Middle School Lesson 10

In this lesson you will

  • “Dona Nobis Pacem” – review play along
  • “Nothing But Peace” – review the bucket drumming arrangement
  • learn about the brass family
  • color the brass family (or draw) worksheet
  • listen to a Brass Quintet

Thanksgiving Options

  • Thanksgiving Unit
    • 1. “We Are Thankful Children”
    • 2. create with word rhythms
    • 3. create accompaniment for poem
  • #18 “Joy” – learn the song
  • #113 “Take Time” – learn the song

Objectives

  • I can read, perform and create rhythms and melodies.
  • I can describe the brass family.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Dona Nobis Pacem

1 Review the play along with the song "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Play along with the song "Dona Nobis Pacem".

In-person learning: Divide the class into 4 groups and try playing this all together.

At-home learning: Try playing all 4 parts.

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Song Used: Nothing but Peace

2 Review part 1 of the bucket drum arrangement for "Nothing but Peace"

Review part 1 of the bucket drum arrangement for "Nothing but Peace".

This is played with verse 1.

Practice this pattern until you are confident. This first pattern is tricky!

Replay the video as needed.

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Song Used: Nothing but Peace

3 Review part 2 of the bucket drum arrangement for "Nothing but Peace"

Review part 2 of the bucket drum arrangement for "Nothing but Peace".

This is played with verse 2.

Practice this pattern until you are confident.

Replay the video as needed.

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Song Used: Nothing but Peace

4 Review part 3 of the bucket drum arrangement for "Nothing but Peace"

Learn to play part 3.

This is played with verse 3.

Practice this pattern until you are confident.

Replay the video as needed.

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5 Review the bucket drum arrangement of the entire song "Nothing but Peace"

Review the bucket drum arrangement of the entire song "Nothing but Peace".

In-person learning: If you don't have buckets, you can drum on the desk.

click = click sticks
rim = edge of the desk
top = top of the desk
side = side of the desk

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Song Used: Brass Family

6 Learn about the Brass Family

Learn about the brass family of instruments.

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7 Watch a performance by a brass quintet

Watch a performance by a brass quintet.

This is a Safeshare link.

If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Canzona Prima a 5 - Illinois Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble".

8 Learn about the brass quintet

Learn about the brass quintet.

You can print the worksheet from Supporting Resources and color the instruments of the brass quintet.
- or -
Draw and label the instruments yourself.

9 Learn a cup game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" played by the Canadian Brass quintet

Learn a cup game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" played by the Canadian Brass quintet.

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10 Play "What Instrument Did You Hear?"

Play the game "What Instrument Did You Hear?".

Select game #2.

11 Thanksgiving Options

Thanksgiving Options:

Thanksgiving Unit
1. song “We Are Thankful Children”
2. create with word rhythms
3. create accompaniment for poem

Song #18 Joy
Song #113 Take Time

Song Used: Joy

12 Thanksgiving Option: Learn Song #18 "Joy"

Thanksgiving Option: Learn Song #18 "Joy".

Consider having students create a rhythm band arrangement to play with the song.
The form is AAAA - the same melody repeats 4 times. The melody is 8 bars, with a 4-bar fill following.

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Song Used: Take Time

13 Thanksgiving Option: Learn Song #113 "Take Time"

Thanksgiving Option: Learn Song #113 "Take Time".

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