The kindergarten music classes learned about AB form with this song. Watch as they move on the A part and stand still with hands together on the B part. This is from Primary Dances and Singing Games, by Denise Gagne.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
The kindergarten classes enjoyed learning this fun movement song. They're having so much fun that they don't even realize that they are working on walking to the beat! This is from a collection by Denise Gagne called Movement Songs Children Love.
The fifth grade classes reviewed the scale, and rhythms with this catchy little tune. Listen for the syncopated rhythm (short-long-short) in the scale pattern. Despite the serious looks on their faces, the students really enjoyed this. (They were a bit camera shy)
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
The first videos of the 2013-2014 school year are of our 6th graders. They are performing a piece called "Mbira Jam" from the collection, Hot Marimba, by Walt Hampton I am very proud of the way they all worked together to make this piece happen!
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The 2nd grade music classes have been dancing! Here is Miss Hapner's class dancing to "Down the River". This music and dance is in AB (verse-refrain) form with a coda.
This dance can be found in Step Lively 3, by Marian Rose.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
The third graders have been working with dotted quarter and three 3 eighth-note patterns in 6/8 meter all year, as well as improvising. We combined these two skills to create a class melody to the poem "Oh My Fish in the Sky". We used an F pentatonic scale, so our melody ends on F, which is Do.