In this lesson, you will

  • Welcome to music – play the recording, but clap echo rhythm patterns while you listen
  • #53 “Haul on the Bowlin’” – create movement to sea chantey
  • learn about sea chanteys (sea shanteys)
  • #54 “Pass the Stick”
  • optional:  Watch short segment of “Bach’s Fight for Freedom”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can create movement.
  • I can describe a sea chantey.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Listen and Echo Rhythms During Welcome to Music

Echo rhythms while you play the recording.

Flashcards to echo are found in supporting resources.

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2 Learn About Sea Shanties

Watch the video to learn about sea shanties

Thank you to Chris Biasutti for permission to share his video!

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Song Used: Haul on the Bowlin'

3 Learn #53 “Haul on the Bowlin’

The first time watch and listen.

Play the video again and sing the response, "Haul on the bowlin' "

Choose soloists (or teacher) to sing the call and all sing the response.

Create movements to accompany the song.

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4 Echo Sing do-mi-so Patterns in C

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Song Used: Pass the Stick

5 Read the Rhythms and Solfa for #54 “Pass the Stick”

Name the solfa notes in the interactive activity.

Read the rhythms using whatever rhythm names you use in your classes.

Sing the song in solfa.

Song Used: Pass the Stick

6 Watch the Kids Demo for "Pass the Stick"

You probably can't play the game as shown in the demo.

There are a few ways to modify the game for Zoom or in-person.

1. Zoom - everyone un-mute. All stand. Each child sings one beat of the song.
student 1 sings: Pass the 2: stick a 3: round the 4: rom
The last student to sing, sits down and is out.

2. in-person - teacher has a flashlight or laser pointer.
All form a circle. As teacher plays recording or says the words, teacher points to each child on the beat. Last one pointed to is out.

Play again until there's one left.

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7 Recording to Use for the Game

You probably can't play the game as shown in the demo.

There are a few ways to modify the game for Zoom or in-person.

1. Zoom - everyone un-mute. All stand. Each child sings one beat of the song.
student 1 sings: Pass the 2: stick a 3: round the 4: rom
The last student to sing, sits down and is out.

2. in-person - teacher has a flashlight or laser pointer.
All form a circle. As teacher plays recording or says the words, teacher points to each child on the beat. Last one pointed to is out.

Play again until there's one left.

In-person students could accompany the song on Orff instruments or unpitched as they go out.
Zoom kids could accompany with DIY instruments as they go out.

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8 Watch a Few Minutes of The Video "Bach's Fight for Freedom"

This is a safeshare link, which may not work for all schools.

If it doesn't work, google, "Bach's Fight for Freedom"