Grade 5 Lesson 14

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

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can play triplet rhythm patterns.
  • I can describe the 12 bar blues.
  • I can sing and move to music.

Teaching Procedure

1 Clap or Play Triplet Rhythms

Clap or play triplet rhythms.

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2 Desk Drum or Bucket Drum with the March from the Nutcracker

Desk drum or bucket drum with the March from the Nutcracker.

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3 Watch a Black Light Performance of March from the Nutcracker

Watch a black light performance of March from the Nutcracker.

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

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.

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5 Create Movement to go With the Song, "Christmas Shopping Blues"

Create movement to go with the song, "Christmas Shopping Blues".

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6 Learn About The 12 Bar Blues

Learn about the 12 Bar Blues.

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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.
C= CEG
F=FAC
G=GBDF