Grade 4 Lesson 33 (updated 2021)

In this lesson, you will:

  • body percussion lesson 11
  • echo drm s in C
  • #86 “Old Blue”  – read words, echo rhythms, listen, sing
  • interactive rhythm: clap words, 1 sound or 2?
  • create a new rhythm pattern using half notes
  • Liszt – composer video
  • listen 4 #21 – piano concerto, listening log


  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythms and melodies.
  • I can listen and respond to music.

Teaching Procedure

1 Body Percussion Lesson 11

In this lesson Cristian teaches how to do body percussion that is like the drum set.

Watch the video to learn the body percussion.

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2 Echo drm s in C

Use the video to warm up your singing voice.

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Song Used: Old Blue

3 Read the Words for the Song "Old Blue"

Read the words for the song "Old Blue."

What is the song about?

Is the song happy or sad?

Song Used: Old Blue

4 Listen to the Song "Old Blue"

Listen to the song "Old Blue."

What is the mood of this song in the recording?

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Old Blue

5 Clap the Words for the First Verse of the Song "Old Blue"

Open the interactive.

Clap the words for the first verse of the song "Old Blue."

6 Is it One Sound or Two?

Is it one sound, two sounds, or a sound that lasts two beats?

7 Create a New Rhythm Pattern That Uses Half Notes

Choose level 3 for your composition.

If you would like to try another level after that, you can.

A printable template is given in supporting resources.

8 Watch the Video About the Composer Franz Liszt.

Watch the video about the composer Franz Liszt.

9 Listen to a Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt.

Is this piece fast or slow?

What else do you notice about the music?

Play the video as many times as you need to to answer the questions that follow.

10 Analysis Worksheet

You can print the worksheet page, or you can save paper and ink by writing the answers on your own piece of paper!