In this lesson you will

  • Echo body percussion
  • Learn to read and sing the song, “Good Morning”
  • Learn song #6. Chester – sing, do movements and do a tempo activity
  • Practice half and whole note rhythms by playing “Which Rhythm do you Hear?

    Make pipe cleaner notes, or go outside and draw with chalk, review note names and values

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read notes on the staff
  • I can perform music at a variety of tempos

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo Body Percussion patterns

Echo Body Percussion patterns

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2 Learn to sing the song, "Good Morning" from the note highlights

Learn to sing the song, "Good Morning" from the note highlights.

Watch how the notes go higher and lower.

Pause at the end of a phrase, and sing back.

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3 Sing the song, "Good Morning"

Sing the song, "Good Morning"

This is a good warmup song.

Each time it repeats, it goes a half step higher.

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4 Watch the kids demo for "Good Morning"

Watch the kids demo for "Good Morning"

Can you make up your own movements to go with the song?

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5 Practice rhythm reading at different tempos

Practice rhythm reading at different tempos.

Try exercise 2, 3 or 4 and choose the tempos to try.

6 Name the notes in the song, "Chester"

Name the notes in the song, "Chester"

Play the song and listen to the melody.

Song Used: Chester

7 Sing the song #6 "Chester " and do the movements

Sing the song #6 "Chester " and do the movements

Play the video again and sing along.

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8 Sing the song "Chester " and do the movements

Sing the song "Chester " along with the kids and do the actions with them.

Do you remember the tempo terms from the song, "Stay Apart?"

The tempo in "Chester" changes on each repetitions just like the "Stay Apart" song!

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9 Play the game "Which Rhythm do you Hear?" Level 3

Play the game "Which Rhythm do you Hear?" Level 3

It is game #5 in the games list.

10 Make note values with pipe cleaners or go outside and draw them with sidewalk chalk

Make note values with pipe cleaners or go outside and draw them with sidewalk chalk

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