Music workshop

(notes taken at the Fall 2002 workshop in Salt Lake City,
by Judy Weber
)

 

You are your best visual aid

 

A song is a wonderful kind of thing

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Read Preface to song book

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Magnifying glass  (Sherlock Holmes style)

Maybe you just need to focus more clearly on what you already have. 

Use approved resources and follow suggestions for variety and teaching methods found in Teaching No Greater Call.

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Children can also be your visual aids, by acting the words!

 

(Nephi’s Courage CS 120)

 

The lord commanded Nephi (Helpers)   (Nephi Laban, Lemuel, Laman, Sam)

As we sing they act out part (You follow the actions of the person you would be)

 

Movement- the children need a time to move appropriately. Get the children involved with hand movements.  For the chorus do the following motions

 

 

I will go I will do
Legs clap left fist in air right fist in air

 

The things the LordI commands
Legs clap left fist in air right fist in air

 

I know the Lord provides
Legs clap ledt fist in air right fist in air

 

a way He wants me to obey
Legs clap ledt fist in air right fist in air

 

I will go I will do
Legs clap ledt fist in air right fist in air

 

The things the LordI commands
Legs clap left fist in air right fist in air

 

I know the Lord provides
Legs clap ledt fist in air right fist in air

 

a way He wants me to obey
Legs clap ledt fist in air right fist in air

 

 

Paper plate under chair

 

Word scramble

 

You’ve had a birthday

Ha     ppy      birth    day     to      you!

Legs  legs     clap    clap    snap  point

 

On a golden springtime

jr primary example 1st verse:

On a golden springtime underneath the ground A tiny seedling lay asleep until the sun shone round

 

Awake Awake O little seed Push upward to the light

 

2nd verse:

3rd verse:

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Boyd K Packer – replace negative thoughts with positive music ~ Hum your favorite hymn

 

Music can give you courage and peace

 

Story Friend Jan 1989 Megan lost in Korea- begins singing I am a child of God and Korean little girl comes and begins singing in Korean, takes her to her mother who helps Megan find her parents

                       

Music enables us to express spiritual feelings that we may have difficulty expressing through the spoken word.  Elder Boyd K. Packer said that  “we are able to feel and learn very quickly through music....some spiritual things that we would otherwise learn very slowly”

 

Church hymns and Primary songs teach gospel principles.  You can use them in almost any lesson to introduce or summarize an idea.  Primary songs allow children to bear their testimonies simply and beautifully.