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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 14 in your Middle School classroom?

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

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

Middle School Lesson 14

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

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Echo rhythm patterns with triplets
  2. Review the bucket drumming arrangement for “March” from the Nutcracker
  3. Drum to “March” from the Nutcracker
  4. Review “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  5. Review the dance with “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  6. Identify where the tempo changes in “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  7. Identify the articulations in “Yesh Li Yadiyim”
  8. Teach “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  9. Learn about the song “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  10. Sort the rhythms for “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  11. Option 1: Teach the unpitched arrangement for “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  12. Option 1: Play the unpitched arrangement for “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  13. Option 2: Teach the recorder arrangement for “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  14. Option 3: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”
  15. Option 4: Teach the ukulele or guitar arrangement for “Il est né, le Divin Enfant”

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 play triplet rhythms.
  • I can describe the 12-bar blues.

Echo rhythm patterns with triplets

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Echo rhythm patterns with triplets

Clap or play along with triplet rhythms.

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

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Review 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 "March" from the Nutcracker.

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Review "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Review "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.

Review the dance with "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

Review the dance with "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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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.

Teach "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Song Used: Il est né le Divin Enfant

Teach "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

Have students read the rhythms using the rhythm names ta, titi, toooo. Teach the song by rote or have students sing the letter names or solfege.

If the language is difficult for you to teach your students, use the audio to rote teach. Pause after each phrase and have the students echo. Then repeat, pausing every two phrases for the students to echo. Continue in this way until the students can sing the song.

Learn about the song "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Song Used: Il est né le Divin Enfant

Learn about the song "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

Sort the rhythms for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Song Used: Il est né le Divin Enfant

Sort the rhythms for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

Option 1: Teach the unpitched arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Instrument Song Used: Il est né, le Divin Enfant

Option 1: Teach the unpitched arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

Option 1: Play the unpitched arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Instrument Song Used: Il est né, le Divin Enfant

Option 1: Play the unpitched arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Option 2: Teach the recorder arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Instrument Song Used: Il est né, le Divin Enfant

Option 2: Teach the recorder arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Option 3: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Option 3: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

Option 4: Teach the ukulele or guitar arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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Song Used: Il est né le Divin Enfant

Option 4: Teach the ukulele or guitar arrangement for "Il est né, le Divin Enfant"

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