Middle School Lesson 3

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • echo Poison Rhythm
  • play “Which Rhythm Do You Hear?” – level 8
  • #5 “Mango Walk” – read about the song, name the notes, rhythm sort
  • learn about first and second endings
  • sing the song
  • create an ostinato and play it with the song

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read notes and rhythms in a song.
  • I can explain 1st and 2nd endings in a song.
  • I can create and play an ostinato.

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm.
Echo every rhythm except the poison pattern.

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2 Play the game "Which Rhythm Do you Hear?" Level 8

Play the game "Which Rhythm do you Hear?", level 8.

Select game #5 in the games list.

Song Used: Mango Walk

3 Listen to song #5 "Mango Walk"

Listen to song #5 "Mango Walk".

What do you think the song is about?

This is a song from Jamaica.
"Number 11" is a variety of mango in Jamaica.

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Song Used: Mango Walk

4 Name the notes in song #5 "Mango Walk"

Name the notes in song #5 "Mango Walk".

Song Used: Mango Walk

5 Sort the rhythms for song #5 "Mango Walk"

Sort the rhythms for song #5 "Mango Walk".

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Song Used: Mango Walk

6 First and second endings

If the ending of a repeated section is different each time, composers use first and second endings. Perform the first ending the first time through the music. Then, perform the repeated music, skipping the first ending and playing the second ending instead.

Listen to #5 "Mango Walk" again, and notice how the first and second endings are used.

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Song Used: Mango Walk

7 Create an ostinato

Create an ostinato.

An ostinato is a pattern that repeats.

Try clapping, playing or patting this ostinato while you listen to #5 "Mango Walk" :
ti-ti ti-ti ta ta

Create your own ostinato and play it with the song.

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