In this Lesson you will:

  • #73 “Stella Ella Olla” – learn. Read, sing, move, solfa, note, adapt game for zoom or in-person. (play like the game, “Can you keep a steady beat?”
  • #74 “Alouette” – desk drum to the song,  listen and echo sing
  • Listen 3 #20 “Roses from the South – move with scarves, ribbons or plate, create your own movement
  • Rhythm play along 3/4 meter,   Compose a rhythm in 3/4

Objectives

  • I can read, create and perform a rhythm in 3/4 meter.
  • I can read and play rhythm and melodic patterns.
  • I can write a response to the music of Strauss using musical terminology.
  • I can tell what Strauss was famous for.

Teaching Procedure

1 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.

Keep making music while your children are home!

2 Do a rhythm playalong to Irish music

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

3 Learn song #73 “Stella Ella Olla”

Watch the lyrics video and listen to the song.

The lyrics are nonsense words and don't mean anything.

Play the video again and sing along!

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

4 Can you keep a steady beat?

Watch how this game is played.

We're spaced apart and don't touch - and it's fun!

Try playing Stella Ella in the same way this game is played.

If it's nice enough, go outside to play!

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

5 Option 1: Name the solfa notes

Solfege or solfa is a way of naming notes that singers use: do, re, mi, fa, so, la ti, do. (Like in "do a deer")

Stella Ella uses the notes mi, so, la and high do. You start on high do.

Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

6 Option 2: Name the pitch letter names for the song

Instrumental players usually use letter names: CDEFGABC' to name notes. Musicians call these "Absolute Note Names."

If you play a recorder you may be able to play this song.

Complete the note name challenge!

Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

7 Rhythm Sort

Can you match the rhythm to the words of the song?

This activity doesn't self-correct, so check your answers by look back at the song.

When you get them all right, read the rhythms of the song.

8 Learn a desk drum pattern for "Alouette"

- watch the video and copy the movements

- sing along!

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Song Used: Alouette

9 Learn to sing a song in French!

Alouette is a French folk song for you to learn.

Alouette is a traditional French folk song about plucking a bird. This cheery song describes each part of the bird that the singer is going to pluck. This song is a call and response – a solo singer sings and the singers respond. This makes it easier to learn because you aren’t expected to learn every phrase in the song – only the responses! Listen closely to the way the singer pronounces the words in French and mimic them!

Watch the lyrics video and sing the echo parts. They are in "italics"

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10 Listen to a short video about the composer Johann Strauss Jr.

Johann Strauss Jr. lived from 1825-1899.

He was known as the king of the waltz.

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11 Option 1: Find something to use for scarves

- Find something to use for scarves or plates

- copy the movements

- Option 1 is scarves

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12 Option 2: Find something to use for paper plates

- Find something to use for scarves or plates

- copy the movements

- Option 2 is plates

- if you don't have plates, you could just move your hands

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13 Do a listening log on Roses from the South

While you listen to Roses from the South, read and think about the questions.

After listening, discuss the answers with your parent or your class.

Write a response answering the questions in the listening log. For the last question, tell how the music makes you feel, or describe what the music makes you think of. If you have time, draw a picture that shows what it makes you think of.

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14 Create a Rhythm Composition

The Waltz you listened to was in 3/4 meter. This means the music is written in groups of 3 beats.

In this activity, you get to create and play back your own composition in 3/4 meter.