Middle School Lesson 9

25 “Dona Nobis Pacem”

– listen to note highlights

– play rhythm band arrangement

“Nothing but Peace”  – sing, play buckets with the song

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read rhythms and melodies
  • I can perform rhythms on instruments

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm

This game is 3/4 meter, to help prepare students to read "Dona Nobis"

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2 Listen and view the note highlights video for "Dona Nobis"

Listen and view the note highlights video for "Dona Nobis"

Pause at the end of each phrase and sing back the note names.

If you learn solfa at your school, continue to the end of the video practicing the solfa patterns.

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3 Learn to play the rhythm band accompaniment for Dona Nobis

Learn to play the rhythm band accompaniment for Dona Nobis

Practice all parts, one at a time.

4 Play along with the song, "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Play along with the song, "Dona Nobis Pacem"

At Home: Try playing all 4 parts.

In-Person: Divide the class into 4 groups and try playing this all together.

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5 Do a Rhythm Sort for part 1 of "Dona Nobis"

Do a Rhythm Sort for part 1 of "Dona Nobis"

6 Play on a bucket or desk with the song, "Nothing but Peace"

Play on a bucket or desk with the song, "Nothing but Peace"

Find something to use for a bucket: an ice cream or laundry bucket, a big bowl or a cardboard box.

Find something to use for sticks - a pair of wooden spoons, or pair of spoons

Learn to play part one. This is played with verse 1.
Practice this pattern until you are confident. This first pattern is tricky!
Replay the video as needed.

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7 Learn to play part 2.

Learn to play part two. This is played with verse 2.
Practice this pattern until you are confident.
Replay the video as needed.

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8 Learn to play part 3

Learn to play part three. This is played with verse 3.
Practice this pattern until you are confident.
Replay the video as needed.

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9 Play buckets with the entire song, "Nothing but Peace"

Play buckets with the entire song, "Nothing but Peace"

In Person: If you don't have buckets, you can drum on the desk.

click = click sticks
rim = edge of the desk
top = top of the desk
side - side of the desk

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