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9/8/16 Welcome to Second Grade Music!  Students in grade 2 will continue to stretch out their singing voices, always trying to achieve a gentle sound in a healthy way.  Second graders will be working with a lot of rhythmic notation (ie. quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes....)  Through our songs and rhythm chants, there will be opportunities to practice playing these rhythms on a variety of classroom percussion instruments.  We do a lot of rhythm work in preparation for third grade recorder playing.  Second graders also continue learning solfege (do,re,mi,fa,sol...).  Solfege helps students match pitch with their singing voice and includes hand signs that reflect pitches moving high and low.  Second graders will focus primarily on the notes, do, re,mi, sol, and la.  We will practice playing familiar melodies on xylophones.  Please do not hesitate to contact myself with any questions/concerns.