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.
Clap or play along with triplet rhythms.
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.
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.
Identify and describe what the accent and staccatos are doing in the music.
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.