Middle School Lesson 10

Review “Dona Nobis” play along

Review the bucket drumming arrangement of Nothing But Peace

Learn about the brass family

Color the brass family (or draw) worksheet

Listen to a Brass Quintet

Thanksgiving Options:

1. song “Thankful Children”

2. create with word rhythms

3. create accompaniment for poem

Middle School songs #18 Joy, #113 Take Time

Objectives

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

Teaching Procedure

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

Play along with the song, "Dona Nobis Pacem"

At Home: Try playing all 4 parts.

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

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

Learn to play part three. 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: 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

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7 Watch a performance by a brass quintet

Watch a performance by a brass quintet

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 What Instrument Did You Hear?

11 Thanksgiving Options

Thanksgiving Options:
1. song “Thankful Children”
2. create with word rhythms
3. create accompaniment for poem

Middle School songs #18 Joy, #113 Take Time

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

Thanksgiving Option: Learn Song #113 "Take Time"

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