Grade 4 Lesson 27

In this lesson, you will:

  • play Which Rhythm game levels 6-7
  • Rhythm Playalong with 8th-16th note rhythms
  • #70 “Toembaii”  – read, sing, ostinato
  • #71 “Mist” – read words, think about
  • compare mood in two songs
  • You’ll compose rhythms that use 16th notes.
  • Play recorder melodies on virtual xylophone (or on recorder)
  • Optional:  Sing “Funga Alafia”
  • Optional:  Learn the movement for “Funga Alafia”

Objectives

  • I can read songs with 16th note rhythms.
  • I can create and perform an ostinato.
  • I can create a rhythm composition.
  • I can analyze and compare mood in two songs.

Teaching Procedure

1 Which Rhythm Do You Hear?

Play the Which Rhythm Did you Hear Game.

Play Level 6 and 7.

If these are rhythms that are new to you, start at Level 1 instead.

Song Used: Toembaii

2 Reading Rhythms

The song you are going to read uses 16th note rhythms.

In your classes you might use different rhythm names.

These are the rhythm names I use.

3 Rhythm Play Along

Choose body percussion or instruments to play along.

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Song Used: Toembaii

4 Learn song #70, "Toembaii"

Read the rhythms on page 1.

Listen to page 1.

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Toembaii

5 Use the First Line of the Song as an Ostinato

Use the first line of the song as an ostinato.

Try this body percussion as you say the words or the rhythms: pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat clap clap.

Do you like it? Try out other patterns.

6 Try Your Ostinato with the Song

Try doing your ostinato throughout the song.

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Song Used: Mist

7 Listen to song #71 "Mist"

Listen to the song "Mist."

After each page or section, pause the video, read the words and discuss what they mean.

Invite the students to find any musical terms or symbols that are on the page, and discuss what those mean.

What do you think the song's composer was trying to convey in this song?

What is the song about?

Is the song fast or slow? Does it get faster?

Is the song loud or quiet? Does it get louder or quieter?

Play the song again, and try singing with the recording.

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Song Used: Mist

8 Compare Toembaii and Mist

What is the "mood" of song #70"Toembai"?

What is the mood of the song #71 "Mist"?

Compare the mood of the two songs using the worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and write your answers down.

9 Play recorder melodies on the virtual xylophone (or the recorder!)

In the upper left corner it says "Choose Song".

Choose new songs to learn. (34-35-36-37-38)

If allowed to play the songs on the recorder, play on the recorder instead of the virtual xylophone.

#38 on the recorder is the song, "Funga Alafia." If you'd like to sing this song, a link is goven below.

Song Used: Funga Alafia

10 Optional: Sing, "Funga Alafia"

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Song Used: Funga Alafia

11 Optional: Learn the movement for "Funga Alafia"

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