1 "Welcome to Music" - play along with scrapers
Find some scrapers and play along!
In this lesson, you will
Does it rain a lot in March where you live?
Listen to the song.
Play it again and sing along.
If you have Orff instruments, teach the Orff arrangement. It's in supporting resources above.
If you don't have Orff instruments, invite students to create an ostinato accompaniment or a sound effects accompaniment to the song.
Read the poem together.
Accompany the poem with instruments. Try these ideas out!
1. Play the rhythm of the words on different instruments
2. Create rain sound effects with rainsticks, rhythm sticks, ocean drum, finger snaps, pats, stomps, crinkling newspaper, Orff instruments or tone bars.
3. Highlight words of the poem and choose instruments to play on those words.
Which way do you like the best? Discuss.
You could use the song "It's Raining" as an A section and the poem as B section in a performance.
Review this song.
You could use this song as part of a rain performance along with the poem and song above.
It's Raining uses the solfa notes mi, so, and la.
Solfa is a way of naming notes that singers use.
Think of the song, "Do a Deer" - do re mi fa so la ti do
Choose Level 2 of Match the Melody. Match the Melody is Game #6 in the list of games.
Can you tell which melody is played?
Play the voice to hear the solfa or the keyboard to hear just the melody.
Watch the performance of Presto from "Summer" by Vivaldi.
This is a safeshare link. If the link doesn't work, google "Summer by Vivaldi live performance" to find one.
Presto means to play very fast. Is this selection fast or slow? (fast)
What instrument is playing the solo? (violin)
In summer we have nice warm sunny days and we can have loud thunderstorms.
What do you think Vivaldi was thinking of when he wrote this?
What does this piece of make you think of?
Draw a picture that shows what the music makes you think of.