In this lesson, we review beat, pitch, dynamics, and the Solfa note names and signs. We teach tempo, and we begin learning to play “Rain, Rain” on our bells.
Tempo is an Italian word meaning “time.” It is how fast or slow a song goes.
We can change the tempo in many different ways. One way is to write the words “accelerando” (which means “get faster” in Italian) or “rallentando” (which means “slow down” in Italian) under the notes we are playing.
To listen to a beautiful song called the “Raindrop Prelude” by Chopin, go to this Delicious Music blog post about music and the weather.