In this lesson you will

Do body percussion in 3/4 meter

#64 “E Papä” – learn and create stick patterns

#65 “Eating is Fun” – round

#63 “Donkey Riding”  – cup game

Listen 3: #18 “Sarabande” – hands or plate movement

Review as time permits: #62 “Austrian Went Yodeling” – sing and do actions #61 “Ton moulin”  – create movement

Objectives

  • I can perform with body percussion
  • I can show meter through movement
  • I can listen and respond to music

Teaching Procedure

1 Play and move to beats in groups of 2, 3, and 4

The teacher should play the patterns below on a drum or woodblock.
Mix the patterns up playing them in random order.

Students move to the pattern that was played, and when the teacher stops playing, freeze and make a statue shape.

The teacher should ask the students how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4?
The 5/4 pattern is given as an extra challenge for a strong class.

Have your students find something at home to use for instruments. In school, have them take out instruments.
Play an 8 beat pattern in the meters below. Have students echo.
Ask them how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4. (or 5)

2 Play Along with "Larghetto"

Do the play along to "Larghetto."

At the end ask the students to tell you how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4?

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3 Clap the rhythms to the song, "The More We Get Together"

- clap, pat, snap or stomp the rhythms

- you might decide to clap the top row and pat the 2nd row

- or you might decide to clap all the quarter notes, pat the half notes and stomp the whole notes

- after your performance, ask the children how the beats were grouped in this. (3)

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4 Have the students find 2 paper plates.

Have the students find 2 paper plates.

If they don't have plates, have them use two pieces of paper, or just move their hands.

Copy the movements to "Waltz of the Flowers."

At the end of the piece, ask the students to tell you how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4?
This is a piece with a quick tempo, so the 1-2-3 can feel like it's in 1.

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5 Find a scarf or a ribbon to move to "Musette"

Find a scarf or a ribbon to move to "Musette"
- if you haven't got a scarf or a ribbon, use a napkin or a tissue

At the end of the piece, ask the students to tell you how the beats were moving.
In groups of 2, 3, or 4? (2)

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Song Used: Ton moulin

6 Watch the kids demo for the song "Ton Moulin"

Watch the kids demo for the song.

Create alternate movements for Zoom or in-person.
For example:
A section - swing arms back and forth, then circle around
B section - do body percussion: pat-pat, clap-clap, snap-snap, clap-clap
pat-pat, clap-clap, snap-snap, clap

Ask the students how the beats were grouped in the A section. (3)
Ask the students how the beats were grouped in the B section. (2)

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7 Sing along with "Austrian Went Yodeling"

Sing along with "Austrian Went Yodeling"

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8 Sing and do the actions to the kids demo of "Austrian Went Yodeling"

- watch the video if you aren't familiar with the movements for this song.

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9 Optional: Color the Note Values

Optional: color the note values

10 Review "Love Somebody" (as time permits)

Review the song. Play the game adapting as needed.

This is a chase game.

Adapt for Zoom or in-person: - choose two students who stand up
- sing the song (or in-person play the recording)
- give the 2 students a challenge. eg. 10 jumping jacks, touch toes and reach up 5 times, jump 20 times, 10 squats
- when they've completed the challenge they sit down.
- the first one finished is the winner.

In-person: If you can go outside, play this as a race game.
Sing the song, then race to a designated finish line.

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11 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 1

We're going to do a body percussion activity with the song, "Love Somebody"

- start by reading the words of the song
- next read the rhythms of the song

12 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 2

Read the words of the song.

Add a stomp on beat one.

13 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 3

Read the words of the song.

Add a stomp on beat one.

Add a pat on beat two.

14 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 4

Read the words of the song.

Add a stomp on beat one.

Add a pat on beat two.

Add a clap on beat three.

15 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 5

Read the words of the song.

Add a stomp on beat one.

Add a pat on beat two.

Add a clap on beat three.

Add a snap on beat four.

16 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 6

Divide the class into four groups - drums, metals, woods, shakes/scrapes.
If you are at home, find things at home to use for instruments.

If in-person, substitute instruments as needed.

Have the drums play on beat 1.

Another option for students at home is to play all parts on a bucket.
drum=side. metals=top. sticks=rim. snap=click sticks

17 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 7

Have the drums play on beat 1.

Have the metals play on beat 2.

Bucket option: drum=side. metals=top. sticks=rim. snap=click sticks

18 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 8

Have the drums play on beat 1.

Have the metals play on beat 2.

Have the sticks play on beat 3.

Bucket option: drum=side. metals=top. sticks=rim. snap=click sticks

19 Love Somebody Rhythm Fun 9

Have the drums play on beat 1.

Have the metals play on beat 2.

Have the sticks play on beat 3.

Have the shakes/scrapes play on beat 4.

Perform while saying the poem.
Then perform with just the instruments.

Another performance option might be to play all 4 parts on buckets: sides, top, rim, click sticks. drum=side. metals=top. sticks=rim. snap=click sticks

Discuss with the class how to create a final performance. Try it.
Do you like it? Is there anything you'd like to change?
Try it again and video your performance!

20 If time permits review #53 “Pirate Song”

- listen to the song and try out some movements as you listen
- play the video again and sing along
- decide on the movements to use for the chorus

In-person - If you can't sing, skip this activity and learn the cup game that follows

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21 If time permits review the cup game for "Favorite Rag"

- find a plastic cup to play a cup game
- watch the demo and try the cup pattern with the demo

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