Monday, April 15, 2013

Mrs. O'Banion: "Pop Goes the Weasel"

Mrs. O'Banion's class is shown here performing a dance to "Pop Goes the Weasel".  This is the 2nd in a series of folk dances that all the 2nd graders have learned. This dance is from Step Lively 3 by Marian Rose.  This dance is perfect for classes that have extra energy!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

6th Grade: "The Homework Blues"

The 6th grade music class learned about the Blues, 12-Bar Blues in particular, and chords.  Then they wrote their own blues song about what else--------homework!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Petrovitch: Pizzicato Polka

The 3rd grade classes are studying the 4 families of the orchestra.  As part of our study of the string family, we listened to "Pizzicato Polka" by Strauss.  Here is Mrs. Petrovitch's class playing percussion instruments to the rhythms of the piece.  This listening map is from John Jacobson's Music Express.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Miss Hapner's Class: "Down the River"

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.