We started with the first phrase and they did very well with the phrases from their previous lesson. Phrase 13 was tricky so I got out the Ni Pa Vou cards and we wrote the pitches out above the phrase. We did one note at a time, starting at the beginning and repeating up to the note that we were on. I forgot to take a picture, but this is what it looked like.
After the Parallage Phrases I gave them their new interval card for "up 2" and we played fine to put them in order. As far as I know this symbol doesn't have a name, so I told them it was an oligon with a kentema below it.
After that, the girls really wanted to chant some real music. I had brought some music from matins with me and decided to show them the Evlogetaria. Although this isn't the easiest hymn to read, I find that if you go to matins it is one of the easiest hymns to learn by ear. I chanted it and they joined in with me some. The eldest, who had gone to matins the last two Sundays, then chanted some on her own. I'm pretty sure she was mainly attending to the words and not to the notation, but what she remembered was pretty accurate. Her melodies weren't exact but they had the overall sound of what the Evlogetaria sounds like. My guess is that during the week she will look at the notation more carefully and might be able to chant some parts of it correctly. I am interested to find out at our next lesson!
Overall, I thought that the lesson was quite long. Their enthusiasm never waned though and we covered a lot of material. At this rate I will be out of Parallage Phrases after two more lessons! These lessons also make me curious as to how quickly an adult would progress through through the material.