What's happening in music class this week?
Last week we started our "This Day in Music History" highlights. Students began each class with a five minute look at an important person, group, or innovation that helped shape the popular music we listen to today. So far they've seen youtube video performances of Count Basie, Leonard Bernstein, Bon Jovi, and Freddie Mercury.
5th grade went on a webquest to find information about orchestra instruments, tempo, harmony, and rhythm. As they solved questions correctly, they received puzzle pieces which, when completed, formed a diagram of the violin.
4th grade reviewed the four instrument families of the orchestra and learned more about sound production. Then they played an exciting game that featured the names of those same four families.
Welcome back to school!!
STRINGS ARE FUN!! We spent the week experimenting with various string instruments. Students were encouraged to try out the violin, viola, cello, double bass, electric and acoustic guitars, and the ukulele. It was noisy, but fun! Fifth grade learned more about fretted string instruments and fourth learned the differences in instrument groups between the concert band and orchestra. Have a great weekend!!
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There are many great music sites with fun games and activities. Try these: