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