Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So, then move up to La-Ti-Do-Re-Mi?
How it follows Do Re Mi Fa So?
You have learned "Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So" in the previous lesson, and I know so many people know about how it follows So... it is like this; Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do.
Some of you would feel this scale is too simple, however, you can enjoy this with nice harmonies, please try to hum or sing in Do-Re-Mi with this movie.
You will hear the first note (Do) at first, and then you can start singing after 4 beats.
Ti or Si?
I am wondering if some of you might have a question about how you call the name of the notes like Ti or Si.
Both Ti and Si are correct. I know some of the people prefer to say "Sol" instead of "So" (actually I do!), and this is also correct. I need so many lines to explain why these are all correct, it would a kind of complicated... in the future, you could have some opportunities to learn about it, however, you can choose your preferred one for now.