Grade 5 Lesson 2 (m.4) Dynamics

In this lesson you will:
  • learn about dynamics in music
  • learn about the March of Trolls, by Grieg
  • learn about a composer
  • play a theme by Grieg on the recorder (optional)

Teaching Procedure

1 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

2 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.

3 Write down the Dynamics Terms, Symbols and Meanings

Download and complete the Dynamics Worksheet.

it is a fillable form, so you can complete in online without printing it.

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

4 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?

5 Watch the Orchestral Performance of March of the Trolls

Watch the Orchestral Performance of March of the Trolls

What instruments do you see?

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

6 What do you Hear? Watch one of the Videos and Record the Dynamics you Hear.

What do you Hear?

Watch one of the Videos and Record the Dynamics you Hear.

Download and complete the Dynamics in March of the Trolls worksheet from Supporting Resources.

it is a fillable form, so you can complete in online without printing it.

OR - write the dynamics you hear on a piece of paper.

7 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.)

8 Review Previous Learning Modules

Review is always important!

Review the previous learning modules for Grade 5 and sing the songs!

9 Assessment

Your teacher may ask you to send activities for assessment.

Here are some possible suggestions:
- send the fillable dyanamics worksheet or a copy or your written out notes
- send the March of the Trolls dynamics worksheet
- take a video fo you playing the B theme on the recorder.

10 Music Education is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!