This week we finished up working with "Ensemble 1", which is an ensemble that combined three different drum parts, a shekere part, as well as an acousti-block part, too! During our work with "Ensemble 1" students focused on musical concepts such as playing dynamically and together in an ensemble setting.
Today (Friday) we started work with our second ensemble called "Take Time in Life". This piece comes from the country of Liberia. Students will combine singing, movement, dancing, and clapping along with several percussion parts during this ensemble. Today we learned the melody to the chorus and disucssed the meaning behind the song. Ask your student if they can remember what the meaning behind the chorus is!
Check back next week to see a video of us performing "Take Time in Life"!