In this lesson you will:

  • Do body percussion in 3/4 meter
  • #64 “E Papä” – learn and create stick patterns
  • #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

Supporting Resources

Objectives

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

Teaching Procedure

1 Do Body Percussion with the video

Do body percussion as shown in the video.

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2 Learn about Maori stick games

Read the slide to learn about the Maori stick game.

3 Translation of the words

4 Listen to the recording of the song.

Listen to the recording of the song.

Pause after every 2 measures and echo the singer.

Play the video again and sing along.

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5 Watch the kids play the stick game with "E Papa"

Watch the kids play the stick game.

If at home, find something to use for sticks. You might be able to use wooden spoons or roasting sticks.
You could roll up a newspaper and tape it. You could even use two pencils or markers.

Adapt the game for Zoom or in-person:
- create stick patterns that you can do alone. (without a partner)
For example:
1. Tap click click
2. Tap right and flip, tap left and flip
3. Tap both, click, flip

Create as many patterns as you can think of.

Sing the song and play the game.

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6 Watch a safeshare video of the stick game

This is a safeshare link to a Polynesian Cultural Center video of the Titi Torea.

If the Safeshare link doesn't work for you , google "Polynesian Cultural Center Titi Torea."

Song Used: Donkey Riding

7 Learn about song #63 “Donkey Riding”

8 Donkey Riding is a sea shantey

Donkey Riding is a sea shantey. It's perhaps Canada's best known sea shantey.

Learn about sea shanteys from the video below.

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9 Learn a cup game with the song #63 “Donkey Riding”

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10 Learn about staccato and accent 1

11 Learn about staccato and accent 2

12 Learn about staccato and accent 3

13 Learn about staccato and accent 4

14 Find the staccato and accent in pg 1 of "Donkey Riding"

15 Mirror movement to Sarabande with hands.

Mirror the movements in the video.

Have each student choose a partner.
One student will be leader and the other the mirror.
Play the video again, and have students create their own mirror movement.
Switch so each student gets a turn to be leader.

Is the Sarabande played staccato, accented or legato?
The players smoothly connect the notes, so this is legato.

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16 Move with paper plates to Sarabande

If at home, find 2 paper plates, or cut out 2 circles.

Copy the paper plate movement.

After trying these ideas, create your own!

Is the Sarabande played staccato, accented or legato?
The players smoothly connect the notes, so this is legato.

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17 As Time Permits review "Austrian Went Yodeling"

Sing along with "Austrian Went Yodeling"

If you need help to remember the movements, use the next video.

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18 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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Song Used: Ton moulin

19 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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