Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12-18

K & 6 will continue to work on Graduation music

1st: Review loud and soft, introduce long and short sounds- listening quiz on both sets of opposite words

2nd: Sunset song, Native American culture, recreate song using drawings

3rd: continue to work with Mr. Kelly on recorder/instrument demonstrations for 4th grade

4th & 5th: Friendly competition of Name that Tune for bonus points on their music grade!

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5th-11th

All lessons for this rotation will remain the same due to concert rehearsals delaying our music schedule. Please see the post below for the accurate lessons.

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28-May 4

Kdg & 6th: graduation music

1st: Race You Down the Mountain- Tempo, ostinato chords, bells and boomsticks

2nd: In the Barnyard- introduce the half note, perform animal movements to assigned rhythm patterns, percussion instruments

3rd: working with Mr. Kelly on recorders and introducing band instrument choices for 4th grade!

4th: Happiness Runs- ostinato patterns on bells and boomsticks, repeating patterns- melodic/rhythmic

5th: memorial day music and partner songs in western style

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21-26

Kdg: begin graduation music

1st: Spring songs about gardening, weather poem with percussion instruments to add sound effects

2nd: Old John Braddelum, wood block performances with short, short, long pattern; introduce half note

3rd: all classes should look over song # 15 for in-class practice

4th: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, introduce leaps. Review visual/aural identification of steps/leaps/repeats for in-class quiz

5th: rehearse music for memorial day program

6th: begin graduation music and music for memorial day program

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 13th-20th

Kdg: Bluebird, Bluebird- moving to the beat, performing bell patterns

1st: Old House- discuss construction tools and move to the beat, create new tools to the beat, violin

2nd: Ise Oluwa- African background, African percussion instruments, performing ostinato patterns to the song

3rd: All classes review songs 12-14 to play together as a class.

4th: Follow the Yellow Brick Road- notes that move by step, upward, and downward. Briefly discuss The Wizard of Oz background

5th: Go over final call chart maps and make corrections

6th On the Road Again- country style music, Willie Nelson, use of repetition/contrast, watch live performance on Youtube

Chorus will begin karaoke tracks this week!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 6-12

Kindergarten - 2nd grade: varied activities due to schedule changes.

3rd Grade: all classes should review # 9-11. We will play together in class along with the recordings.

4th grade: MTA song, repeated notes, tall tale lyrics.

5th grade: all art/call charts will be finished this week.

6th grade: Final singing/bell performances for Bells of Liberty song.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 30-April 5th

Kdg: Allee, Allee, O- discuss boats/ocean, identify repeating patterns, play ship game to the beat

1st: Identifying non-musical sounds, listen to 3 sound stories and discuss sounds, field trip in building to hear non-music sounds

2nd: How Good and Joyous, repeat signs, percussion performances using hand drum, tambourine, and triangle

3rd: McCabe, Lynch, and Shadle- # 9 individual playing grade and # 10 extra credit
Smith- Hot Cross Buns Variation for homework; in-class we will begin note 'E'

4th: Finish technology unit, Skrillex Bass, Artiphon, and Looping

5th: Final Call Chart due

6th: label bell parts and rehearse in small groups. Singing groups will also be assigned for our patriotic round.