Assignments from 1/21 for 1/28
- Om laul
- We sang through the verses on 'loo' and 'lee,' noting the subtle changes in rhythms and pitch direction. We also practiced the chorus by tapping the rhythm and speaking it on the consonant combination "ch". Continue using these same practice tools this week on your own. Do not fall into the trap of singing each verse the same way!
- We also learned that the National Song & Dance Festival (called 'Laulupidu') happens every 5 years in Estonia, featuring a choir of 30,000 and audiences of up to 75,000 people! Our piece "Om laul" was performed at last summer's Youth Song & Dance Festival, where almost all of the performers, conductors, and composers were "children of freedom" who were born after 1991 - less than 30 years ago! Research the significance of this phrase - why are Estonian people born after 1991 called "children of freedom?" Write this information on your reflection sheet.
- Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
- Using the Langston Hughes poetry starting at m.27, this melody became our voicing tool. Everyone sang it in duets (people who were absent - you will go next Monday!). Next week we will use this same melody to re-voice our sections, so please keep it in your voice.
- Jarba, mare, jarba
- We added pronunciation for the first line of text and noticed that the different accents on the letter "a" change it's pronunciation.
- Practice this one section on text this week!
Jarba, mare jarba,
YAR-buh mah-ray YAR-buh
m-as dusje akasza,
mahs doo-zhe ah-KAH-suh
da nu pot, ka am zsurat.
da noo poht kuh ahm tsoo-raht