Grade 5 Lesson 27: Dynamics

Concepts:
In this lesson you will:
  • Rhythm Play along #13-3 8th-16th notes

  • Review #72 “I am Getting Such a Headache”

  • Review #74 “Haida”

  • Video – intro to dynamics; downloadable dynamic terms worksheet

  • Video map “March of the Trolls” – ABA form, dynamics, worksheet

  • watch orchestral performance and name the instruments you see

  • Optional – play piano or recorder with the B Theme from March of the Trolls

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform rhythms.
  • I can define and use dynamics in music.

Teaching Procedure

1 Rhythm Play Along Video

Choose body percussion on non-pitched instruments to play along with the rhythm video.

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Song Used: I Am Getting Such a Headache

2 Review #72 “I am Getting Such a Headache”

Sing and do the actions.

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Song Used: Haida

3 Review #74 “Haida”.

Sing the song "Haida".

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Song Used: Haida

4 Review the Movements for "Haida".

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5 Dynamics Tell us if Music is Loud or Soft.

Dynamics Tell us if Music is Loud or Soft.

Watch the video to learn about dynamics.

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6 Write down the Dynamics Terms, Symbols and Meanings.

Download and complete the Dynamics Worksheet from supporting resources,

OR - write the dynamics words out on a piece of paper, write what the symbol is, and then tell what it means.

7 Do the Pop Quiz on Dynamics.

Complete the pop quiz.
Explore other dynamics pop quizzes as time permits.

8 Watch the March of the Trolls Video Map.

Watch the March of the Trolls Video Map.

Can you hear the A B A form of the piece?

What dynamics do you hear as you listen?

Optional: Download and complete the March of the Trolls dynamics worksheet from supporting resources.

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9 Watch the Orchestral Performance of March of the Trolls.

Watch the piano and orchestra performance of March of the Dwarfs.

What instruments do you see?

Take a piece of paper and write the names of some of the instruments you see.

This is a safeshare link. If the link doesn't work, google "orchestra performance of March of the Dwarfs".

10 OPTIONAL EXTRA: Play the B Theme from March of the Trolls on recorder.

Do you play recorder? Or piano?

If you do, you could try playing the B theme on the recorder or the piano.

(Note: To make it easier to play it's in the Key of C, so you can't play with the recording.)