Welcome to the Lowell Music Program!
2023 Bandarama Letter.docx
View or download our guitar song packet we use in class.
In grade 2, we're only just beginning. Over the next few weeks, we'll be using a simpler finger-number notation system to play familiar melodies.
In our older grades (3-5), we've spent several weeks last autumn learning to play the C-major scale using the traditional "thumb-under" technique. From there, we extended the lesson to include more difficult scales that include sharps and flats. This month, we're starting to read and play simple melodies and exercises in both the treble clef (right hand) and bass clef (left hand). Click below for printouts of some of the resources we use in this unit.
White Key melodies - finger notation
White Key melodies - standard notation
Songs we're Singing
Los Pollitos Dicen - traditional Latin American
A Tisket, A Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald
Rubber Blubber Whale - Si Kahn
Green Sally - Ranky Tanky
Mr. Sun - Raffi
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
Canoe Song - traditional round
Frere Jacques - traditional round
If I Were a Tree - traditional
I Had a Little Rooster - traditional
Skin and Bones - traditional
Blackbird - The Beatles
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
4th and 5th Grade Instruments
Macullen Byham (strings)
Michael Frontz (strings)
Maxwell Thew (winds, percussion)
Anthony Spano (winds, percussion)