Grade 4 Lesson 4

In this lesson you will

Echo,Poison Rhythm and play Which Rhythm (ti ta ti)

Learn to sing and play the game, “Black Snake”

Review dynamics terms, do a dynamics pop quiz

Listen to the Stars and Stripes march, move to the music, and analyze the dynamics that you hear

Objectives

  • I can echo, perform and compose rhythms (ti ta ti)
  • I can define and use dynamics in music
  • I can sing and move to music

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm

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2 Play Which Rhythm do you Hear? Level 8

Play Which Rhythm do you Hear? Level 8

It's Game #5 in the Games window.

3 Watch the kids play the singing game, "Black Snake"

Watch the kids play the singing game, "Black Snake"

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4 Learn how to sing the song, "Black Snake"

Learn how to sing the song, "Black Snake"

Pause and replay the video as needed.

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5 Name the notes in the song, "Black Snake"

Name the notes in the song, "Black Snake"

6 Play the hiding game for the song, "Black Snake"

Play the hiding game for the song, "Black Snake"

If you have siblings at home, one of you will hide the "snake" and one will "find" it.

It must be hidden in plain sight. You need a "hider" and a "finder"

The one who hides will guide the "finder" to the snake by singing quieter when the "finder" is far away and louder as they get closer.

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7 Watch the dynamics video

Dynamics Tell us if Music is Loud or Soft

Watch the video to learn about dynamics.

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8 Write down the Dynamics Terms, Symbols and Meanings

Download and complete the Dynamics Worksheet.

it is a fillable form, so you can complete in online without printing it.

OR - write the dynamics words out on a piece of paper, write what the symbol is, and then tell what it means.

9 Make (or print) dynamics cards

Make (or print) dynamics cards.

If you don't remember what the symbols mean, review the video above.

You can print these cards from the supporting resources, but you can easily create your own. You'll use these cards in the activity that follows.

10 Listen to the "Stars and Stripes" march and point to the dynamics that you hear

Listen to the "Stars and Stripes" march and point to the dynamics that you hear.

This is a challenge for you!

Listen to the "Stars and Stripes" march by Sousa.

Point to the dynamic level that you hear.

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11 Find an instrument at home and play along with the "Stars and Stripes"

Find an instrument at home and play along with the "Stars and Stripes"

You could use 2 spoons or make a shaker by filling a small container with rice, macaroni or beads.
You could drum on a bucket!
Use whatever instrument you can find to play along.

You will play most lines 4 times. (Some are just 3)

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