In this lesson you will:

  • Poison Rhythm (3/4)
  • do a Rhythm Erase (“Love Somebody”)
  • #66 “Shiny Penny” – read solfa, rhythms, interactive, create ostinato
  • #67 “Coy Malindo”

Review as time permits:

  • #64 “E Papä” – learn and create stick patterns
  • #63 “Donkey Riding”  – cup game
  • listen 3: #18 “Sarabande” – hands or plate movement

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read rhythms and melodies.
  • I can describe the brass family.
  • I can perform an ostinato.

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Echo all the patterns except the poison pattern.

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2 Play Rhythm Erase

Do the rhythm erase.

Can you identify the song?

3 Option 1: Sing the Solfa Notes for #66 “Shiny Penny”

To hear the solfa notes, press play.

Do the solfa note name challenge.

If you don't teach solfa, do the note name activity that follows.

4 Option 2: Sing the Note Letter Names for #66 “Shiny Penny”

Do the note name challenge.

5 Sing #66 “Shiny Penny” and Adapt the Game

Adapt the game for Zoom or in-person.

Hide a coin under one of 3-4 cups. (like solo cups)
As the students sing the song, mix the cups up.
At the end of the song, invite students to guess which cup the coin is under.

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6 Create Money Ostinato to Perform with the Song

Create money ostinato to perform with the song.

Create 8 beat rhythm patterns using the following coins: pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. (in Canada just use nickels, dimes, quarters)

Each coin represents one beat.For example: penny penny nickel dime.
penny nickel dime dime
Choose body percussion, found sounds or non-pitched instruments to play the ostinato.

Try the ostinato with words and instruments, words only, and instruments only. Have the students decide which way they prefer it.

With student assistance decide how to perform the ostinato with the song.
I like to divide the students into two groups - one singing, and one on ostinato.
I usually do the ostinato once before starting the performance.
In-person - do the ostinato with the recording if singing is not permitted.

7 Learn to Sing "Coy Malindo"

Listen to a verse of the song.

Pause the video, and sing the solfa notes for page 1. (if you teach solfa)

Play the video again and sing the song.

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8 Review "E Papa"

Review "E Papa."

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9 Review, as Time Permits, 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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10 "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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11 Review, as Time Permits, the Cup Game with the Song #63 “Donkey Riding”

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12 Review, as Time Permits, the 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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13 Review, as Time Permits, the Paper Plates with "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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