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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 33 in your Grade 3 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: The Staff, Phrase Form, Timbre of Orchestral Instruments, Timbre of Voices, Form

You'll also cover the themes of: Friendship, Renaissance, Eras in Music, Building Character (SEL), Central America, North America, Our Musical World

Grade 3 Lesson 33

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Review the dance “Los Machetes”
  2. Play Poison Rhythm with 16th notes
  3. Echo sing drm s in F Major
  4. Teach “Someone’s Tapping”
  5. Learn the game for “Someone’s Tapping”
  6. Play the game and sing “Someone’s Tapping”
  7. Create a New Eight Beat Rhythm Pattern
  8. Option 1: Play “Someone’s Tapping” on Boomwhackers
  9. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Someone’s Tapping”
  10. Play Along with “Calata”
  11. Listen and respond to “Calata”
  12. Listen to “Just Friends”
  13. Play “Musicplay Heist”

Extensions

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform rhythms and melodies.
  • I can listen and respond to music.

Review the dance “Los Machetes”

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Unit Used: Grades 3 and 4 Dances

Review the dance “Los Machetes”

For this dance you'll need a pair of sticks.

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Play Poison Rhythm with 16th notes

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Practice Item Used: 12 q qr Q h qttt

Play Poison Rhythm with 16th notes

Have fun playing poison rhythm with 16th notes.

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Echo sing drm s in F Major

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Practice Item Used: do re mi so (drm s)

Echo sing drm s in F Major

Echo the solfa.

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Teach “Someone’s Tapping”

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Song Used: Someone’s Tapping

Teach “Someone’s Tapping”

“Someone’s Tapping” is a guessing game. Depending on the reading abilities of your students, teach the song by rote or have the students read the solfa and the rhythms.

Ask the students to tell you how they can guess who is singing. They can tell who is singing because every person’s voice has a different “timbre.” Tell them that adult and children’s voices have different timbres.

Have the students show the phrases with arm motions. Each phrase is one measure. Ask the students which phrases are the same and which are different. Label the phrase form with shapes or with letters: a b a' c.

Learn the game for “Someone’s Tapping”

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Song Used: Someone’s Tapping

Learn the game for “Someone’s Tapping”

This is a guessing game with two guessers. Guessers sit with backs to the class. The teacher must select two soloists to sing the solos. Each guesser gets one guess. The students who sing the solos become the new guessers. Sometimes the guessers get confused and listen to the wrong solo. To avoid confusion have them face the blackboard and in front of them print:
Solo 1: Who could it be?
Solo 2: Just try stopping me.

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Play the game and sing “Someone’s Tapping”

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Song Used: Someone’s Tapping

Play the game and sing “Someone’s Tapping”

Sing the song "Someone's Tapping."

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Create a New Eight Beat Rhythm Pattern

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Song Used: Someone’s Tapping

Create a New Eight Beat Rhythm Pattern

Create a new eight beat rhythm pattern using the rhythms that work in the song "Someone’s Tapping."

Choose body percussion or Choose homemade instruments to play your rhythm pattern!

A print version of this activity is given in supporting resources.

Option 1: Play “Someone’s Tapping” on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Someone’s Tapping

Option 1: Play “Someone’s Tapping” on Boomwhackers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Someone’s Tapping”

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Song Used: Someone’s Tapping

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Someone’s Tapping”

Playing and Creating: Have the students create a new melody for the song in F pentatonic.

Play along with “Calata”

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Listening Selection Used: Calata

Play along with “Calata”

If you have a hand drum, play along with a drum.

If you are home, find something to use for an instrument, or play along with body percussion (clap, pat, stamp, snap).

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Listen and respond to “Calata”

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Listening Selection Used: Calata

Listen and respond to “Calata”

Listen to "Calata."

Can you answer some of the questions in the listening log?

In this piece you hear a Recorder, a Tambourine, and a Viol da Gamba which looks like a Cello.

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Listen to “Just Friends”

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Song Used: Just Friends

Listen to “Just Friends”

Introduce this song by having a class discussion about the qualities that students look for in a friend. Have the class brainstorm and make a list on the board of the qualities that make someone a good friend. Some ideas might include: kind to others; loyal; trustworthy; honest; fun to be with. Ask the students to listen to the song and list the qualities of friendship that are given in the song.

Teach the song by rote. This song is included to provide an opportunity to discuss friendship as a part of social-emotional learning. (SEL)

Discuss the form of the song.
- Introduction: ask the students to tell you what instrument plays the intro (piano)
- Interlude: there is an instrumental interlude in this song. Which instrument plays the melody? (sax)
- Chorus: the chorus uses a call (Just friends) sung by the choir, then a response by the adult male singer.

A ballad is a song that tells a story, and it can be dramatic, funny, or romantic. This is a slow ballad about friendship. The word ballad comes from medieval French balade, a dancing song. Ask the students to tell you what the song makes them think of, or how it makes them feel.

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Play “Musicplay Heist”

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Game Used: Musicplay Heist

Play “Musicplay Heist”

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