Grade 5 Lesson 28 (a.1)

Concepts:
In this lesson, you will:
  • sing and move to a song from Liberia
  • read, listen and compose with the ti ta¬† ti rhythm and drm sl d’

Objectives

  • I can read and create with ti-ta-ti rhythms

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Echo all the rhythms except the poison rhythm.

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2 Read The Lyrics

Read The Lyrics

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: Funga Alafia

3 Learn the Pronunciation and the Rhythms

Echo the teacher on the video to learn the pronunciation and the rhythm.

This is a song from Liberia that was introduced to North America through Orff workshops given by Jos Wuytack.

It's a welcome song. The movements in the song are intended to show visitors that they are welcome to this village, and I have no weapons up my sleeve.

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4 Pause at the end of the line and echo the singer.

Watch the Note Highlights video. Pause at the end of each line and echo the singer.

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Song Used: Funga Alafia

5 Sing the Whole Song

Sing the entire song.

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6 Accompany the song with Ukulele

If you have a Ukulele at home, accompany your singing.

This song uses just the C chord, so it's easy to play.

Skip this step if you don't have a ukulele.

7 Watch the Kids demo to learn how to do the movements.

Watch the Kids demo to learn how to do the movements.

The first time you: step-close step-close step-close step-clap, then go the other way

The second time: push arms right 2x, left 2x, (continue)

The third time: tap head 4x, touch sides of mouth 4x, touch heart 4x, make prayer motion 4x

The fourth time: step-close step-close step-close step-clap, then go the other way

The third time is supposed to show that 1: with my thoughts I welcome you; 2. with your words I welcome you. 3. with my love I welcome you. 4. with my prayers I welcome you.

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Song Used: Funga Alafia

8 Sort the Rhythms in the Song

Sort the rhythms in the song.

Song Used: Funga Alafia

9 SOLFA CHALLENGE!

Can you name the Solfa notes in the song? Remember that solfa notes are used by singers: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do'

If you don't learn solfa notes at your school, skip this step.

Song Used: Funga Alafia

10 NOTE NAME CHALLENGE

Can you name the letter names in the song?

When you play an instrument, you use letters to name pitches: C D E F G A B C'

11 Write your own Rhythm Composition using Ti Ta Ti

Write your own composition using the Interactive Rhythm Composition Tool.

Play it back using the instrument of your choice.

Try a different playback instrument.

Try playing it using body percussion or found sounds. (Hit a bowl with a spoon, or drum with two wooden spoons)

12 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment Suggestions:

- send your teacher a screenshot of the completed note naming challenge
- send your teacher a screenshot of the completed rhythm sort activity
- send your teacher a screenshot of your rhythm composition

13 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