Resting Tone!

posted Oct 18, 2013, 1:32 PM by Erika Novoselich   [ updated Oct 18, 2013, 1:36 PM ]
The resting tone is kind of like the home-base of a song. Most songs end on the resting tone. Students in lower grades often practice singing the resting tone of our songs in music class. Below you will see a first grade class and a second grade class doing resting tone activities. You'll notice that the first graders use a neutral syllable "bum" to sing the resting tone, but the second graders label the resting tone "la" because the song is in minor tonality.

First Graders Sing Resting Tone

Second Graders Sing Resting Tone