In this lesson you will:

  • Make a home made instrument
  • Compose a “B section” for your instrument
  • Play your instrument along with the videos

Objectives

  • I can write my own composition
  • I can play a homemade instrument along with a video

Teaching Procedure

1 Warm up your voices by echoing the Solfa pitches with the video

Use the video to warm up your singing voice

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2 Learn the melody to "Play That Rhythm"

Learn the melody to "Play That Rhythm"

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3 Make Your Own Instrument!

Look for things in your house that you can use for instruments.
If you found a bucket and sticks in last week’s lesson you could use those as your instrument for today.

4 Sing the song "Play That Rhythm"

Sing the song "Play That Rhythm.
When you get to the B, C, and D section improvise 16 beats on one of the instruments that you have found.

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5 Compose!

Write a 16 beat composition that you can play on your instruments as the B section of this song.
You can download and print the PDF composition template that is given or save paper and write your composition on a piece of paper

6 Play Your Composition!

Play the video of this song again and this time play your composition as the B, C, and D sections.

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7 Play The Song "Waddally Acha"

Listen to "Waddally Acha"
Play the video again and sing the song.

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8 Watch the Kids Demo

Watch the Kids Demo movie for the song Waddally Acha.
Find a Boomwhacker or a stick or a wooden spoon and try the movement that the kids are doing in the song.
If you have three or four people in your house you can try the movement with your family.

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9 Review last weeks module, or any of the songs you like!

Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.

Children improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.

Children will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!

Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.

10 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments

11 Music is literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!