Exploring Musical Skills, Folk Songs, and Folk Instruments with Jill Trinka.
Master teacher Jill Trinka created these remarkable concerts with first graders using folk songs and folk instruments as the means through which children exercise their singing, counting, aural, and literacy/reading skills.
This DVD features Trinka teaching folk songs and musical skills while introducing children to the folk guitar, autoharp, five-string banjo, and Appalachian lap dulcimer. Through the delightful folk songs and instruments, Trinka engages and develops musical responses from the children, working with them on vocal glissandi, matching pitch, in-tune singing, steady beat, listening, and inner hearing (audiating). They also explore text improvisation, movements and actions during listening, use physical action to show form, and compare sounds.
The childrenís critical thinking and logic skills are challenged with questions about the folk instruments. Throughout, there is attention to counting (strings, pegs, ìshoos,î hops, numbers, and animals) and reading (ìOver in the Meadowî and ìThe Crabfishî).
Throughout this DVD, you will have fun, engage your kids, and learn to apply these musical ideas to almost any teaching situation.
CONTENTS: Greeting and Vocal Warm-up; ìShoo Flyî and the guitar; ìJohn, the Rabbitî; the authoharp and ìOver in the Meadowî; stretch and review; ìThere Was a Man and He Was Madî; the banjo and ìJim Along Josieî; ìThe Crabfishî; the dulcimer and ìGo, Tell Aunt Rhodyî; ìGood-bye.î
Duration: 50 minutes