In this lesson you will:
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.
Play poison melody with do-mi-so.
Echo every pattern except the poison pattern!
Play rhythm instruments along with the music. Choose one kind of instrument for the A section and a different instrument for the B section. This can also be done using body percussion.
Extension: Form cards are available in the resources. Give them to students and have them point to the sections.
Review the song with the note highlights video.
Do you remember the song? Sing along.
If singing the song in solfa is hard, listen to a line, then pause the video and sing it back.
Watch how to play the game!
Name the solfa notes for the song "Pass the Beanbag."
Do an instrument play along with "Viennese Musical Clock."
Substitute for the suggested instruments if needed.
A section - rhythm sticks
B section - triangle
C section - hand drum
D section - maracas
Teachers - you can slow the video using the "gear" wheel in the bottom right corner of the video frame.
Sing the chorus and create actions that go along with the words.
Now, wipe your shirt and tap your cap.
Touch your nose now clap, clap, clap.
Pull your ear then dust your pants.
Now you've done the third base coaches' dance.
The chorus repeats several times: first at a moderato tempo; then at an allegro tempo; and then presto.
Can you do the actions with the chorus at all three tempos?
Play along at different tempos. Use the teaching slides to review the tempo definitions.
Play along to this piece of music. Did the tempo change? It started slow (Andantino) and ended fast (Allegro).
Teach "Seven Up". This song is included to teach do re mi.
There is a new solfa note in "Seven Up." The note that is found between mi and do is re. How many re notes do you see in "Seven Up"?
Game Directions: Choose seven students to come to the front of the class to be “choosers.” The students all put their heads down, close their eyes, and hold their fists out. As you sing the song, each of the “choosers” touches the thumb of one student and returns to the front of the classroom. You may sing the song twice to give the choosers enough time. At the end of the song, the class sits up and those students who’ve had their thumbs touched, stand up. Each of the chosen students tries in turn to guess which of the “choosers” chose them. If they are correct, they exchange places. The game continues until all students have been chosen at least once.
Play Match the Melody with do-re-mi patterns.
Consider giving students a staff and bingo chips or counters. The students write the correct answer on the staff instead of telling you answer 1, 2, or 3.
This is a cookie sheet staff. The staff pdf in resources was trimmed 1/2" and covered with sheet protector laminating film.
The magnets stick to the cookie sheet.
A simpler staff manipulative for teachers to make is to copy the pdf onto cardstock and use pennies or bingo chips for "notes."
If your class has devices, they could use the melody composition tool or the staff tool to notate patterns.