In this lesson, you will:
- #34 “Stella Ella Olla” – sing (or say) and play and adaptation of the game
- read notes and rhythms for the songs
- Learn about the String Family
- Learn about Mozart, and move with ribbons/scarves to “Agitate”
- Play the Which Rhythm game and Poison Melody to practice reading syncopated notes
- Listening Kit 4 #8 “Agitate” – play along
- Create and perform your own syncopated rhythm composition
- I can keep a steady beat.
- I can describe the string family.
- I can read, create and perform rhythms with syncopations.
1 Listen and play the game for #34 "Stella Ella Olla"
Listen and play the game for #34 "Stella Ella Olla"
Zoom: Have all children stand. Sing the song and point to each student in turn. The student who is #5 is "out" and sits down. Continue until you have a winner.
In-person: Have the students make a socially distanced circle. Say the song with each student in the circle in turn saying the words of one beat. The student who says "five" is out and sits down.
To make the game go quicker in a large class, choose more than one number to be "out"
2 Name the solfa notes in the song "Stella Ella Olla"
Name the solfa notes in the song "Stella Ella Olla"
If you don't teach solfa in your program, skip this step, and name the pitch letter names instead.
3 Name the pitch letter names in the song "Stella Ella Olla"
Name the pitch letter names in the song "Stella Ella Olla".
4 Play the melody of "Stella Ella Olla" on Boomwhackers
Play the melody of "Stella Ella Olla" on Boomwhackers.
Teachers: You'll find kids notes, colored and regular notation for the song in the Boomwhackers section. Chose the 4 note tab, and it's song 6.
The Boomwhackers section is only available to teacher subscribers. (no student access)
5 Learn about the string family
Learn about the string family.
6 Learn about Mozart
Watch the video about Mozart.
7 Move with ribbons or scarves to music by Mozart played by the string family
Move with ribbons or scarves to music by Mozart played by the string family.
Play the music again, and create your own movements!
8 Play the Which Rhythm Game
Play the Which Rhythm game.
This is game #5. Play Level 8.
9 Play Poison Melody to practice reading syncopated rhythms
Play Poison Melody to practice reading syncopated rhythms
10 Play along with "Agitate" by Mozart with desk drums or bucket drums
Play along with "Agitate" by Mozart with desk drums or bucket drums.
There is no intro to this selection, so don't play the first 8 beats - start playing on beat 9.
11 Create and play syncopated rhythms
Create and play syncopated rhythms.
Create a new 16 beat rhythm.
Do you like it? If you do, keep it.
Try something different if you like.
When you are happy with your composition, copy it onto a piece of paper.
Decide how to perform your composition.
12 Try playing your composition with the audio file
Try playing your composition with the audio file.
Repeat until the music ends.
If you are in person, have each student in turn, perform their composition.
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