In this lesson you will

Listen, and reflect on the song, “Barges”

Do the staff lesson interactive activities 1-16

Create a rhythm composition

Objectives

  • I can listen and reflect on a song
  • I can number and name the lines and spaces of the staff
  • I can compose and perform rhythms

Teaching Procedure

1 Read the lyrics for the song "Barges" and answer questions

Reflection: Read the lyrics above and answer these questions.

1. Who do you think might have written this song?

2. What do you think the songwriter was thinking about?

Song Used: Mama Don’t Allow

2 Listen to the song "Barges" and reflect on the song

Listen to the song "Barges" and reflect on the song. Answer the questions.

3. Describe the music. (tempo, dynamics, harmony, articulation, timbre, major/minor)

4. How does the song make you feel?

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3 Complete a reflection on the song, "Barges"

Complete a reflection on the song, "Barges"

If you haven't answered the questions about the song,
answer them now.

Try singing along with the song. When it goes from unison into two parts, sing part 1.

4 Learn About the Staff

Do the following interactive activities in the staff lesson:

1. Music is written on five lines called the staff. (worksheet 1)
2. A clef is given at the beginning of each line. (worksheet 2)
3. Drag the words to fill in the blanks (worksheet 3)
4. Drag the treble clef to the staff
5. The lines are numbered from the bottom to the top.
6. Your hand has five fingers just like the staff has five lines.
7. Place the note on the line (worksheet 4)
8. Notes can also be placed in spaces. (worksheet 5)
9. Your hand staff has spaces. (5)
10. Place the note in a space. (5)
11. The notes on the lines are E, G, B, D, F (worksheet 6)
12. Name the notes on lines (6)
13. Spell these musical words (6)
14. The notes in the spaces are F, A, C, E (worksheet 9)
15. Name the Notes in Spaces
16. Spell these Musical words

The worksheets are in supporting resources section above.
An alternative assignment to doing the worksheets will be given below.

5 Alternative to Worksheets - Staff Assignment

Alternative to Worksheets - Staff Assignment

Draw 2 staves on a piece of paper.
Draw a treble clef on each.
Top Staff:
Put notes on each line and number them.
Put notes on each space and number them.
Bottom staff
Put notes on each line and name them E, G, B, D, F
Put notes on each space and name them F, A, C, E

Optional: Answer the Questions
1. Music is written on a ________.
2. A ________ has ______ lines.
3. A ____ is given at the beginning of each _____.
4. The treble clef circles the note __.
5. The _________ is used for ______ notes.

6 Name the notes in the song, "Barges"

Name the notes in the song, "Barges"

7 Compose your own rhythm pattern

Choose your level. We suggest starting with Level 2.

Compose your own rhythm pattern.

Play it back. Do you like it?

If not, change it.

Write your rhythm on a piece of paper to play with the track in the next activity.

8 Write your rhythm on a piece of paper, then play it with the track.

Write your rhythm that you composed on a piece of paper.

Decide how to play it. You could use
* body percussion: clap, pat, snap, stamp
* you could clap 1st time, pat 2nd time, snap 3rd time, stamp 4th time continuing until the music ends.
* or find things at home to use for drumsticks and drum it

Count a 16 beat or a 32 beat introduction before you start.

Play your rhythm pattern with the track.