- Use the key filter to find specific songs.
- Use the solo function of the vocal track to check and help students memorize the sound of the notes.
Song suggestions: Any songs in the key of C.
Lesson starter: Start this lesson by drawing a C major scale on the whiteboard. You can open the song Let It Go by James Bay and use the empty staff at the beginning of the song to write the scale. Label each note name and practice singing through the scale with the class. You can sing using Solfege syllables(Do, Re, Mi), numbers or note names!
15 mins: Hand out pen and staff paper to all students in the class. Have each student write out the C major scale. Make sure they label all the note names. If some students finish quickly, they can also practice drawing the treble clef. They will use this as their guide for the main lesson plan.
Lesson plan: Now it’s time to put their note name knowledge to the test! Choose a few new songs in Solfeg.io in the key of C. Pick a part of the song where the vocal melody is present. Choose a student to come up to the board and label the notes of the melody. Repeat this a few times giving different students the opportunity to label the notes in front of the class. Students can use their own C major scale that they wrote down as a guide. Now head back to Let It Go by James Bay. Isolate the chorus and have some students label the notes. Now they can practice singing it using only the note names.
Singing the verse will be simpler, but singing the whole song without labeling the note names - a more advanced version of the lesson plan or an idea for the next lesson for which students can practice at home with Solfeg.io.
- Practice singing Let It Go by James Bay with note names.
- Write the note names for the verse and chorus of a new song in Solfeg.io.
- Choose a melody from a song in Solfeg.io that you really love. Using pen and paper practice drawing out the vocal line. Too easy? Find a more complex melody and continue to practice your musician’s penmanship!
Goal aims: Singing together with good rhythm and pitch; Understanding different musical elements and building blocks.