Middle School Lesson 34 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

Folk to Pop Lesson 2

In this lesson you will

  • #114 “My Landlord” – sing, play clap game, learn about the song
  • create accompaniment
  • “Money Honey” – sung by Elvis Presley
  • discuss performances
  • bucket/desk drum to #114 “My Landlord”
  • view Elvis Presley’s biography

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can create an accompaniment for a song.
  • I can listen and respond to music.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: My Landlord

1 Learn to sing song #114 “My Landlord”

Listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: My Landlord

2 Practice this clap pattern

Song Used: My Landlord

3 Watch the clap game

Watch students perform the clap game.

Try the pattern with a partner (if allowed) or solo.

If you can't do partner games, go on to the desk drum version below.

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Song Used: My Landlord

4 Desk drum "My Landlord"

If solo, drum the desk where you would clap with your partner;
i.e. clap, right hand desk, clap, left hand desk, clap, both hands desk, cross, pat.

Song Used: My Landlord

5 Create an accompaniment

Choose instruments or found sounds and create an accompaniment.

This is another great option if you can't play the game with partners.

Song Used: My Landlord

6 Perform the accompaniment

Song Used: My Landlord

7 What is the song about?

8 Listen to Elvis Presley sing "Money Honey"

In the next activity, you'll have a link to a performance.
Watch the performance and discuss the questions below.

9 Link to Elvis Presley performing "Money Honey"

This is a Safeshare link.
If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Elvis Money Honey".

10 Bucket/Desk drum to the A section

This is the pattern for the A section of the song.

Practice the A section.

If desk drumming:
top = top
rim = edge
click = click

11 Bucket/Desk Drum to the B section

This is the pattern for the B section of the song.

Practice the B section.

If desk drumming:
top = top
rim = edge
click = click

12 View a biography about Elvis Presley

This biography tells how Elvis got his start and how he changed music.

This is a Safeshare link.
If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Elvis Presley A Boy from Tupelo".