Grade 4 Lesson 27 (m.4)

In this lesson, you will:
  • learn to sing two songs:  Toembaii and Mist
  • You’ll compose rhythms that use 16th notes.
  • You’ll create and perform an ostinato.
  • You’ll compare mood in two songs.

Objectives

  • I can read songs with 16th note rhythms.
  • I can create and perform an ostinato
  • I can create a rhythm composition.
  • I can analyze and compare mood in two songs.

Teaching Procedure

1 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners.

For more details copy and paste these links into your browser

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

Https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1656&context=stu_hon_theses

https://www.luther.edu/oneota-reading-journal/archive/2012/learning-literacy-through-music/

Https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/663701/SA-DECS-Fluency-doc.pdf

2 Which Rhythm Do You Hear?

Play the Which Rhythm Did you Hear Game.

Play Level 6 and 7.

If these are rhythms that are new to you, start at Level 1 instead.

Song Used: Toembaii

3 Reading Rhythms

The song you are going to read uses 16th note rhythms.

In your classes you might use different rhythm names.

These are the rhythm names I use.

4

Song Used: Toembaii

5 Read the Rhythms of the song, "Toembaii"

Echo the rhythms with Mrs. Gagne.

I'll say the rhythms measure by measure the first time.

The second time, I'll say the whole line, and you say it back.

Song Used: Toembaii

6 Read the Rhythms for Toembaii all by Yourself

This time, read the rhythms for Toembaii by yourself.

7 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: Toembaii

8 Sing the song, "Toembaii"

Now it's time to learn the melody.

Listen to a line, then sing on the repeat.

After you've tried the song line by line, repeat and sing the whole song.

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Song Used: Toembaii

9 Use the First Line of the Song as an Ostinato

Use the first line of the song as an ostinato.

Try this body percussion as you say the words or the rhythms: pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat clap clap.

10 Try Your Ostinato with the Song

Try doing your ostinato throughout the song.

Challenge: Do your ostinato and sing the song all by yourself!

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11 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: Mist

12 Listen to the song, "Mist."

Listen to the song "Mist."

What do you think the song's composer was trying to convey in this song?

What is the song about?

Is the song fast or slow? Does it get faster?

Is the song loud or quiet? Does it get louder or quieter?

Play the song again, and try singing with the recording.

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Song Used: Mist

13 Compare Toembaii and Mist

What is the "mood" of the song, "Toembai".

What is the mood of the song, "Mist?"

Compare the mood of the two songs using the worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and write your answers down.

14 Assessment Suggestions

Your teacher will tell you what he/she would like for assessment.
These are some suggestions.

1. Have your student email you answers to mood comparison.

2. Screen shot your score in Which Rhythm activity

15 Music Education Is Important

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!