Welcome to "Old House, Tear It Down," Lesson 4 for the Appalachian Dulcimer. This catchy blues tune uses call and response pattering on the e minor scale to introduce your students to a new and colorful sound while reviewing concepts of fret placement and note reading on the staff. A limited set of pitches, E G A B, helps students strengthen note and fret relationships. Included are note and pitch drills on the fret boards and staff, demonstration of dotted rhythms, and turn taking using call and response imitation. This song only uses two simple chords, e minor, and a barre, to help your students who have trouble with fretting a melody. Students will experience singing and playing a traditional blues, fretting a simple melody with syncopated rhythm patterns, and chording while singing. This includes a set of printable melody cards meant to be laminated and handed out to students. I hope you enjoy this product. Please Note: The Preview version is a pdf containing screen shot views of differing slides. Not all slides are included in the preview.
Also- While this lesson is geared towards the Appalachian Dulcimer, it would also work well for the Orff Instruments or Recorders especially.
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