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.Uploaded Sep 21, 2018
Students come to the teacher's station to earn Performance Certificates for recorder, xylophone, and keyboard.Uploaded Sep 21, 2018
A review of all music symbols and their meanings after the Winter Break.Uploaded Sep 21, 2018
Using three new chords, students jam to Ed Sheeran's "Perfect".Uploaded Aug 13, 2018
Students are practicing instrument centers: keyboard, recorder, xylophone, and ukulele. Students follow spreadsheet on board to know which instrument and selection they are assigned. Performance Certificates are earned when the student comes to the teacher's area and performs their selection correctly.Uploaded Mar 06, 2018
Playing five finger keyboard exercise "Happy River" and reviewing previous five finger exercise "Burn Little Candles" with two hands.Uploaded Mar 06, 2018
Playing the five finger keyboard exercise "Lightly Row"with the left hand for a Performance Certificate.Uploaded Mar 06, 2018
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
Fifth grade - "Texas Our Texas"
Fourth Grade - "America" - "America the Beautiful"
Gifted and Talented - "You're a Grand Old Flag"
Introduction of Veterans
Fourth Grade - "Life in the Army"
Mr. Mendez's 5th grade class - "Over There"
Fifth Grade - "Marines Hymn" - "Air Force Song" - "The Army Goes Rolling Along"
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
Introduction to Music Literacy - Jess Buice, instructs 5th grade students as they discover the names of the notes and rests based on the amount of the measure each note occupies in 4/4 time.Uploaded Feb 26, 2018
Discovering the pitches of the major scale in music using pitch Syllable, Pitch Numbers, and Letter Names. Hearing the happy sound of a major scale and the sad sound of a minor scale. Jess BuiceUploaded Feb 26, 2018