Middle School Lesson 7, Frankenstein and Body Percussion 9

In this lesson you will

Play Poison Rhythm – 14th tab (dotted 8th-16th)

Play Which Rhythm – level  11. (dotted 8th-16th)

Create rhythm composition using dotted 8th-16th, copy it and perform with an audio track

Learn to sing #24 “Oh My Darling Frankenstein”.  Optional:  accompany with ukulele, guitar

Body Percussion Lesson 9

Create your own body percussion

Objectives

  • I can read, create and perform dotted 8th-16th note rhythms
  • I can sing and accompany my singing
  • I can perform and create with body percussion

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm

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2 Play the game, Which Rhythm Did You Hear?

Play the game, Which Rhythm Did You Hear?

It's Game #5, Level 11

3 Compose a rhythm using dotted 8th-16th notes

Compose a rhythm using dotted 8th-16th notes

Choose Level 8

Play your rhythm and clap along. Do you like it?
If there is something you want to change, rewrite it.

When you are happy with your composition, copy it to a piece of paper.

4 Play your rhythm composition with the audio track

Find something at home to use for an instrument.
For example, you could use two wooden spoons as a pair of sticks.

Play your rhythm composition with the audio track.

5 Learn to sing the song, "Oh My Darling"

Learn to sing the song, "Oh My Darling"

The melody may be familiar. If you know the melody, sing along.

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Song Used: Oh My Darling

6 Optional: If you have a ukulele or guitar at home, try playing with the song

Optional: If you have a ukulele or guitar at home, try playing with the song

You can even play along with the recording.
If it goes too fast, you can slow the recording down with the "gear wheel"

7 Can you sing the note names in the song?

Can you sing the note names in the song?

If you can, sing along.
If you don't know the note names, pause the video after a line and sing it back.

Try singing the pitch letter names and the solfa notes.
Solfa (do re mi fa so la ti do) is a way of naming notes that singers use.

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8 Practice naming the notes of the song

Practice naming the notes of the song

9 Learn to do the Butterfly Clap

Learn to do the Butterfly Clap

If time permits, create your own body percussion pattern and perform with the audio track.

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10 Create your own body percussion sequence and perform with the track

Create your own body percussion sequence and perform with the track