USE IN PRIVATE LESSONS OR GROUP CLASSES
Through card games and worksheets and quizzes, the material presented here is meant to reinforce patterns of rhythm, solfa, pitch names and notes on the staff.
The card games are good to use in group lessons. (Print on card stock and cut out pages 8, 9 & 10.)They can be played with one set, such as pitch names or joined up with other sets, such as pitch names and solfa, or pitch names and notes on the staff until finally with all decks.
Worksheets offer a break in a private lesson, or an activity in group classes.
Quiz Cards (cut out and in a basket from which the kids choose a card) can be a long or short activity – most useful to keep students on their toes. For classes - make teams and offer rewards for the correct answers.
After completing the worksheets and playing the card games,
a student will be able to play May Song by heart
and also with knowledge of the written music - the best of both worlds!
Page 1 Words 7 music in A major
2 Words and music in D major - appropriate for singing
3 Worksheet - fill in notes & solfa
4 Worksheet - fill in notes & fingering
5 Practise worksheet
6 Quiz - on staff (use with p.7 quiz )
7 Quiz - written
8 Puzzle - rhythm and solfa cards
9 Puzzle - rhythm and notes cards
10 Quiz Cards
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Origins of May Song
All birds are already there is one of the most famous German spring and children's songs. The text was written in 1835 by (1798-1874) and published in 1837 in his poems. In the same year, a first setting by . With the melody used today, the song was first published in 1844 under the title Frühlingslied in the songbook of the zu Hamburg . This melody was in the as a farewell song to the text Now so I travel away from here spread. The composer is unknown. 1847 the song appeared in the same compilation in forty children's songs by Hoffmann von Fallersleben after original and folk ways with piano accompaniment by . An alternative title is Alle Vöglein are already there .