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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 36 in your Middle School classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Sports

Middle School Lesson 36

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Concepts(s):
Beat, Scale
Themes(s):
Sports
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Teach the basketball routine for “Kernkraft 400”
  2. Watch the kids demo for “Kernkraft 400”
  3. Listen and do the basketball routine with “Kernkraft 400”
  4. Watch Koji Kobura’s cover of “Kernkraft 400”
  5. Read the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
  6. Sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
  7. Write a parody of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
  8. Optional: Play recorder baseball

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can create movement to music.
  • I can create new lyrics.

Teach the basketball routine for “Kernkraft 400”

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Unit Used: Basketball Performance Ideas

Teach the basketball routine for “Kernkraft 400”

Watch the kids demo for “Kernkraft 400”

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Unit Used: Basketball Performance Ideas

Watch the kids demo for “Kernkraft 400”

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Listen and do the basketball routine with “Kernkraft 400”

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Unit Used: Basketball Performance Ideas

Listen and do the basketball routine with “Kernkraft 400”

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Watch Koji Kobura’s cover of “Kernkraft 400”

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Watch Koji Kobura’s cover of “Kernkraft 400”

Koji Kobura creates a cover of "Kernkraft 400" using his digital audio workstation. This is a good link to electronic music that was discussed earlier in the year. How does the music change when Koji adjusts the dials on his keyboard?

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Read the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

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Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Read the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Read the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".

Sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

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Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Watch the video.

Replay the video and sing along!

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Write a parody of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

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Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Write a parody of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

A parody or musical parody is when you change the lyrics to something funny using the same melody of a song.

For example, you could sing "I hope we have ice cream for din-ner" to the tune of the first line of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
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You could try "I want to go to the beach, soon" or "I don't like to do home-work".

Continue writing your parody until you have a full verse.

The notation video for this song will help with the rhythms.

Does it rhyme properly?

Perform your parody for your family or friends!
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Record it and send it to your music teacher!

Optional: Play recorder baseball

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Game Used: Recorder Baseball

Optional: Play recorder baseball

Option: Instead of playing on the recorder, have students read the note names/solfege or play the pattern on a glockenspiel.

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