Middle School Lesson 9

In this lesson you will

  • play Poison Rhythm
  • #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 #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem".

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Song Used: Dona Nobis Pacem

2 Listen and view the note highlights video for #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Listen and view the note highlights video for #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem".

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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Song Used: Dona Nobis Pacem

3 Learn to play the rhythm band accompaniment for #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Learn to play the rhythm band accompaniment for #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem".

Practice all parts, one at a time.

Song Used: Dona Nobis Pacem

4 Play along with song #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Play along with the song #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem".

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

At-home learning: Try playing all 4 parts.

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Song Used: Dona Nobis Pacem

5 Do a Rhythm Sort for part 1 of #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Do a Rhythm Sort for part 1 of #25 "Dona Nobis Pacem".

Song Used: Nothing but Peace

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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Song Used: Nothing but Peace

7 Learn to play part 2

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

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Song Used: Nothing but Peace

8 Learn to play part 3

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

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Song Used: Nothing but Peace

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

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

In-person learning: 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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