You and your child will keep a steady beat as you accompany a couple of selections composed by John Philip Sousa (pictured at the left). Pay attention to the dynamics (loud and soft) and play accordingly. Get louder as the music gets louder, etc.
Note that these selections have a rather quick steady beat. In my experience, the children often think this is quite fun. If these are too fast, you can practice with whatever music you listen to around the house, first. After this success, you can come back and accompany these two pieces. Please also note that at the end of the American Patrol March, the piccolo gets rather loud and somewhat irritating to the ears of some. I would stop the video before it gets there if you have the volume up loud.
Washington Post March
American Patrol March
As you listen to music throughout the week, take the opportunity to practice keeping a steady beat and paying attention to the dynamics.
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