Middle School Lesson 12

In this lesson you will

review the hand clap game for “Green Sally Up”

learn about the percussion family

explore unpitched percussion instruments virtually

learn a cup game to go with “Jingle Bells”

create a play along for the song “La Bamba” with a hand clap pattern, cup game, with virtual percussion, or with 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

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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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7 Listen to the song "La Bamba"

Listen to the song "La Bamba."

Create an accompaniment for 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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