1 Learn About the Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Learn about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
In this lesson, you will
Play Copycat with the music of Bach.
Zoom: choose students to create beat movements while the rest of the class copies.
If you choose several students, decide on a signal to indicate when to switch leaders.
In-person: Choose 4 students to be leaders. Give each student about 64 beats to be the leader.
Then, point to the new leader.
Watch the kids jump in on their birthday.
Zoom: have students stand up when it's their birthday.
In-Person: have students stand up when it's their birthday.
Create an accompaniment for the months with instruments.
Home: find 6 things to use for instruments - wooden spoons, metal spoons, etc.
In-Person: woods, metals, shakes, scrapes, drums. Everyone play the last 2 months.
Decide which instrument should play each set of months. For example:
woods - January, February
metals - March, April
shakes - May, June
scrapes - July, August
drums - September, October
all play - November, December
Sing the song, then perform the months.
Watch the lyrics and solfa highlights to see how the notes go.
Play the video again and sing along.
Trace and color the solfa notes for the song.
Create a new pattern using do-mi-so.
Sing or play your new patterns.
In-person: Teach the Orff arrangement for this song.