Different pieces of music can make you feel different emotions! Take a listen to the examples and decide how they make you feel. Draw or write the feelings each song makes you feel.
LESSON: High and Low
Hey there! Let’s talk about high and low in music, something we are always learning about in class! This great video includes professional musicians who are demonstrating high and low with their voices. They are teaching "Clara Net" all about high and low. Can you use your voice to sing along with them at the end of the video? Then, after watching the video, please do the activity below!
Activity: With a parent, go the Chrome Music Lab, and check out how high and low sounds actually look different as well! These are called sound waves!
You can also draw different high and low sounds here, and then listen to the song you made! So fun! Share with a parent or family member!
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer Study
Beethoven is one of the most famous classical composers of all time. He started to lose his hearing by the time he was 25, but continued to compose for the rest of his life. Check out the RCS Music - Beethoven Playlist on Youtube to learn about how Beethoven used math to help him compose.
Beethoven Playlist: Watch and listen to examples from each of the following (you will need to listen to these songs for our next
TED Talk: Music and Math - The Genius of Beethoven
Symphony No. 5
Now, it’s game time!
Beethoven Google Doodle: Beethoven is trying to get to his concert on time, but he keeps losing his music! Using the songs you just heard, help Beethoven put his music in order so he can make it to the concert! https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-ludwig-van-beethovens-245th-year
LESSON: Call and Response
Learn about Call and Response in Music! Many students have already had several lessons about Call and Response this year! Watch the video posted here and listen to some pretty great musicians explain the musical concept of Call and Response, which can either be done with voices or instruments. Then, complete the activity below.
Activity: Using Chrome Music Lab, create a melody with "Melody Maker." Then, play the melody and try to echo a response with your singing voice! Then, see if your family members can sing an echo! HINT: You may have to pause it after you play it in order to sing it back! Otherwise, it keeps repeating :)
Let’s learn about “Melody”!
Melodies are made with steps, skips, leaps, and repeats!
1.Listen and follow: La manana Musicograma - Listening map https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gk9xfUontc
Do you notice any patterns, steps, skips? Does the melody repeat?
2. Now listen and follow along with Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” - Listening map
3. Try to play the songs “Ode to Joy” and “Row, Row Your Boat” from the icons or notes on the pages below.
-Click the following link to download a virtual piano for your desktop.
-The dot on the piano keys is “Middle C”. Use “Middle C” as step #1 of the scale. https://www.onlinepianist.com/virtual-piano
Music and Movement!
Music and Movement go together like Macaroni and Cheese!
Check out these fun songs!
Today, I would like for you to learn about an amazing musician, Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo Ma is famous for his incredible talent of playing the cello. For the youngest kids, the cello is similar to a violin, except bigger. And if instruments are bigger, we know it will produce a lower sound. So the cello is a lower sound than a violin, and you actually have to sit down to play it as well!
Please listen to the mp3 interview of Yo-Yo Ma posted here, answer the questions below, and watch a few videos of Yo-Yo Ma.
(mp3 file is in this folder)
Activity: Now, answer these questions! The older kids can write out the answers. Younger kids can talk about them with their parent/guardian!
1. At what age did Yo-Yo Ma begin playing the cello?
2. Name one of the two schools Mr. Ma attended.
3. Was Yo-Yo Ma's family musical as well?
4. Where was Yo-Yo Ma born?
5. What other instrument did Yo-Yo play? Was he very good?
6. What was usual about the musicians he played with when he was 12 years old? What else did they do?!
7. What children's shows did Yo-Yo play with?
8. Yo-Yo Ma says music is very personal. What does he mean?
Peter and the Wolf Puppet Show
Peter and the Wolf Puppet Show
Today we are going to learn about the instruments of the orchestra!
-color and cut out the peter and the wolf characters
-enhance your puppet by taping or glueing them to sticks (popsicle or small sticks from your yard)
-watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhbdgePIboI&t=1s and use this to review each character and instrument that is used in the story. Practice doing the puppet show along with the recording.
-make a Peter and the Wolf bingo game for your family and friends. Draw pictures of the bird, peter, grandfather, wolf, cat, duck, hunters and a free space using a bingo template. Make everyone’s bingo card different. Use these templates https://www.google.com/search?q=free+bingo+card+generator+for+teachers&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS852US852&sxsrf=ALeKk00_MKIfDYp9tSFGl43hnH8Gs03IIA:1584112168188&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUsMbY3ZfoAhWHVs0KHcYsCI4Q_AUoAXoECA0QAw#imgrc=bTzJ0vFF2d2NdM:
-to play your bingo game, use these music samples to use for each square
-listen to https://www.teachertube.com/videos/peter-and-the-wolf-k-tp-265412
-use your cut-out puppets along with the story and act it out and video record yourOWN puppet show to share with others when we return to school