In this lesson, you will
sing “Welcome to Music”
echo vocal warmups with Bobo
keep the beat – Move to the Beat 1
echo Vegetable Rhythm 1
sing the song, “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt” using a variety of dynamics. Make dynamics cards and hold up during the song
play the Loud Quiet Game. (works best on Chromebooks or computer)
listen to, dramatize and play along with “Surprise Symphony” by Haydn
I can sing and move to music. I can use dynamics in a song and tell what they mean.
1 Sing the Echoes in "Welcome to Music"
Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music".
2 Move to the Beat #1
Move to the Beat #1.
Copy the leader and move to the beat!
3 Warm Up Your Voices by Echoing Bobo
Warm up your voices by echoing Bobo.
4 Echo the Vegetable Word Rhythms
Echo the vegetable word rhythms.
5 Learn to Sing the Song, "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"
Listen to the first section of the song, "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt".
Play the video again and sing along.
Notice how the singer gets quieter each time!
6 Watch a Video On Dynamics
Watch a video on dynamics.
7 Make Your Own Dynamics Cards
Make your own dynamics cards.
Copy the example that is shown.
8 Hold Up The Correct Dynamics Card As You Sing "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"
Hold up the correct dynamics card as you sing "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt".
Cut out your dynamics cards.
For this activity you'll need these cards.
f - stands for forte which means loud
mf - stands for mezzo forte which means medium loud
mp - stands for mezzo piano which means medium soft
p - stands for piano which means soft
Sing the song, holding up the correct card for each section!
9 Listen to the Surprise Symphony by Franz Josef Haydn
Listen to the Surprise Symphony by Franz Josef Haydn.
The first time you listen pretend to be at a concert when you're very sleepy.
Pretend to sleep - and then wake up in surprise when you hear a loud chord.
The second time you listen, find something to use for an instrument at home and play along.
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