- Isolate the vocal track using the volume controls
- Slow down the tempo using speed control
- Use the loop function for practicing
Lesson starter: Choose an unmistakable chorus melody from the Solfeg.io song library. Set the chosen section of the song on repeat using the loop function. Sing the repeated section yourself, and then have the students sing back to you. Continue with call and response until the students can sing the melody on their own.
15 mins: Students can learn the melody in the voice and on one more instrument capable of playing melodies. Give each student a chance to sing or play them with Solfeg.io’s song player.
Lesson plan: Discuss with the class what a melody is and how it works. Play two different melodies and ask questions like what do the melodies have in common? What makes them different? Choose a song from Solfeg.io that the students have never heard before. Give them a challenge and see if they can make up their own melodies on an instrument or in their voices. Use Solfeg.io as a backing track.
- You can sing almost anywhere! Practice singing different melodies in Solfeg.io
- Find three catchy melodies in Solfeg.io, write down your own descriptions of the melodies and explain why you think they are catchy, share your findings with the class.
- Write a melody of your own. You can use Solfeg.io as a backing track.
- Using a single line, draw the melody on a piece of paper the way you hear it.
Goal aims: Singing together with good rhythm and pitch; Playing melodies, bass lines, rhythms and chord progressions; Understanding different musical elements and building blocks; Personal musical expressions and performance.
Song suggestions: 7 Years-Lukas Graham, Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen, There For You-Martin Garrix