1 Play Poison Rhythm
Echo all the rhythms except the poison rhythm.
Read The Lyrics
What is your favourite part of the lyrics?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
- 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
A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.
Music education is important for all learners.
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