In this lesson, you will:

  • Body Percussion to “Ode to Joy” by Cristian –  Lesson 7
  • review #72 “One Planet” – sing, sign language
  • #77 “Compost”  – learn about, sing, sing ostinato, do worksheet
  • learn about dynamics, do worksheet
  • Listen 4 #4 – “Concerto in Bb”, Handel   – composer video, play along

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can perform and respond to music from other eras.
  • I can perform and define dynamics.

Teaching Procedure

1 Learn Body Percussion Sequence Leeson 7 with Cristian: "Ode to Joy"

Learn body percussion to "Ode to Joy" with Cristian.

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2 Read the Rhythms for Cristian's Body Percussion

Read the rhythms.

Practice reading the body percussion from the score.

Song Used: One Planet

3 Review Song #72 “One Planet”

Sing the song.

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Song Used: One Planet

4 Review the Sign Language for #72 “One Planet”

Review the sign language.

Song Used: Compost

5 Read the Words to the "Compost" Song

Read the words to the "Compost" song.

What is the song describing?

Song Used: Compost

6 Watch and Listen to the Song "Compost"

Watch and listen to the song, "Compost."

What kinds of things did you see that you could compost?

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Song Used: Compost

7 Watch the Notation Video for the Song "Compost"

Watch the notation video for the song "Compost."

The song “Compost” is built over an ostinato.
An ostinato is a repeated pattern.

The ostinato is given at the beginning and the end of the song.

Cooking, heating, rotting, soil it becomes.

Play the song again, and sing the ostinato at the beginning and the end of the song.

Can you sing the whole song?

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Song Used: Compost

8 What Can Go in a Compost?

If you can print the worksheet, you can print it.

If you can't print, number a piece of paper from 1-10.

List 10 things that you can put in a compost. Illustrate your list.

9 Watch the Dynamics Video

Dynamics tell us if music is loud or soft.

Watch the video to learn about dynamics.

10 Write Down the Dynamics Terms, Symbols and Meanings

Download and complete the Dynamics Worksheet.
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Write the Italian dynamics words out on a piece of paper from softest to loudest and draw the symbol beside it.

11 Play Along with Concerto by Handel

Play along with the video.

If you need to slow the video, use the gear tool.

Choose whether to play with body percussion, instruments or found sounds.

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12 Listen to Concerto in Bb by Handel

Listen to Concerto in Bb by Handel.

Take a piece of paper, and answer some of the questions about the music.

1. Name some instruments you hear.
2. Is the music quiet or loud, or in between? Write a dynamics word that describes if the music is loud or soft.
3. How does the music make you feel?

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13 Learn About the Composer

Watch this video to learn about the composer.

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