Let’s take a look at some rhythms again. This use the dotted quarter and eighth combo we’ve been working on:
Next, let’s learn to sign and sing The Star Spangled Banner. It’s the national anthem of our country, which means it’s the official song:
Lastly, this week would have been the Gettysburg/Philadelphia Trip. Here is a parody of Cheap Thrills all about the Civil War!
Lastly, here is a Civil War song you may recognize. Words are included so you can sing along:
When Johnny comes marching home again Hurrah! Hurrah! We’ll give him a hearty welcome then Hurrah! Hurrah! The men will cheer and the boys will shout The ladies they will all turn out And we’ll all feel glad When Johnny comes marching home.
The old church bell will peal with joy Hurrah! Hurrah! To welcome home our darling boy, Hurrah! Hurrah! The village lads and lassies say With roses they will strew the way, And we’ll all feel glad When Johnny comes marching home.
Get ready for the Jubilee, Hurrah! Hurrah! We’ll give the hero three times three, Hurrah! Hurrah! The laurel wreath is ready now To place upon his loyal brow And we’ll all feel glad When Johnny comes marching home.
Let love and friendship on that day, Hurrah, hurrah! Their choicest pleasures then display, Hurrah, hurrah! And let each one perform some part, To fill with joy the warrior’s heart, And we’ll all feel glad When Johnny comes marching home.
May the 4th be with you! We’re still working on reading treble clef notes! Some of you sent me some drawing of Treble Clefs and they looked amazing! On top of the treble clef reading, I’ve also started a FlipGrid for recorder songs for the third graders. https://flipgrid.com/recordermonster
You can record yourself playing any of our Recorder Monster songs, even ones from which you already have a belt. The RecorderMonster.com password for May is “monster”. I will comment on each to say 1-2-3 or 4. Record as many as you’d like.
Now on to Treble Clef once more. Here is a video from The Royal Irish Academy of Music that describes treble clef.
Here is another diagram. Hopefully you’re starting to see that where the note is on the staff determines it’s pitch. With letters, it’s a different shape that tells them apart. An “A” looks very different than a “B”, but in music, they’re all circles, so it depends on whether it’s on a line or a space, AND which line or space it’s on.
Hello! We’re going to continue working on notes in the treble clef. We’re also learning a new song and playing some “instruments” around the house. There is nothing to “Turn-in”, just musical experiences.
To start, let’s sing “I Love The Mountains” together: We haven’t learned this song yet, so take it slow at the beginning. The music follows a pattern upward.
“I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills I love the flowers, I love the daffodils I love the fire-side when all the lights are low boom-de-ya-da boom-de-ya-da boom-de-ya-da boom-de-ya-da”
Take a look at the notes in the song. Starting from the first note until the word “hills”, what are the names of the notes? For example, the first note is in the first space from the bottom so it is an “F” because the spaces spell “F.A.C.E”
You CAN Print out the picture and label each note if you’d like more practice. If you do, send me a picture! This is not a graded assignment! I will put the answers down below this post.
Next, We’re going to play along with another “home-version” of a Musication song. This one uses whatever “instruments” you have around the house. You can play 1 or try all of them at once!
BONUS: Try reading some rhythms! Use Ta and “Tee-Tee” or Du and Du-Day
Answers: (All B’s are B flats, but that’s not necessary to know yet) F F E D D G G F E D C A A G F F B B A G F E C C B A G F D D C B A G F F F E D D D D G G G G C C D E F
Good morning! We’ll be singing some songs, dancing, and playing some instruments this week!
Let’s start with our “We Are Cloverbank” song!
Next, we have a Musication video. We would play Boomwhackers or rhythm instruments in class, but Jan, the man who makes the videos has made a few for home-bound instruction! Follow along with this movement video and try to stay on a steady beat.
Next, let’s review the beat with Bounce High Bounce Low! Keep a steady beat while bouncing a ball to:
“Bounce high, bounce low bounce the ball to Shilo”