Middle School Lesson 36 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • learn about the “William Tell Overture”
  • play along with the Finale from the “William Tell Overture”
  • learn about Rossini
  • practice dynamics and play Instrument Fun Facts on the Trivia Wheel
  • play Instrument Bingo
  • sing campfire songs
  • “We Love to Sing” –  voice warm up, fun movement song
  • “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” – sing, write a parody

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read and perform with music from a variety of times and places.
  • I can perform and define dynamics.
  • I can identify instruments of the orchestra.

Teaching Procedure

1 William Tell Overture

Read the slide to learn about the "William Tell Overture".

2 Play along with the Finale from the "William Tell Overture"

Choose instruments or body percussion to play along.
You could play with hands or sticks on your desk.
You could play this on bucket drums.

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3 Learn about Rossini

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4 Practice dynamics on the Trivia Wheel

Divide the class into 2 teams.
Play the game.

5 Play Instrument Fun Facts on the Trivia Wheel

Divide the class into 2 teams.
Play the game.

6 Play Instrument Bingo

Divide the class into 2 teams.
Play the game.

7 Campfire Songs!

This week we’ll sing some songs that you could sing around the campfire or on a car trip.

Song Used: We Love to Sing

8 Warm up with "We Love to Sing!"

This is a great warm up and a camp song!

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Song Used: We Love to Sing

9 Do the movements to the song

Divide the class into 2 groups.
Do the movements as demonstrated in the video.

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Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

10 Read the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Read the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".

Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

11 Watch the video for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Watch the video.

Replay the video and sing along!

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12 Write a parody of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

A parody or musical parody is when you change the lyrics to something funny using the same melody of a song.

For example, you could sing "I hope we have ice cream for din-ner" to the tune of the first line of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
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You could try "I want to go to the beach, soon" or "I don't like to do home-work".

Continue writing your parody until you have a full verse.

The notation video for this song will help with the rhythms.

Does it rhyme properly?

Perform your parody for your family or friends!
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Record it and send it to your music teacher!

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