I am a music teacher planning to introduce the concept of musical ornaments to a group of young children. I want to make this educational experience engaging and fun for them, and I'm seeking creative ideas and methods to effectively teach musical ornaments.
- Age Group: The children I'll be teaching are between 9-13.
- Skill Level: They are beginners with little to no prior musical experience.
What I'm Looking For: I want to teach musical ornaments in an engaging way. I want to inspire their curiosity and understanding of this musical concept.
Current Approach: Currently, I plan to start with the basics, such as explaining what musical ornaments are and giving them some examples from familiar songs. However, I'm open to new and creative teaching methods to make the learning experience more exciting.
I started teaching kids appoggiaturas as they have it in their music syllabus, but unfortunately they found it difficult and my students are questioning the use of ornaments and are asking why we can't simply notate the music in a more straightforward way. I found myself unable to provide a satisfactory answer, and I'm seeking advice on how to address their concerns and help them understand the importance and purpose of musical ornaments as I have to teach them mordents and repeat signs as well.
Desired Outcomes: My goal is to help the children recognize and understand basic musical ornaments like trills, mordents, and turns. I also want to instill an appreciation for these ornaments in music.