This FlipChart walks students through the process of learning and practicing mi, re, do using the song Bow Wow Wow. Use across several lessons to prep, present, and practice mi, re, do! Not familiar with Bow, Wow, Wow? Find the lyrics and game at the bottom of this description!
The first page allows students to create the melodic contour of the piece by dragging the dogs from the left side over to each box separated by measures. (see thumbnail example)
The second page shows a 5-line staff with a do clef at the beginning. Above each staff is the stick notation and solfege letters for the first 3 measures of the piece, leaving the final "Bow wow wow" without solfege. Students can drag the different colored note heads to the appropriate line or space on the staff to match with the solfege written out. Then, after discussing how the final "Bow wow wow" has all three pitches close together, move each word to show where they would fit on the staff (second space, second line, first space - see thumbnail example).
The third and fourth pages look a lot like the 2nd except that the song is already notated on the staff. Use the 3rd page if you want students to read the solfege from the stick notation but see it on the staff also. Use the 4th page if you want students to read solfege from the staff only.
The fifth page also has the music already written out on the staff but allows you to switch out the final "Bow wow wow" words for their note heads, officially notating the final "Bow wow wow" as mi, re, do on the staff. (see thumbnail example)
The sixth and final page shows the complete song notated on the staff.
Lyrics - Bow, wow, wow! Who's dog art thou? Little Tommy Tucker's dog. Bow, wow, wow!
Game - Students stand in a single circle facing a partner.
Bow, wow, wow : alternate stomping/stepping feet in place
Whose dog art thou : shake pointer finger at partner
Little Tommy Tucker's dog : shake hands with partner while switching places
Bow, wow, wow : alternate stomping/stepping feet in place and then jump to turn and face the person behind you while saying, "Woof!"
Now you have a new partner and the game repeats. You can even continue to loop the game until everyone makes it back to their original partner, which my students love! We say, "Made it!" and put our hands up in the air.