Grade 6 Lesson 4 Body Percussion (#6)

In this lesson you will

Read and play 16th note rhythms

Create 16th note rhythms

Body Percussion Unit – Lesson #6

Create your own Body Percussion.

#12 Song for the Mira

Listen, and reflect on the song.

Compare performances

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read and play rhythm patterns
  • I can perform and create body percussion
  • I can reflect on a song

Teaching Procedure

1 Read and play 16th note rhythms

Read and play 16th note rhythms

Choose how to play the 16th note rhythms: clap, pat, or find something to use for sticks and drum

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2 Create a rhythm composition with 16th notes

Create a rhythm composition with 16th notes

Follow the link. Create a composition (Level 6).

Try a variety of ways to perform it - clap, pat, stamp, snap or try different instruments that you can find at home.

3 Do Body Percussion Lesson 6

Do Body Percussion Lesson 6

Review the video as needed until you can perform the body percussion.

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4 Create and perform your own body percussion sequence

Create and perform your own body percussion sequence.

Use some of the movements from Cristian's lesson.

Try your body percussion with the audio track below.

Can you write out your body percussion sequence so others could perform it?

Song Used: Song for the Mira

5 Read the lyrics and think about what the song is about

Read the lyrics and think about what the song is about.

On a piece of paper answer the questions:

1. Who do you think the songwriter was?
2. Do you think the songwriter was old or young?
3. What do you think the songwriter was trying to convey?

Song Used: Song for the Mira

6 Listen to the "Song for the Mira" and reflect on the song

Listen to the "Song for the Mira" and reflect on the song.

Do you agree with your answers to the questions above?

Answer these questions:
4. Describe the tempo and dynamics of the performance.
5. What instruments or voices do you hear?
6. What mood is created by the music?

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7 Compare performances of the song

Compare performances of the song

Listen to the "Song for the Mira" peformed by Celtic Thunder.

Answer these questions:
7. Describe the tempo and dynamics of the performance.
8. Is it the same, different or similar to the first performance?
9. What instruments or voices do you hear?
10. Are they the same, different or similar to the first performance?
11. What mood is created by the music in this performance?
12. Which performance did you prefer? Explain why.