In this lesson you will

Review:  #46 “Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums” – improvise so-mi patterns

Move to Bach:  Goldberg Variations #4 and 56, Bach – listen, move, create, respond, analyze

Learn song #51. “I Like to Play the Instruments” – read, sing, compose, play,

Learn the singing game #52. “Oliver Twist” – sing, move, create, experience 6/8

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can analyze and describe music
  • I can compose and perform

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo do mi so patterns in D

Echo do mi so patterns in D

Have students take turns improvising so-mi or do mi so patterns and the class echoing.

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Song Used: Apples Peaches Pears and Plums

2 Review song #46 "Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums"

Sing along with song #46 "Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums"

Play the game - jumping in when your birthday comes!

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3 Skip to the song, "Apples Peaches Pears and Plums"

This song is a skipping rhyme.

If you have a skipping rope at home, try skipping to the rhyme.

Stop on your birthday month!

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4 Play Copycat with the music of Bach - Goldberg Variations #4

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 8 measures of 3/4 to be the leader. Then, point to the new leader.

The first section has a tricky rhythm, so you might need to be leader for section 1.

5 Play Copycat with the music of Bach - Goldberg Variations #5

Choose new copycat leaders for Variation #6.

This variation has a steadier beat in the first section, so you can use all student leaders.

Ask the children to listen for how the music in the two examples is similar and how it is different.

6 Variation #4 - look for what is similar and different

This is a visual of Variation #4

Compare this to the visual of Variation #5 that follows.

What do you notice that is different?

7 Variation #5 - look for what is similar and different

Compare this to the visual of Variation #4.

What do you notice that is different?

There are many 16th notes in the right hand of Variation #5!

Listen again to Variations 4 and 5. Can you hear the fast 16th notes in Variation 5?

Song Used: I Like To Play The Instruments

8 Learn song #51 "I Like to Play the Instruments

Listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along

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Song Used: I Like To Play The Instruments

9 Compose a 16 beat rhythm composition to use as a B section

Use the interactive composition tool to create a B section for the song.

Use Level 2 for this composition.

When you are happy with your composition, copy it onto a piece of paper.

Play it for your teacher. (To save time teachers might have a group practice)

Go back to step 7, sing the song with the recording and play your composition as the B, C, D or E section.

Note to teachers: While it's possible to have students split the screen to play and compose on the same device, I think it's good practice for Grade 2 to write down their composition. Bach had to draw the staves and write out all of his compositions. If you want to teach students to split the screen instead, there is a video explaining how, in Learning Modules, General, Month Outlines and Tech Tips.

Song Used: Oliver Twist

10 Learn how to play the singing game #52. “Oliver Twist”

Watch the kids demo that shows how to play this game.

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Song Used: Oliver Twist

11 Sing #52. “Oliver Twist”

Sing along with the recording of the song, then use the recording to play the game.

Zoom: Choose a leader and all copy while teacher/class sing. (or play recording)

in-person: Choose a leader and all copy while you play the recording.

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