Grade 5 Lesson 12

In this lesson you will 

  • Review tempo terms, and perform rhythms at a variety of tempos
  • Sing “My Bonnie” at a variety of tempos
  • Learn about the percussion family
  • Play along with Ninaskamon on non-pitched percussion (real or virtual)
  • Learn the bucket drumming arrangements for “We Will Rock You” and “Jingle Bells”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can use different tempos in performance.
  • I can describe the percussion family.
  • I can play along with percussion instruments.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Green Sally Up

1 Review the Hand Clap Pattern With the Song, "Green Sally Up"

Review the hand clap pattern with the song, "Green Sally Up".

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2 Do a Fun Warmup With Song #35 "My Bonnie"

Do a fun warmup with song #35 "My Bonnie".

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3 Perform Rhythms at a Variety of Tempos.

Perform rhythms at a variety of tempos.

Try levels 3-4-5 or 11-12-13.

To learn or review what the tempo terms mean, open and read the teaching slides in the activity.

4 Complete a Tempo Worksheet

Complete a tempo worksheet.

You can print the worksheet from the supporting resources.

If you don't have a printer, write the answers on a plain piece of paper.

5 Play the Pop Quiz - Terms - Tempo

Play the Pop Quiz - Terms - Tempo.

6 Learn About the Percussion Family

Learn about the percussion family.

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7 Explore the Virtual Non-Pitched Percussion Instruments

Explore the Virtual non-pitched percussion instruments.

If you know how to split your screen, choose one of the virtual instruments to play along with "Ninaskamon"

If you are in-person and have non-pitched instruments in your classroom, choose one to play along with "Ninaskamon"

Song Used: Ninaskamon

8 Play Along With Ninaskamon With a virtual or a Real Percussion Instrument

Play along with Ninaskamon with a virtual or a real percussion instrument.

If you prefer, use body percussion or found sounds to play along with the song.

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9 Learn Why Leo McGilvray Wrote the Song, "Ninaskamon"

Learn why Leo McGilvray wrote the song, "Ninaskamon".

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10 Find Something to Use for a Bucket and Sticks, and Learn to Play Along With "We Will Rock You"

Find something to use for a bucket and sticks, and learn to play along with "We Will Rock You".

For a bucket use a bucket, a large bowl or even a cardboard box.
You can even use the top of your desk
top of the bucket = top of your desk
rim = edge
click = click
side of the bucket = find a contrast sound on the desk

For sticks use dowels, rhythm sticks, or even 2 markers or 2 spoons

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11 Play Along With the Song, "We Will Rock You"

Play along with the song, "We Will Rock You".

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If the link doesn't work, search for the song and play along making up your own patterns.