In this lesson you will:
- Do a rhythm play along half notes (Level 5 #1)
- Echo drm sl in D
- #69 “Old Blue” – drm s, rhythm, solfa and note interactives, worksheet
- #71 “Irish Reel” – create movement
- Listening 3 #13 Turkish March – ribbon/scarf movement
- Review as Time Permits:
- #68 “Song of the Frog” – round, optional note name worksheet, play melody on virtual instruments
- #70 “Playin’ in the House” – drm sl, 16th, improvise on unpitched
- I can read rhythms and melodies.
- I can respond to music with movement.
- I can sing a round.
- I can sing with expression.
1 Do a Rhythm Play Along with half notes
- decide how to perform the rhythm playalong
- you could use speech (say the rhythms)
- you could use body percussion (pat, clap, stomp, snap)
- you could play the rhythms on instruments (desk drum, sticks, shakers, scrapers)
2 Echo drm sl patterns in D
- echo the solfa and show the hand signs
3 Read the lyrics and then read the solfa and rhythms
- read the words and ask the students what they think the song will be about
- read the rhythms, and read the solfa notes
4 Sing #69 "Old Blue"
- listen to the first verse.
- play the video again and sing the song.
- ask the students to tell you how the song made them feel.
- how did the music contribute to that feeling.
5 Option 1: Name the Solfa Notes
6 Option 2: Name the pitch letter names
7 How many sounds? Complete the rhythm interactive
8 Optional: Complete the rhythm worksheet
Optional: if a printer is available, copy and complete the rhythm worksheet.
9 Move to the Irish Reel
- copy the movement for the Irish Reel, or create your own movement.
- this is a no touch activity
10 Move with ribbons or scarves to "Turkish March"
- the video demo is with a ribbon, but you could substitute a scarf.
11 Review as time permits #68 “Song of the Frog”
- listen to the first part
- play the video again, and sing along in unison.
Zoom: try it as a round with the teacher singing part 1 and kids singing part 2.
in-person (no singing): try playing the song on a virtual instrument.
12 Link to Virtual Instrument
For students at home: screenshot the notation, then open the xylophone in a new window.
13 Review as time permits "Playing in the House"
In-person: divide students into 4 groups and give instruments out. Woods, Metals, Shakes/Scrapes and Drums.
- teach the A section as a reading song. (Playing in the house...).
Have students read the rhythms.
The solfa notes used are ls mrd, so if you teach solfa, have them read the solfa as well.
Invite the students to improvise during their section.
Virtual: Invite students to find things at home to use for. instruments. Have them improvise during the B C D E sections.
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