Grade 3 Lesson 28 (updated)

In this lesson you will
  • review “I Can do the Bunnyhop Too!” – sing and move

  • review #78 “Rabbits”- read, sing

  • #77 “I Love the Mountains” – read lyrics and discuss, listen and sing along

  • Learn about theme and variations

  • Sing “Twinkle Twinkle” and 3 variations of this song.
  • Listen to a full performance and make short notes on how Mozart changed the theme
  • Listen and respond to a performance of Mozart’s variations on Twinkle Star.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can sing a round
  • I can listen and respond to the music of Mozart

Teaching Procedure

1 Review the song, "I Can do the Bunnyhop Too!"

- listen to the song, and create movements to go with it

- play the video again and sing along

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Song Used: Rabbits

2 Review the song "Rabbits"

Pause the video on the notation.

Can you sing the song in solfa? It starts mi-re-do.

Sing along with the "Rabbits" song.

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3 Create new patterns using do-re-mi and so

Can you make up your own patterns using do-re-mi and so?

Try making up a pattern. The class can echo!

4 Read The Lyrics for song #77 "I Love the Mountains"

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: I Love the Mountains

5 Learn song #77 "I Love the Mountains"

This song is in 2 parts.

Listen to the song, and follow part 1.

Play the song again, and try to sing along with part 1.

Listen to the song again, and this time follow part 2.

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6 Introduction to theme and variations form

- read the slide

- in the next activity you'll sing "Twinkle Twinkle"

- this will be our theme, and then we'll try some variations

7 Do you remember "Twinkle Twinkle"

- have you sung the song "Twinkle Twinkle" when you were younger?

- in this part of the lesson, we're going to learn how a composer can take a simple melody like this, and create variations on it.

- just for fun, sing the song

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8 Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" with extra words

Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" with extra words

- these extra words and notes are called ornaments

9 Twinkle Variation 1 acc. track

10 Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" in 3/4 meter

Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" in 3/4 meter

Meter tells us how many beats are in each group.

In 3/4 meter there are 3 beats in each group.

11 Twinkle Variation 2 acc. track

12 Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" in a minor key

Sing "Twinkle Twinkle" in a minor key

- major and minor are "tonalities"

- major might seem happier to you

- minor might seem sadder to you

- if time permits, at the end of the lesson, play the Major Minor game on the website

13 Twinkle Variation 3 acc. track

14 How does Mozart change "Twinkle Twinkle?"

How does Mozart change "Twinkle Twinkle?"

Listen to the performance, and write a word of two about each variation.

The first section is the theme. There are 12 variations that follow.
The times that each variation starts are given below.

ThemeTrack List:
0:06 Theme
0:31 Variation 1
:54 Variation 2
1:17 Variation 3
1:41 Variation 4
2:04 Variation 5
2:29 Variation 6
2:51 Variation 7
3:12 Variation 8
3:44 Variation 9
4:05 Variation 10
4:29 Variation 11
5:44 Variation 12

15 Watch a piano performance of the Mozart Twinkle Start variations

- this is a SafeShare link to a piano performance of Mozart, "Ah! vous dirai je maman" (Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star) KV 265 by Richard Gao (age 6). if the link doesn't work, google piano performance of Mozart Twinkle Star Variations to find one

Track List:
0:06 Theme
0:31 Variation 1
:54 Variation 2
1:17 Variation 3
1:41 Variation 4
2:04 Variation 5
2:29 Variation 6
2:51 Variation 7
3:12 Variation 8
3:44 Variation 9
4:05 Variation 10
4:29 Variation 11
5:44 Variation 12