Summer is in full swing and our Vivaldi Seasons classes are celebrating Independence Day this month by learning all about the musical history of America. Students will explore our country by taking a tour across the USA through George Gershwin’s classic work “Rhapsody in Blue”, they will also hear historical and modern American folk songs, and study all things piano.
“She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain”, “Yankee Doodle” and “This Land is Your Land” are just a few of the many songs the Seasons classes will hear this month. Don’t forget you can find the entire playlist for each month on our Spotify profile. All of the folk songs heard in July will expand students’ vocabulary associated with America, patriotism, and American folklore as well as help students identify patterns and practice rhythm recall in different musical pieces.
George Gershwin’s 1924 musical composition “Rhapsody in Blue” will be a big focus in classes this month. This classical and jazz combination piece of music will teach students to discover the ways music can be used to represent different moods, personalities, cultures, and experiences. This Gershwin classic will introduce students to the piano, it’s sound and how it can be played. They will learn the variety of sounds the piano can make and be able to start note identification and begin to learn finger patterns on the keys.