Sight Singing on “Amazing Grace”

Sight Singing on “Amazing Grace”

Aldonna Girouard
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Drury High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation

Level:

High School

Class:

Choral

Equipment:

computer, midi keyboard, software, printer

Duration:

15 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Basic understanding of solfege

NAfME standard of 1994Addressed:

NAfME standard of 1994: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

NAfME 2014: Performing 

NAfME standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

Materials:

Sight singing worksheet
“Amazing Grace” arr. Jack Schrader; Hope Publishing Co. GC1006C SATB

Objectives:

Students will sing “Amazing Grace” using solfege syllables with 90% accuracy.

Procedures:

Students will determine the key of the excerpts.
Students will write the solfege sylables below the music examples in section 1.
Class will discuss and review the examples.
Class will sing the example, using solfege sylables.

Evaluation:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the material by writing the solfege syllables on the worksheet and singing the music example.

Follow Up:

Students will locate the melody in the Schrader arrangement of “Amazing Grace” and sing, using solfege.

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