Lesson 27 Product Description
Smart Singers! The S-Cubed Finale (Lesson 27 of the 27 Lesson Series)
This series is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with
Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden Pattern
My students love to be called “Smart Singers”. Sometimes I say to them while they are singing, “I am looking for the smart singers” or “I can SEE when you are listening”. They respond immediately by using their very best singing posture and trying to show me how “present” they can be. They respond well when we look for the best in our children, and it certainly helps their singing enormously. By using this positive approach that is such a big component of the S-Cubed Series, we encourage our students to dig deep and incorporate every technique they’ve learned. We want them be able to complete the two-part sight singing example successfully and absolutely independently! This has been our goal all along!
I decided to call the final lesson in the S-Cubed series “Smart Singers” because our students have certainly learned enough sight singing techniques to be deemed as such…and they respond so well to positive strokes. From the beginning, I’ve referred to S-Cubed as a philosophy as well as a method. “Smart Singers” reflects the positive and encouraging approach we’ve used throughout the method with our young singers.
In this 3-day lesson, the examples are custom-built to help reinforce our student’s ability to quickly recognize and listen for unison pitch while they sight sing in two-parts. We also learn how to use a technique called “Take that pitch”. We continue to review and reinforce the use of all of the approaches we’ve taught our students since we started sight singing in two-parts. We call Day 3 “Graduation Day” as our students attempt to sight sing a very challenging example that will incorporate the use of every skill they’ve been taught from the beginning.
Since this is the final lesson that I taught my own students before they went to their adjudicated festival to sight sing in two-parts, I decided to include direct video links to each of my four choirs as they worked through their sight singing examples at the event. I included the beginning 6th grade choir that I’ve filmed since August of 2013 as well as my 7th Grade Men’s Choir, 7th Grade Women’s Choir and my 8th grade Mixed Choir.
I’ve also included some information about my choral music program designed to give you insight into how I use S-Cubed with the students during their 2nd and 3rd years in the program. Perhaps in the future, I will share an S-Cubed Series 2!
In this lesson, you will receive:
*3 sight singing examples
*3 rhythm examples
*3 written/oral warm ups
*As always, you get links to customized video teaching tips for each daily lesson
*And you get videos of Mr D actually teaching some of the lessons to his beginners as he prepares them for their adjudicated festival event that is about 3 days away at the time these videos were created. At that event, they will have to successfully sight sing in Two-Parts at the level you are seeing in the examples included in this lesson!
I hope that S-Cubed has worked for you in your classroom!
The procedures in this Lesson are similar to all of the previous S-Cubed lessons: Written/Oral Warm Up/Two-Part Group Rhythm Exercise/Optional Forbidden Pattern and Follow the Hand/Sight Singing Tonality prep/Sight Singing Example.
This method is cumulative in nature. Teachers should begin with Lesson 1 and implement each lesson progressively and regularly.
Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is the 21st century way to improve how you teach Sight Singing. It is carefully progressive in sequence in a manner that encourages and increases the chances of success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. The daily success helps them to be more likely to enjoy the process of learning to Sight Sing.
The method is developed by a real teacher in a real classroom. S-Cubed is like a teacher workshop that includes lesson plans and lesson guidance by a teacher who is using it in his classroom everyday. These are real materials that are used in my classroom daily.
S-Cubed is the perfect system to use in the Chorus or General Music Classroom with inexperienced students. They will love “beating the page”!
One successful step at a time…The S-Cubed way! Start with Lesson 1 today, and with consistent implementation, your young students will be Sight Singing a capella in two parts with difficult rhythms and steps/skips combined in a matter of months just like the students in the video links.
We’ve come a long way! It’s all documented as I created these lessons in real time. Our little reality show is almost over! I hope the lessons are working for you!
It’s real. It’s proven. It works....the 21st Century Way!
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