High / Low: (More high/low lesson ideas here.) - Students walk in a circle singing the first 8 measures. - On "Buy some..." students stand still, put hands up on "tea", then down to the floor on "me." - Use 2 instruments: one high and one low. Play them and ask the students to identify which has a high sound and which has a low sound. Then have students take turns playing them on the high words ("tea") and low word ("me"). For younger students, find instruments that demonstrate a big difference between the high and low, not just one octave. Some ideas for high/low instruments: High Sounds could be: High C' on Soprano Xylophone High C' on Glockenspiel Triangle Finger Cymbal Low Sounds could be: Low C on Bass Xylophone Low C on Resonator Bar Deep-sounding drum
1st / 2nd graders could sing the solfege syllables. Since they are focusing on mi, so and la, they could sing "high" and "low" for high and low do.
Older Students - Recorder notes: D, E, F#, A, B, D'