Welcome to Sounds of Sortomme!
The original music of Pamela Sortomme!
We are devoted to bringing the joy of music closer to you with fun, original sheet music, MP3′s, activities, and more! Check back monthly for new music updates!
|“My Own Cook Book”
25 fun and easy, no-cook snack recipes with fun themes for children to make. A great gift idea. Purchase your download and make an easy-to-personalize cook book for your child, friend or student!
Updates! Learning Through Music packets; including MP3 files, and corresponding activity sheets!
Piano: In the Leafy Tree Tops, Onward Christian Soldiers, Nearer My God to Thee, I Am Special
Choral: The Wise Men Men, boys, and flute accompaniment. Little Jesus, Precious Savior.
$.50 songs! Penguins on Parade, Dancing Snowflakes Level 2 ad 3!
We offer many free downloads of sheet music, and recorded children’s songs with activity sheets to help your young children learn through music! Feel free to browse our music selections including piano pieces for levels primer-four, choral pieces, games and learning activities, awards for children, and even a child’s cookbook and coloring book!
Music Minute! Want to know some fun facts about the composing of some of these pieces? Click here!
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I tell my students that ” Making music is a piece of cake!” I use colored highlighters:
Pink and yellow - the cake : you want to have a tasty cake!
Blue- the frosting : frosting makes every cake taste even better!
Green- the decorations make the frosted cake look and Awesome!
Pink and yellow highlighters for notes: sharps, flats, accidentals, repeat signs, and markings note related.
I use yellow to mark the rests if the student is forgetting to play them.
Blue highlighters are for phrasing markings such as 8 VA, pedal markings, tempos and tempo changes, and articulation markings, such as
staccatos, fermatas etc.
Green highlighters are for all dynamic markings, p, mp, mf, f ff, crescendo, dimuendo etc.
I have the students make the music themselves , with my supervision (White Out is helpful for mistakes). This makes learning more effective than if I do it for them. By having them physically mark music it engages their attention and focus on learning and recognizing the
notes, key signatures, and markings in the music. It also creates a stronger memory. Plus it is really fun! Have you ever met a student who didn’t like to color on their assignment? Try it the students really enjoy this process.
Use this method on Changing Lanes-Primer, Rachel Has the Blues-Level 1, Crazy Song- Level 2, Gypsy Dance,-Level 3, It came to Pass- Level 4, and Banana Peel Blues- Intermediate piano pieces as well as any other music.
See previous Teaching Tips here!