In the Hall of the Mountain King

In this lesson you will

Listen to the selection, and discover how the music changes

Do a fun movement activity with the piece

Learn about Edvard Grieg

Do a rhythm play along

Play Sevens with the selection!

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can describe music that I listen to
  • I can move to music

Teaching Procedure

1 How many ways can you vary this rhythm?

Make a list of all the ideas on the board.
Ideas might include
- different ways of changing dynamics, tempo, timbre (found sounds, body percussion)

Try out your ideas. If you can think of 18 ways to vary the rhythm, try them all out!

2 Listen to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and describe how the music changes

Listen to "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Number a piece of paper from 1-18
(or download and print from Supporting Resources)
Audio track is in step 3.

The theme of this music repeats 18 times --- but each time the music is a little different.

3 Listen to how the theme changes each time

Listen to how the theme changes each time.

Make notes as you listen.

Discuss. Listen again and pause to see if the descriptions were correct.

4 Move to show the 18 repetitions of the theme

Move to show the 18 repetitions of the theme
If you wish, divide the class into 18 groups as shown on the video.

18 times do this:
Head, and shoulders, knees and toes,
knees and toes, knees and toes,.
Head, and shoulders, knees and toes,
eyes, ears, mouth and nose.

Ending:
Say "No more!" and throw hands in the air. (2x)
Clap seven times and say, "Head, and shoulders, knees and toes"
Say "No more!" and throw hands in the air. (2x)
Clap seven times and say, "Head, and shoulders, knees and toes"

Roll hands over and over in front of the body.
Throw the hands into the air on the final chord.

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5 Learn about Edvard Grieg and the Peer Gynt Suite

Watch the video to learn about Edvard Grieg and the Peer Gynt Suite

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6 Rhythm Play Along

Find things at home to use for instruments.

Play along with the video.

7 Play Sevens with "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Play Sevens with "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Practice the patterns as shown.

Then try them with the music!

8 Play Sevens with "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Do pattern
1-2-3-4-3-2-1
1-2-3-4-3-2-1
1-2-3-then do the ending like you did for Head and Shoulders.

9 Link to Musication Percussion Play Along

10 Play a Movement Game with Folders or Binders!

Play a Movement Game with Folders or Binders!