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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 5 in your Grade 3 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Form, Timbre of Unpitched Instruments

Grade 3 Lesson 5

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Concepts(s):
Beat, Form, Timbre of Unpitched Instruments
Rhythm(s):
q qr
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Introduction

In this lesson you will:

  1. Sing the “Hello Song”
  2. Echo do-mi-so (d m s)
  3. Optional: Write so-mi-do melodies on the staff
  4. Play Match the Melody (d m s)
  5. Sing “Pass the Beanbag”
  6. Sing “Pass a Beanbag” and play the game
  7. Option 1: Improvise a rhythm during the B, C, D sections
  8. Option 2: Write a 16 beat rhythm to play in the B, C, D section
  9. Option 3: Use the Rhythm Composition Tool to Write a Rhythm
  10. Sing “Shake the Papaya” and Play Instruments During the B and C Sections
  11. Discuss Rondo Form
  12. Watch Kids Play the Cup Game
  13. Did you recognize the Rondo Form?
  14. Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Sing the solfa for “Turkey Lurkey”
  15. Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Play the “Turkey Lurkey” Game
  16. Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Sing “I’m Thankful”

Extensions:

  • Listen to the song “Seasons” and identify the different dynamics used in the song.

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, play and move to music.
  • I can sing do-mi-so patterns.
  • I can compose and play rhythms.

Sing the "Hello Song"

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Song Used: Hello Song

Sing the "Hello Song"

Sing the echoes in the song.

Fill in the blanks with the names in your class.

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Echo do-mi-so (d m s)

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Practice Item Used: do mi so (d m s)

Echo do-mi-so (d m s)

Echo do-mi-so melody patterns.

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Optional: Write so-mi-do melodies on the staff

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Song Used: Pass a Beanbag

Optional: Write so-mi-do melodies on the staff

Optional: Print copies of the staff. Give each student pennies, bingo chips or markers to practice writing so-mi-do melodies.

A fun way to do this is to play "Match the Melody" and have students write their answers on the staff instead of indicating 1-2-3 with fingers.

Play Match the Melody (d m s)

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Game Used: Match the Melody

Play Match the Melody (d m s)

Play Match the Melody.

This is Level 3, game #6. Try other levels at the end of class if you like!

Sing "Pass the Beanbag"

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Song Used: Pass a Beanbag

Sing "Pass the Beanbag"

Read the song from the notation.
The students may be able to read the rhythms and the solfa (so-mi-do) notes.

Sing "Pass a Beanbag" and play the game

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Song Used: Pass a Beanbag

Sing "Pass a Beanbag" and play the game

Game Directions: Stand in a single circle. While you sing, pass a beanbag around the circle. One student is outside the circle holding a pair of cymbals. When the outside student crashes the cymbals, the person who is holding the beanbag is out and becomes the next cymbal crasher. If two people have hands on the beanbag, they are both out and share the cymbal crashing responsibility jointly. If someone drops the beanbag, they are also out.

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Option 1: Improvise a rhythm during the B, C, D sections

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Song Used: Shake the Papaya

Option 1: Improvise a rhythm during the B, C, D sections

Find instruments to play with Shake the Papaya during the B, C, D sections.

Consider having:
Woods - play the B
Shakes/Scrapes - play C
Drums play the D. (or have Woods, Shakes/Scrapes play together on the D)

Option 2: Write a 16 beat rhythm to play in the B, C, D section

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Song Used: Shake the Papaya

Option 2: Write a 16 beat rhythm to play in the B, C, D section

Print the composition template and have students compose a 16 beat rhythm to play during the B, C, D sections.

Find instruments to play with Shake the Papaya during the B, C, D sections.

Consider having:
Woods - play the B
Shakes/Scrapes - play C
Drums play the D. (or have Woods, Shakes/Scrapes play together on the D)

Option 3: Use the Rhythm Composition Tool to Write a Rhythm

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Song Used: Shake the Papaya

Option 3: Use the Rhythm Composition Tool to Write a Rhythm

Compose a 16 beat B section for "Shake the Papaya" using the composition tool. When you have a composition you like, copy it to a piece of paper.
Then practice playing it on your instruments.

Find instruments to play with Shake the Papaya during the B, C, D sections.

Consider having:
Woods - play the B
Shakes/Scrapes - play C
Drums play the D. (or have Woods, Shakes/Scrapes play together on the D)

Sing "Shake the Papaya" and Play Instruments During the B and C Sections

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Song Used: Shake the Papaya

Sing "Shake the Papaya" and Play Instruments During the B and C Sections

Listen to "Shake the Papaya" and play your composition on instruments during the B and C sections.

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Discuss Rondo Form

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Song Used: Shake the Papaya

Discuss Rondo Form

Watch Kids Play the Cup Game

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Listening Selection Used: “Viennese Musical Clock” from Háry János

Watch Kids Play the Cup Game

Watch kids play the cup game.

While you are watching, copy the movements for the B, C, D sections when the kids stop passing cups.

Find a plastic or paper cup. Try the cup game pattern that is used:
clap, clap, ti-ti ta (on the cup), clap, pickup, set down.
In the video the last move is to pass the cup.

Now try the cup game and the movement with the kids on the video.

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Did you recognize the Rondo Form?

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Listening Selection Used: “Viennese Musical Clock” from Háry János

Did you recognize the Rondo Form?

Show the form from "Viennese Musical Clock". You can use the interactive Form Tool below, draw it on the board, or print the responders and have the students show the form by raising up the right section's letter as they listen to the piece.

Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Sing the solfa for “Turkey Lurkey”

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Song Used: Turkey Lurkey

Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Sing the solfa for “Turkey Lurkey”

Optional: "Turkey Lurkey" (for Canadian Thanksgiving)
Watch the note highlights video to learn the words and the solfa.
This is another do-mi-so song - can you sing it in solfa?

Play the video again and sing the words and the solfa.

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Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Play the “Turkey Lurkey” Game

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Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Play the “Turkey Lurkey” Game

If time permits (or in a second lesson) play the "Turkey Lurkey" game.
This is a chase game.

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Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Sing “I’m Thankful”

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Song Used: I’m Thankful

Optional for Canadian Thanksgiving: Sing “I’m Thankful”

Optional: "I'm Thankful" (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

Draw and color a picture that shows what you are thankful for.

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