Loud and Soft
Now our students can distinguish between their singing and speaking voices it’s time to fine tune that in preparation for work on pitch.
Initially we will use soft singing as our focus. If we ask them to sing loudly they will probably start shouting. So working on lullabies and soft singing will provide the necessary contrast.
Soft singing is vital for children to develop pitch control and to beautifully when singing together whilst still hearing themselves and not drowning or being drowned out by others.
The most versatile lullaby I use in my classrooms that provides unlimited potential for other activities as they move through the school is Starlight Star Bright.
Here is an extended video lesson on Starlight Star Bright from our “Not Just For Babies” musicianship series.