On Wednesday we went to a theatre to see a Japanese play where a geisha was telling us a story accompanied by a flute and a harp.
In this picture we are waiting for the rest of the 5 years old to arrive.
WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY THIS WEEK LEARNING THINGS ABOUT JAPANESE MUSIC.
We started by learning the name of five japanese intruments:
We also watched some videos of all the instruments to learn how they sound and how they are played.
We also played the instruments on the cd player and the kids had to tell me with instrument it was.
LET'S BE MUSICIANS
Using chopsticks we explored their musical possibilities, (we tapped the floor with them, we beat them, we rub them...)
Kids chose two Japanese words TAIKO and KONNICHIWA. When hearing the word taiko kids had to tap the floor and when hearing konnichiwa they beat the chopsticks together. On the second picture you can see me following the rhythm.
After, we made a series of Taiko drumming: One kid chose a drill and the rest had to follow him beating the boxes as many times and the leader says.