In this lesson Roger models how to teach your students to play a simple instrumental melody in do pentatonic in aabb form. Once they’ve learned the melody in F pentatonic, the students learn about transposition and play the melody in C pentatonic. Then we’ll add a bordun accompaniment and an untuned percussion ostinato. Lastly, students compose their own melodies in do pentatonic in aabb form.
We’re going to deliver the video of this lesson in four installments, with weekly installments throughout March 2019. In this first installment Roger prepares the students mentally and kinesthetically to work in F pentatonic. Then he teaches the students to play the melody through rote processes.
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This lesson is inspired by instrumental pieces in the Spielbuch fur Xylophone books. Here’s a link to check those out.