Middle School Lesson 12

In this lesson you will

  • “Green Sally Up” – review the hand clap game
  • learn about the percussion family
  • explore unpitched percussion instruments virtually
  • learn a cup game to go with “Jingle Bells”
  • #26 “La Bamba” – create a play along with a hand clap pattern, cup game, with virtual percussion or bucket/desk drumming

Objectives

  • I can describe the percussion family and name many non-pitched instruments.
  • I can create a bucket drum arrangement.
  • I can keep a beat playing on cups.

Teaching Procedure

1 Review the hand clap game for "Green Sally Up"

Review the hand clap game for "Green Sally Up".

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Song Used: Green Sally Up

2 Review the hand clap game with the music for "Green Sally Up"

Review the hand clap game with the music for "Green Sally Up".

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3 Learn about the percussion family

Learn about the percussion family of instruments.

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4 Explore the non-pitched percussion instruments virtually

Explore the non-pitched percussion instruments virtually.

Create a 16-beat rhythm composition.

Write it on a piece of paper.

Decide what instruments to use to play your composition.

5 Learn a cup game for "Jingle Bells"

Learn a cup game for "Jingle Bells".

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6 Perform the cup game with the music for "Jingle Bells"

Perform the cup game with the music for "Jingle Bells".

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Song Used: La Bamba

7 Listen to song #26 "La Bamba"

Listen to song #26 "La Bamba".

Create an accompaniment for #26 "La Bamba" one of the following ways:

- Create a hand clap game.
- Create a cup game game.
- Create a desk drum or bucket drum arrangement for the song.
- Create an accompaniment for unpitched instruments.

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