What if you the teacher, music and mummy mentors could combine Sight-Singing and Sight-Reading into one that brought in all the principles of Curwen, Kodaly Hand Signs and put them together with the Triple A Approach of the Emoji School of Music to making music learning SuperF.A.S.T! – for every Age – every Ability – every Aptitude?………. Sceptical? Excited? Emojis – Huh?! Might work – maybe try it!
Every picture tells a story. So picture this as our Poly-Modal Method of Multi-SENsory Music and Learning Difficulties combined with the 5 BILLION messages magic of Smiles sent every day (and that’s just Messenger alone!).
odaly, Curwen and Sarah Ann Clover believed in the power of learning the ‘musical language’ through multi-sensory learning. Today across the globe the universal language of Emojis – E = Picture Moji=Character – expresses emotions, thoughts, desires, reactions in pictures.
People OF ALL AGES love to express themselves in pictures we know as Emojis. It’s the new universal language of the world. So is music. We’ve put the two together! Want to help develop it, teach it, mentor it? You can – Love to talk and help if I can. Connect with me Kevin M Thomson – The Dynamic Dyslexic.
The Kodály method uses a system of movable-do solfège syllables for sight-singing: scale degrees are sung using corresponding syllable names (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, and ti). :155 The syllables show function within the key and the relationships between pitches, not absolute pitch.:45 Kodály was first exposed to this technique while visiting England, where a movable-do system created by Sarah Glover and augmented by John Curwen was being used nationwide as a part of choral training.:44 Kodály found movable-do solfège to be helpful in developing a sense of tonal function, thus improving students’ sight-singing abilities.:8 Kodály felt that movable-do solfège should precede acquaintance with the staff, and developed a type of shorthand using solfège initials with simplified rhythmic notation.:14
THEIR MOTIVATION SKYROCKETD
Will it work??…It did with the Minions “It worked wonders with my students….they are making my kids SO excited about solfege”
So try another Kevin – Kevin’s Minion Friends! Hear what happened when they got the Happy Hands from Ashley Williams on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Ashley Writes: This idea is not entirely mine – I saw many bulletin boards that looked just like this on Pinterest, but none of them incorporated Curwen hand signs, which I thought was a shame, so I drew up my own versions based on a popular Minion clip art design and made them do the correct hand signs.
This bulletin board is very useful! I had a first grade class that wasn’t very excited about doing hand signs, but we took a close look at the bulletin board together and they noticed that the Minions were making hand signs, and their motivation skyrocketed. You can do a lot of really fun activities with these Minions to get your students excited about making hand signs. I said, “This one’s name is Sol! Look how his hands are! When I call his name, can you put your hands like his?” It worked wonders with my students, and hopefully it will do the same for yours!