Grade 2 Lesson 4

“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

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can use dynamics in a song and tell what they mean

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music"

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2 Move to the Beat #1

Move to the Beat #1

Copy the leader and move to the beat!

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3 Warm up your voices by echoing Bobo

Warm up your voices by echoing Bobo

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4 Echo the vegetable word rhythms

Echo the vegetable word rhythms

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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!

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6 Watch a video on dynamics

Watch a video on dynamics

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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!

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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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