In this lesson, you will:
Sing the song and create movements.
Two arrangements are available here. The one in the Key of G may be easier for your students.
Teach the three short songs by rote. Try dividing the class into two groups and sing two of the songs at the same time. If successful, divide into three groups and sing all three parts at the same time. Review what polyphonic music is: music with two or more melodies played or sung at the same time. This is
explained on page 13 of the student books. This song is a simple example of polyphonic music.
Read the lyrics.
Think about what the song means.
What is the song about?
Is it a funny song or a serious song?
How do the words make you feel?
What is your favourite part of the lyrics?
Teach the melody of "Corner Grocery Store" by rote.
• Sing or play a phrase and have students echo.
• Combine phrases.
• Sing or play the whole song and have students echo.
Watch the video and sing along with the verses given.