Fun With Music 

 

12:25 – Pick up kids from the Dining Hall Tables, Take your time walking to the Music Room (110)

12:35 Warm-Up Song is the same all week. Click here for Chicken Dance.  They haven’t done this yet, so you may need to explain how to do it.

 1:20 – line up for carpool – it will take at least 5 minutes.

Emerson goes to carpool in Fine Arts, she can get there on her own, everyone else goes to the benches outside outreach. 

New for Thursday:

Blue Man Group Shorts (first 15 minutes of clip)

Tiny Desk Concert: Tower Of Power

Tiny Desk Concert: Trombone Shorty (just the first 2 songs.  Please show Storyline Online First)

Storyline Online – Trombone Shorty – Read by Angela Bassett

Choose from any of these songs / Activities all week.  It is okay to repeat them.  I also left books to read if you want or Peter and Wolf movie below.

 

Down By the Bay with Raffi & Book (YouTube)

Down By the Bay Music if you want to make up your own rhyme.

 

I Know a Chicken – pass out shaker eggs and follow directions in the song.  I usually have kids shake eggs high, low, above, below, in front, behind, fast, slow, then put flat on the floor before the song starts.

 

The Goldfish (Laurie Berkner) Music Only

The Goldfish (Laurie Berkner) Video & Music

 

Party Freeze Dance

Animal Freeze Dance

Colors Freeze Dance

 

Limbo (Limbo pole is in the rug that is wrapped up on top of my cabinets… this can easily be a 15 minute activity)

 

Storyline Online – To Be a Drum – Read by James Earl Jones

 

 

 

 

Click here to watch Peter and the Wolf

Band

Students come to you at 1:30 in the Schmidt Family Band Hall.  Please release them at 2:25.

Pass out new songs and let kids label notes.  Some will need help, some will just want to practice fingerings on their own. All is okay.

Pass out theory books and watch Jerry’s video lessons. They should coordinate with the books.  You can do as many or as few lessons each day as you want.

Theory Lessons 1-4

Theory Lessons 5-6

Theory Lessons 7

Theory Lessons 8-10

Theory Lesson 11

Theory Lesson 12

Have them play Concert Bb Major Scale (the first one on their page – the same one we did all last week).

Play in whole notes, then half notes, then quarter notes.

Play songs if you want – they are pretty close on Homework Blues.  Get Ready is a little tricky.

Click here for Beethoven LivesUpstairs (SchoolTube)

Drumline

Students come to you at 2:30 in the Drumline Room. They should wait outside the room until you get there. Lukas & Carlos will follow you from Band.

At 3:25 they all go to carpool at the Main Entrance.  Please walk with them there and then you stay until they all get picked up or Will or Sarah Harris tells you to leave.  Usually 8-12 minutes.  MS Carpool is just watching kids – no door opening.

Headphones / Ear Plugs must be work when playing drums.  It’s okay to play on the pads without them.  Non-negotiable with the kids.  I left the wireless mic headset for you – it is very helpful.  

Pass out theory books and watch Jerry’s video lessons. They should coordinate with the books.  You can do as many or as few lessons each day as you want.

Theory Lessons 1-4

Theory Lessons 5-6

Theory Lessons 7

Theory Lessons 8-10

Theory Lesson 11

Theory Lesson 12

The Smart Board SHOULD have the warm-up still on the white board.  They play 2 measures of quarters, 2 measures of 8ths, 2 measures of 16ths, 2 measures of 8ths, 2 measures of quarters and STOP on beat 4. If they don’t stop together, do it again until they all stop together at the end.

Pass out the packets – they can play through this front to back. This is new for most of them.  You’re just counting with them we count eighths as 1 and 2 and; sixteenths as 1 e and a 2 e and a.  

 

Click here for Beethoven LivesUpstairs (SchoolTube)