Grade 5 Lesson 28

In this lesson, you will:
  • play poison rhythm using ti ta ti rhythms
  • do a rhythm play along using ti ta ti rhythms
  • review “Funga Alafia” using note highlights
  • sing the song and do the movements for “Funga Alafia”
  • play and create accompaniments for “Funga Alafia”
  • compose new rhythms using ti ta ti rhythms on devices or with manipulatives

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read rhythm patterns and melodies
  • I can play instruments with a song
  • I can create rhythms on body percussion, found sounds or instruments

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Echo all the rhythms except the poison rhythm.

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2 Play along rhythm #14-1

- play the rhythms with body percussion or instruments

- decide how to perform it

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3 Review "Funga Alafia" with the note highlights

Review "Funga Alafia" with the note highlights

If you read solfa notes, sing with the solfa part of the video.

If solfa is new to you, play a line and echo the solfa.

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Song Used: Funga Alafia

4 Sing "Funga Alafia"

Sing the song.

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Song Used: Funga Alafia

5 Optional: Accompany the Song with Ukulele

If you have ukuleles, 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.

6 Review and perform the movements for "Funga Alafia"

Review 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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7 Use instruments or found sounds to accompany "Funga Alafia"

- if you have the instruments in the score, play them
- if you do not have instruments, use found sounds - desk, ruler, markers, to play the parts
- read each part together using rhythm names, then play it.
- when confident with the part, have one group sing (say) the song, and the other group play.
- continue learning the parts until you have learned as many as you can
- the audio track is given in the next activity so you can perform with the audio if you aren't allowed to sing.

8 Audio for "Funga Alafia"

(this recording is a little slower and has just 2 repetitions)

Song Used: Funga Alafia

9 Sort the Rhythms in the Song

Sort the rhythms in the song.

10 Option 1: Write a rhythm composition with ti ta ti on devices

Create your own composition using the Interactive Rhythm Composition Tool.
(Composition with manipulatives follows if you don't have devices)

Decide how to play it. You could use body percussion, instruments or found sounds.

The class could create a rondo by singing (or listening) to "Funga Alafia" as the them. Then the B, C, D sections would be student performances of their rhythm.

11 Option 2: Write a rhythm composition with ti ta ti using note squares

- copy the pages of note squares from the supporting resources

- have the students cut out the note squares (12 in total). The last 2 squares (ti ta ti) should not be cut apart - they should be left intact to show that all together the rhythms are 2 beats

- have the students create an 8 beat rhythm composition with the squares