3rd grade - Review all music symbols - Read first song - Yanez 2018
Grade: 3rd - 6th lesson
Duration: 1 hr
Frequency: every two weeks
Objective: identifying known music symbols and reading all formats for the song "Engine, Engine, Number Nine."
Following five foundation lessons in music theory (symbols/meanings) students identify the music symbols and pitches for the first song they will read looking for patterns in beats, rhythms, pitches - pitches that skip or step on the staff.
Cross-curriculum: mathematical concepts of division and multiplication for understanding how the notes and rests are named, and the number of beats and measures.
Reviewing pitches to "Long-Legged" sailor while only looking at the music format (no answers).
Students read song formats for each song, beats, rhythm, pitches, and then the lyrics. In the video we are reviewing the pitch names without the pitch names being shown as they are in the pitch formats. All the students see is the music. Students gain an understanding that if a line or space is skipped we skip a pitch.
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Playing five finger keyboard exercise "Happy River" and reviewing previous five finger exercise "Burn Little Candles" with two hands.
Keyboard Certificate - Left Hand
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Staff, F Clef, and G Clef
Students become the driving force, taking ownership of the lesson, as they discover from the known object, a notebook paper, the following music symbols:
staff - high/low
G clef - where to find the pitch g on the staff
F clef - where to find the pitch f on the staff
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Jess Buice helps 3rd grade students find their Singing Voice (head voice).
Following the importance of sitting up to produce the best breath, students will experience the voice moving from their chest to their head. Beginning with a closed mouth, teeth, and tongue, students experience the sound (vibration) stopped by the closed tongue, stopped by the closed teeth, and then vibrating the slightly closed lips, producing a correct hum. The singing voice is found when students open the hum to produce a sung tone. - Jess Buice
Introducing the Symbols for Music Notes and Rests
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