Be sure to sing your songs to solfege before you listen to the soundfile.  You will develop better musical literacy skills that way.  Four items for you below.  Please do some work each day on these elements.

  1. Sight Singing Practice Sheets contain one page each of Grades 1-4 (RCM) levels of challenge.  This fall each singer will be assessed for your level of sight singing.  Ensure that all 4 pages have been solfeged and keys identified.
  2. Yo Lisa Goy  Translation: Nation will not lift up sword against nation.  Nor will they learn war anymore.  This piece is in the natural minor scale.  The other name is the Aeolian Mode.  We have been singing his scale in warm-ups. (l, t, d, r, m, f, s, l)

Note that Parts 1 and 2 cover the same range.  If you consider yourself a sop or an alto, you will be interchanging parts in this piece.  Practice the part you rehearsed in your seating plan for now.

Part 1:  Lo Yisa Goy Part 1-Sop

Part 2: Lo Yisa Goy Part 2-Alto

3. Wau Bulan   Translation and guide found on your music

No sound file is needed here.  You can read this. Practice with solfege and with text, as begun September 23 in rehearsal.  Then listen to the recording by the excellent Hamilton Children’s Choir.

4.  Ai Hai Yo

Continue to solfege this in C doh, both parts.  First page was done together yesterday.  Note that the melody uses the pentatonic scale, a scale we sing in warm-ups (d, r, m, s, l).  Try singing the first 2 pages on your own.  Always give yourself a staring note; no one expects you to have perfect pitch.

Have a healthy week, and do your theory homework with care.