In this lesson you will
- clap or play along with triplet rhythms
- Review the March from the Nutcracker and watch a performance of it under black lights
- Learn #42 “Christmas Shopping Blues” and learn about the blues
- Optional: Complete a worksheet about the 12 bar blues
- In-person? Play 12 bar blues on Boomwhackers or barred instruments
- I can play triplet rhythm patterns.
- I can describe the 12 bar blues.
- I can sing and move to music.
1 Clap or Play Triplet Rhythms
Clap or play triplet rhythms.
2 Desk Drum or Bucket Drum with the March from the Nutcracker
Desk drum or bucket drum with the March from the Nutcracker.
3 Watch a Black Light Performance of March from the Nutcracker
Watch a black light performance of March from the Nutcracker.
4 Learn to Sing Song #42 "Christmas Shopping Blues"
Learn to sing song #42 "Christmas Shopping Blues".
Pause the video at the end of a line and sing it back.
Play the video again, and sing along.
5 Create Movement to go With the Song, "Christmas Shopping Blues"
Create movement to go with the song, "Christmas Shopping Blues".
You can watch the kids in the video for ideas.
6 Learn About The 12 Bar Blues
Learn about the 12 Bar Blues.
7 Optional: Complete a Worksheet About the 12 Bar Blues
Optional: Complete a worksheet about the 12 bar blues.
If you are in-person and have Boomwhackers, play the root of the chords on Boomwhackers. (or barred instruments).
Teach the chords used, and try playing along with the song.
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