In this lesson you will

  • sing and create movement to the song, “Billy Billy”
  • create rhythm patterns using quarter notes, eighth notes and rest
  • sing the “Whacky Music” song and play rhythm patterns with it

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can create movement to music
  • I can create or improvise rhythms
  • I can read and sing do re mi sl la melodies

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Melody with do re mi so la

Play Poison Melody with do re mi so la solfa notes

You will hear the poison pattern.

Echo all the patterns EXCEPT the poison pattern.

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Song Used: Billy Billy

2 Sing the solfa notes for the song, "Billy Billy"

Sing the solfa notes for the song, "Billy Billy"

The singer will sing a line. Then you sing the line back.

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Song Used: Billy Billy

3 Sing the melody and lyrics for the song, "Billy Billy"

Sing the melody and lyrics for the song, "Billy Billy"

The singer will sing a line. Then you sing the line back.

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Song Used: Billy Billy

4 Sing the song, "Billy Billy"

Sing the song, "Billy Billy"

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5 Watch the kids demo for the song, "Billy Billy"

Watch the kids demo for the song, "Billy Billy"

If you have a partner to move with in your house, try the movements as shown.

Take turns "struttin' down the alley" and making up fun moves to the song.

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Song Used: Billy Billy

6 Play Match the Melody

Play Match the Melody

Choose Level 7 l-s-m-r-d

Song Used: Whacky Music

7 Read the lyrics for "Whacky Music"

Read the lyrics for "Whacky Music"

When it says "Play a 4 bar rhythm pattern" improvise for 16 beats. Use quarter notes (ta), eighth notes (ti-ti) and rest.

The tempo is fast, so don't use any 16th notes.

8 Find things at home to use for instruments

Find things at home to use for instruments.

Find things that are wood or metal.

Find things that can be used for drums or shakers.

Song Used: Whacky Music

9 Compose a 4 bar rhythm pattern.

Compose a 4 bar rhythm pattern.

You can print the pdf in resources, or you can save paper and write your pattern like it shows on a piece of paper.

Practice playing your pattern on each of your instruments. Practice at a quick tempo.

Song Used: Whacky Music

10 Listen to the "Whacky Music" song

Listen to the "Whacky Music" song.

Is the tempo slow, medium or fast? It's fast!

Play the video again, and sing along.

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11 Watch the Kids demo of the song, "Whacky Music"

Watch the Kids demo of the song, "Whacky Music"

Do you see how the kids mprovise during the B, C and D sections?

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Song Used: Whacky Music

12 Sing and Play the "Whacky Music" song

Play the lyrics video again, and this time play your 16 beat rhythm composition in the B, C, D sections. If you play on a different instrument each time, it will change how it sounds.

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13 Optional Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to send your rhythm composition.

14 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!