Throughout weeks 5 & 6, we developed our understanding of dynamics with Dynamics Fish.
The students were to choose one fish at a time, without seeing which dynamics were hidden beneath…
Their percussion instruments and Rhythm Flash Cards were all set up for them…
They kept going until all four fish were turned over.
We then sorted the fish into VOLUME & SPEED (Tempo) columns.
Volume: Forte (loud) Piano (soft)
Tempo/ Speed: Lento (slow) Allegro (Fast)
We found that it’s easiest to play FAST & LOUD, and SLOW & SOFT.
FAST & SOFT and SLOW & LOUD are a little more challenging!
We then moved onto the piano to keep playing pieces using the Magical Music Maker.