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Kage bunshin no jutsu!
Ding ding!
...music ninjas,
to another episode of TwoSet Violin.
We're gonna go serious,
and teach you the hidden art
of music hand sign languages.
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Today, we are going to learn
how to do solfège.
- With the hand signs. - Yes.
So for those of you that don't know,
solfège is a way to help...
- ...get people started with music. - Mhmm.
The thing is, there's also hand signals for it.
And so we're gonna go through them.
Recap it, I think I learnt it a long time ago.
Let's recap it, learn it together,
so you guys know your
- do-re-mi solfège hand signals. - Yes.
Preschool Prodigies!
Dude, we're in. This is our school.
Dude, they look like...
Brett: Xue Hua Piao Piao face head.
It's been a long day.
Ding ding!
Oh, it changes.
Ooh! We can do dynamics.
More dynamics than a brass player!
Just kidding. Just kidding. Just kidding.
- Everyone's like, "You guys are roasting everyone." - I know.
I said, "No we're not!"
I mean, maybe we are.
Anyway, we're doing everything we can
- to procrastinate for learning this. - I know, I don't really wanna start.
Hey everyone, and welcome to
- a very special episode of Preschool Prodigies. - Hi!
Today, we're not playing any songs,
but we are gonna be talking about something
very important: the solfège hand signs,
which are technically called the Curwen hand signs.
- Curwen hand signs! - Curwen!
I didn't know that.
So the Curwen hand signs start out down here,
with two little fists kinda by your waist.
And we like to sing...
You try it.
(all) ♪ Do ♪
Video: Again!
(all) ♪ Do ♪
Did he just—?!
- Did he just do a whoa? - Yeah.
(both) ♪ Do ♪
Then we go from that strong do to a rising tone.
You sing.
- Dude, he looks like... - Yeah!
Looks like, um... You know Dragon Ball Z, that dude?
Tri... Tri-blast?
♪ A re ♪
Oh, oh!
(both) ♪ A re ♪
We should take this seriously.
- Education, very serious. - Yeah.
Nice job! Then we get flat hands for...
Why is he making that face?
(both) ♪ Mi ♪
- You gotta do it. It's part of it. - Oh, yeah.
Sing it with the sign.
Dude, dude, dude. You know what's funny?
- His mouth is like... Yeah! - His mouth!
Eddy: His mouth's like, mi~
And his eyebrows.
- ♪ Mi ♪ - Mi mi mi...
Flat hands are nice, 'cause it shows us that
mi is a sort of a restful tone, or a peaceful tone.
- Is it? - I have no idea.
Then we do a thumbs down for the inspiring tone...
Why is it inspiring?
Yeah, why is fa inspiring?
Why is he stereotyping notes?
- Geez, dude. - Yeah, keep them all equal!
- Yeah! Like, each note... - I don't want a kid being like,
"I only play fa."
"Cuz it's inspiring."
You sing.
(all) ♪ Fa ♪
Video: Yeah!
(all) ♪ Fa ♪
♪ Thumbs down, for... ♪
Thumbs up for...
You sing.
(all) ♪ Sol ♪
Sol is the grand tone, or the bright tone.
Then we go from sol up to...
♪ La ♪
♪ La ♪
He looks traumatized.
♪ La ♪
- Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la. This is the weirdest one. - ♪ La ♪
- Yeah, this is weird. - I mean, hey.
I mean, it's a little bit more comfortable than this.
- It's a bit annoying. - Yeah.
La is kind of the sad or the weeping tone.
Excuse me, that's the note we tune.
- It's our open A string! I know! - Yeah, it's like, leave our open A string alone.
From la we keep on going up like this, to...
It's like the...
- Nah, I think you're mixing trends, bro. - Oh, really?
- I think this is the... - I'm getting old.
Oh, yeah!
(all) ♪ Ti ♪
Ti is sort of the piercing tone,
and ti is kind of a rising tone also,
'cause it really wants to go up to the higher...
Let's try.
(all) ♪ Do, ti, do, ti, do... ♪
Dude, that's a TikTok trend as well.
Oh yeah!
(both) ♪ Do ♪
- ♪ A do ♪ - ♪ Do ♪
So we started out with do, and we ended with do.
And that's because the musical notes always
repeat in a pattern.
We start with do, we end with do.
We can sing some higher notes -
What about the accidentals?
Actually, when you learnt it,
did you learn moveable or fixed?
- Fixed. - So if it's...
If we're doing a D major thing,
how would we do F sharp?
Oh, that's so confusing.
- I hate the moveable do. - Fi... Yeah.
- But I hate moveable do too. - Yeah.
Brett: Comments are turned off!
- People disagree. - Yeah, probably.
Well, let's see. Solfège...
...hand signs for accidentals.
- Oh, ra. Do, di. - Depends if it's a D flat or...
- C sharp. - ♪ Do ♪
- Eddy: Is that it? - Brett: Dude, that's so...
- Eddy: I think it's just more angled. - Brett: Is that D sharp?
What the heck?
Oh right, cuz you open it.
♪ Fa ♪
I thought his fa was open. Anyway.
- Alright. I'm gonna need this... - Oh nah.
...cheat sheet.
Alright! Now we're going to practice our...
...basic solfège.
Let's just play some beginner stuff.
That doesn't look beginner for solfège.
I guess since I have my violin on me,
- you can try first. - Okay.
This is re, right?
- ****. - No, that's ti.
♪ Re sol la ti do re ♪
♪ Sol, s... ♪
Oh, sol.
- ♪ Sol ♪ - Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah.
♪ Mi do re mi fa ♪
- ♪ Fi. Fi fi ♪ - Oh! ♪ Fi fi ♪
♪ Sol ♪
- F sharp! - ♪ Fi, fi ♪
S... Oh, s...
Dude, that's hard.
Should I try a different piece?
- Yeah, try a different piece. - Yeah, let's try a different one.
I'm gonna do Xue Hua Piao Piao.
- Yeah, just do that! - Do you know it?
- Do you know the... - How does the melody go?
Ding -
I can't believe we learned this.
How fast can you do it?
- Do re mi fa. - Do...
- I've already for— Alright. Do, re, mi. - Do. Re.
But oh, with one hand!
(both) ♪ Do, re, mi ♪
Fa, sol, la...
- Fa, sol, la... - Ti, do.
Ti, do.
We can make a dance out of it!
♪ Do, re, mi, fa, sol... la, ti, do ♪
♪ Ti ♪
♪ Ti, do ♪
♪ Ti do, ti do ♪
Just like TT.
Just like...
Just like TT...
♪ Just like TT ♪
- Just~ G. - What's the note?
(both) ♪ G ♪
- ♪ A. Ti, ti ♪ - Oh. ♪ G, A, ti ♪
♪ G, A, ti, ti ♪
- Oh, wow. The possibilities are endless! - Oh my god.
Wow, guys. This is a new choreograph. The do...
Oh! Do, re—
- Doe, a deer, a female deer. - Yeah.
- Everyone knows that, right? - Yeah.
(both) ♪ Doe, a deer, a female ♪
♪ Fe... ♪
- Oh, ****. - Fi, fi's down.
- Mi, mi. Female. Yeah, yeah . - Oh. Mi. Oh yeah, fe, oh f...!
- Oh, you're saying "fe," but it's mi. - You're saying "fe," yeah.
Oh, that's annoying!
Brett: Oh... That's...
- Brett: That's like... - Eddy: Can you imagine?
Brett: Oh, it's gone out.
Brett: Oh wait, there's no battery.
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Learning Musical Hand Signs

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李芷凝 published on July 13, 2020
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