We learned some exciting things in class this week! Did your students show you the red dots on their fingernails? I'm sure they've washed off, by now, but you can use a red marker (or maybe a dot of red nailpolish) directly on their fingernails to help them line up their 1-3-and 5 fingers with C-E-and G on their keyboards. Hopefully you all saw the note to add the rest of the stickers for the red chord on their keyboard/piano at home. Now they are going to be able to start accompanying themselves. So exciting!
We also learned the correct "C position" for our right hands (they should be using just the right hand at this time). To help them remember, we came up with a little rhyme/melody. It goes:
"Thumb on C and a finger for each key"
Play and sing middle C for each note and on "-ger" go up the scale. In other words "CCCCCC-D-E-F-G" (or Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So). And played with the correct fingers (1,1,1,1,1,1,-2-3-4-5).
Let me know if you have any questions about this or the practice! So excited for them to get to start playing songs on their keyboards!