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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 13 in your Middle School classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Our Musical World, Winter

Middle School Lesson 13

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Concepts(s):
Articulation, Beat
Themes(s):
Our Musical World, Winter
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the song “Santa’s Coming for Us”
  2. Review the choreography for “Santa’s Coming for Us”
  3. Do the full choreography for “Santa’s Coming for Us”
  4. Teach “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  5. Learn about the song “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  6. Learn the dance with “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  7. Identify where the tempo changes in “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  8. Identify the articulations in “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  9. Echo rhythm patterns with triplets
  10. Teach the bucket drumming arrangement for “March” from the Nutcracker
  11. Drum to “March” from the Nutcracker
  12. Teach “Angels”
  13. Teach 1st and 2nd endings
  14. Option 1: Teach the ukulele and guitar arrangement for “Angels”
  15. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Angels”

Extensions:

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can describe the woodwind family.
  • I can play triplet rhythms.

Sing the song "Santa's Coming for Us"

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Song Used: Santa’s Coming for Us – Performed by Sia

Sing the song "Santa's Coming for Us"

The lyrics are in the music video. Try to sing along with the music video.

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Review the choreography for "Santa's Coming for Us"

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Song Used: Santa’s Coming for Us – Performed by Sia

Review the choreography for "Santa's Coming for Us"

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Do the full choreography for "Santa's Coming for Us"

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Song Used: Santa’s Coming for Us – Performed by Sia

Do the full choreography for "Santa's Coming for Us"

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Teach "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Teach "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

This is a Hebrew action song. On the chorus ("Lai, lai, lai, lai ..."), a leader makes up an action and the class copies, or you can perform the dance that is suggested. Students should read the rhythms and sing the letter names for this song. Practice the song before teaching the dance or playing the Copycat Game.

Learn about the song "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Learn about the song "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Learn the dance with "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Learn the dance with "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

I have hands that clap clap clap. (Clap partners hands 3x)
I have feet that stamp stamp stamp (Stamp feet 3x)
I have knees that pat pat pat (Pat knees 3x)
Let’s make a small circle and wait (Join hands, make a small circle and wait)
Sing the “lais” and skip around the circle. (Raise both arms on the “Heys!” After each, change direction.)

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Identify where the tempo changes in "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Identify where the tempo changes in "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Identify the articulations in "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Identify the articulations in "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Identify and describe what the accent and staccatos are doing in the music.

Echo rhythm patterns with triplets

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Practice Item Used: 19 qsr

Echo rhythm patterns with triplets

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Teach the bucket drumming arrangement for "March" from the Nutcracker

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Teach the bucket drumming arrangement for "March" from the Nutcracker

Learn to desk drum or bucket drum to "March from the Nutcracker".

Find something to use for a bucket and for sticks.
For a bucket, you can use an ice cream bucket or a cardboard box, or you can drum on the top of your desk.

If you drum on a foam sheet or a piece of a yoga mat, the sound will be quieter.

You can put a foam sheet or piece of yoga mat on top of your desk or on the top of your bucket.

If you are desk drumming
top = top
rim = edge of the desk
click = click

Drum to "March" from the Nutcracker

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Drum to "March" from the Nutcracker

Drum to the "March from the Nutcracker".

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Teach "Angels"

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Song Used: Angels

Teach "Angels"

Teach the song by rote. Use the music to teach about repeats and 1st and 2nd endings.

Teach 1st and 2nd endings

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Song Used: Angels

Teach 1st and 2nd endings

Option 1: Teach the ukulele and guitar arrangement for "Angels"

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Song Used: Angels

Option 1: Teach the ukulele and guitar arrangement for "Angels"

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Angels"

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Song Used: Angels

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Angels"

Creative Ideas: Have the students improvise a four-bar introduction to the song on soprano and alto metallophones accompanied by the BX/BM part.

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