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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 7 in your Grade 5 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Form, Articulation

Grade 5 Lesson 7

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Concepts(s):
Form, Articulation
Rhythm(s):
h q qr
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warm up with Body Percussion Lesson 9
  2. Play the Game: Which Rhythm Do You Hear?
  3. Play rhythm erase
  4. Review “Alabama Gal”
  5. Play the Orff Arrangement with “Alabama Gal”
  6. Teach “Ghost of Tom”
  7. Do the actions for “Ghost of Tom”
  8. Optional: Play guitar or ukulele with “Ghost of Tom”
  9. Play the ‘Major or Minor’ Game
  10. Play along with “Theme from Opus 4”
  11. Play along with “Variation 4”
  12. Play along with “Variation 6”
  13. Complete the worksheet for the Theme & Variations

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 perform and create percussion.
  • I can listen, play and respond to music by Bizet.

Warm up with Body Percussion Lesson 9

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Instrument Song Used: Butterfly Clap

Warm up with Body Percussion Lesson 9

Body Percussion Lesson 9

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Play the Game: Which Rhythm Do You Hear?

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Game Used: Which Rhythm Do You Hear?

Play the Game: Which Rhythm Do You Hear?

Read and practice syncopated rhythms.

Play rhythm erase

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Play rhythm erase

Do you know what song this is from?

Review "Alabama Gal"

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Song Used: Alabama Gal

Review "Alabama Gal"

Play the Orff Arrangement for "Alabama Gal"

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Song Used: Alabama Gal

Play the Orff Arrangement for "Alabama Gal"

Creative Ideas: Invite the students to improvise melodies between the verses.

Teach "Ghost of Tom"

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Song Used: Ghost Of Tom

Teach "Ghost of Tom"

Teach "Ghost of Tom" by rote.
Alternate words if you don't want to sing "ghost" - Have you seen the skeleton? Long white bones with the flesh all gone.
Ooo ooo ooo ooo. Wouldn't it be chilly with no skin on.

Do the actions for "Ghost of Tom"

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Song Used: Ghost Of Tom

Do the actions for "Ghost of Tom"

Watch the kids demo and try the movements to "Ghost of Tom"

Try singing the song and doing the movements.

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Optional: Play guitar or ukulele with "Ghost of Tom"

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Optional: Play guitar or ukulele with "Ghost of Tom"

Optional: Play guitar or ukulele with "Ghost of Tom"

(Play along videos are available under the Instruments section. Search for Ghost of Tom and you'll see one under Guitar, one under Ukulele in C, and one under Ukulele in D.)

Play the 'Major or Minor' Game

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Play the 'Major or Minor' Game

Ghost of Tom is in a minor key.

Some people think that music in a major key sounds happy, and music in a minor key sounds sad.

Play the 'Major or Minor' game. Try both Level 1 and Level 2.

When you get an answer right, you'll melt the snowman.

Play along with "Theme from Opus 4"

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Listening Selection Used: Theme from Variations on “Nel cor piú”

Play along with "Theme from Opus 4"

The next four procedures are all related and will be discussing the form Theme & Variations.

"Theme and Variations" is a form in music. It starts with a "theme". This theme can be short or long but usually it's easy to remember.

Can you sing the first part of the theme? Can you play along with this theme?

Discuss the piece. Is it fast or slow? (moderately slow) Is it loud or quiet? (mezzo forte - mezzo piano)

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Play along with "Variation 4"

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Listening Selection Used: Variation 4 from Variations on “Nel cor piú”

Play along with "Variation 4"

Play along with Variation 4.

About the form: Once the theme is introduced, the composer plays it again but with a twist, like changing the melody or rhythm – this is known as "Variation 1." Then, they play the theme once more, but this time, they give it a different twist, making "Variation 2."

This is Variation 4. Is it fast or slow? (slow) What instruments did you hear? (flute and piano)

How was it different from the theme? (minor, slower, embellished it with more notes, trills)

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Play along with "Variation 6"

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Listening Selection Used: Variation 6 from Variations on “Nel cor piú”

Play along with "Variation 6"

Play along with Variation 6.

This is Variation 6. Is it fast or slow? (faster)

How was it different from the theme? (faster, many more notes)

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Complete the worksheet for the Theme & Variations

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Listening Selection Used: Theme from Variations on “Nel cor piú”

Complete the worksheet for the Theme & Variations

Have students complete this worksheet as they listen and discuss the Theme & Variations.

Ways to vary a theme: tempo, rhythm, key signature, dynamics, melody, time signature.

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