Grade 5 Lesson 30 (a.3)

In this lesson you will

  • read and create with 8th-16th note rhythms
  • sing the Silly Sailor song using 8th-16th note rhythms
  • Optional – play Silly Sailor on the Ukulele

Objectives

  • I can read and create with 8th-16th note rhythms
  • I can sing the Silly Sailor song
  • Do a dance to a song

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo the Rhythm Patterns

Echo the Rhythm Patterns

2 Compose with 8th-16th Note Rhythms

Compose your own Rhythm using the Interactive Rhythm Composition tool.

Choose Level 2 to start.

You click on the notes or rest to enter them.

Then choose the instrument that you'd like to play them.

Press play, and try performing the new rhythm that you've created.

Try creating new rhythms and playing on new instruments.

Try Level 6 that uses 8th-16th note rhythms.

3 Read the Rhythms for the Silly Sailor Song

Read the Rhythms for the Silly Sailor Song

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Song Used: Silly Sailor/Drunken Sailor

4 Read the Words for the Silly Sailor Song

This is an old folksong. We've changed the words for school use.

Read the words.

Song Used: Silly Sailor/Drunken Sailor

5 Listen to the Silly Sailor Song

Listen to the Silly Sailor Song.

Play the video again, and sing along

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6 Watch the partner movement for the Silly Sailor Song

Watch the partner movement for the Silly Sailor Song.

Try the movement with someone else who's in your house.

Can you create your own movement?

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7 Optional: Play the Silly Sailor Song on Ukulele

Optional: Play the Silly Sailor Song on Ukulele

Do you have a ukulele at home?

If you do, try the Silly Sailor song on ukulele!

If you have a printer, you can download and print the songsheet!

At this website, there is a Ukulele and a Guitar section. Both of these sections have links to pop songs that you can play after you learn just one or two songs.

8 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

9 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!