Grade 4 Lesson 1 (m.3)

Concepts:

Objectives

  • I can identify drm sl
  • I can create and perform an ostinato
  • I can describe music by a Baroque composer

Teaching Procedure

1 Music IS Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners.

For more details copy and paste these links into your browser

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

Https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1656&context=stu_hon_theses

https://www.luther.edu/oneota-reading-journal/archive/2012/learning-literacy-through-music/

Https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/663701/SA-DECS-Fluency-doc.pdf

2 Can you match the melody?

Select the Game: Match the Melody
Go to Level 7. Level 7 uses the solfa notes la-so-mi-re-do --- the same notes that are in the song you're going to learn. You can listen to voice or keyboard, but I suggest you try voice first, so you get some practice learning how to name notes reading solfa notes. (do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do). When you have finished the activity, if you have a good score, screen shot it, to send to your teacher. If you don't have a good score, play again - and maybe try an easier level.

Song Used: Wallflowers

3 Read the Words of the Song

Read the words of the song.
What do you think it was about?
This song is about a measles outbreak in England in the 1800s.
Measles was a very serious disease in 1898 - but today it is preventable and treatable.

Song Used: Wallflowers

4 Can you Read the Rhythms?

There might be some new rhythms in this song.
These are the rhythm names that Mrs. Gagne uses.
If you know different rhythm names you can use them.

Song Used: Wallflowers

5 Clap and Say the Rhythm Names for Wallflowers

Clap and say the rhythms for Wallflowers.

Song Used: Wallflowers

6 Watch the Kids Demo Video

Watch the kids demo video.
Listen to the song.

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7 Create an OSTINATO

An ostinato is a repeated pattern.

That means that you do the pattern over and over again.

Try out all the ways to do this pattern, and decide how you want to do your ostinato.

You can change the rhythm if you like.

Song Used: Wallflowers

8 Perform an Ostinato with a Song

Try performing your ostinato with the song.
Remember that you do the ostinato over and over again, until the end of the song.
Teach your ostinato to someone else in your house. Have them perform the ostinato while you sing the song.
For a challenge, sing the song and perform your ostinato at the same time!

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9 Do you Play the Recorder?

Do you play the recorder?

Did you know that the recorder has been played for more than 700 years!

The first recorders were made of wood.

10 Learn about the Baroque Flute

Flutes in the Baroque era (1600-1750) were made of wood.

They didn't have keys - just holes like the recorder.

But they were held and blown like the modern flute.

11 Listen to the Baroque Flute

Listen to "Canarie" by Quinault and answer the questions.

A copy of the questions on the listening log will be posted in this module to download, if you have a printer.

If you don't have a printer, take a piece of paper and write answers to the questions on the screen.
Answer as many as you can.
Play the selection as many times as you need to, to answer the questions.

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12 EXTENSION: Watch a "Canarie" Dance

This link is from YouTube.
It's not the same canarie that you listened to, but it shows the kind of dance that would be done.

13 ASSESSMENTS

Your teacher will tell you whether he/she wants you to email or upload to Google Classroom.
Some suggested assessments could be:
- send a copy of the listening log or answers to the listening questions
- send a video of your ostinato

14 EXTRAS

EXPLORE OTHER SONGS OR GAMES AT MUSICPLAYONLINE.

IF YOU HAVE A RECORDER AT HOME, TRY PLAYING SONGS IN THE RECORDER SECTION! THE HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS SHOW EACH NOTE AS IT'S PLAYED. YOU CAN SLOW DOWN THE VIDEOS BY CLICKING ON THE GEAR WHEEL ON THE BOTTOM LEFT SIDE OF THE VIDEO. AND NEW RECORDER VIDEOS ARE COMING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS!

IF YOU HAVE A UKULELE AT HOME, TRY THE UKULELE SECTION. THERE ARE LOTS OF FOLK SONGS, AND LINKS TO POP SONGS.

HAVE FUN AND KEEP MAKING MUSIC AT HOME!

15 Assessment Suggestions

16 Music Education Is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!