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Apison Music Page

APISON ELEMENTARY MUSIC PAGE

Welcome to the Apison Elementary Music page. I have created this page for students to be able to review what we have learned in class and also to provide links to songs that have listened to and learned about. I will also include links to biography pages that deal with composers or artist that have discussed so that students may learn more. If there is something missing that you would for me to inlcude on my page please feel free to let me know. I will update this page weekly as to keep you up to date on what we are doing in music class.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Pope

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KINDERGARTEN MUSIC:  UNIT ONE = Music Move Me

I love the kindergarten classes! They are so much fun and always excited about what we are doing, no matter what it is! We have been working on STEADY HEARTBEAT and listening for FASTER and SLOWER Tempos (the speed of the music). We are also working on learning the difference between our singing voice and our speaking voice.

Songs for the week:

  • Put Your Finger In The Air
  • The Ants Go Marching One By One
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Listening: The Fairies and The Giants

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FIRST GRADE MUSIC:  UNIT ONE =Say Hello In Song

The first grade classes get more involved into the BEAT and the RHYTHM  of the music. We are reviewing STEADY HEARTBEAT in music, learning the difference between UPWARD and DOWNWARD melodies and idenifing LOUD and SOFT in the music we sing and listen to.

Songs for the week:

  • Gilly Gilly Gilly Good Morning
  • Willium He Had Seven Sons
  • Listening: The Carnival of the Animals
  • The Ants Go Marching One By One
  • Listening: March

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SECOND GRADE MUSIC:  UNIT ONE = Together Through Music

The second grade works on not only recongizing rhythms but also creating rhythms and rhythm patterns. We continue to always review STEADY HEARTBEAT and RHYTHM, but this year they are introduced to what makes up rhythm: notes, rest, melody, pitch, and the staff. This week have learned to new note names; So and Mi. Students will be placing rhythms on the staff using these two pitch names. Second grade has lots of fun with this because it is new to them and they like to experiement with the sound they have created.

Songs for the week:

  • Step in Time (from Mary Poppins)
  • Sheep in The Meadow (speaking poem)
  • I'm Gonna Sing (spiritual)
  • I Bought Me  A Cat
  • Rhythm Play - Country Gardens (instruments used)
  • Lemonade (pitch Placement)

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THIRD GRADE MUSIC:  UNIT ONE =Music For The Fun Of It

The third grade music classes have been working on reviewing our STEADY HEARTBEAT, RHYTHM PATTERNS, PITCH PLACEMENT and starting to learn to create our own RHYTHM PATTERNS and share with our friends.

Songs for the week:

  • Billy ( sequencing)
  • Way Down South (poem)
  • Chan Mali Chan
  • Great Big House In New Orleans
  • The Happy Wanderer

Third Grade during the month of September we have been learning about Latin American Music and Artist. We listened to several different artist from Latin America. We learned about their culture and their music and dance. Here are some links to some of the songs that we listened.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Estefan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/selena

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FOURTH GRADE MUSIC:  UNIT ONE = Music For Everyone

In Fourth Grade Music we have been reviewing STEADY HEARTBEAT,RHYTHMIC PATTERNS, and we have been learning about METER SIGNATURES,MELODIC CONTOUR  and will be getting into( in the later weeks) PHRASES, FORM AND EXPRESSIONS.

Songs for the unit:

  • My Town, My World ( beat sense)
  • Hush Little Baby by Bobby Mcferrin and Yo-Yo Ma ( listening: duet)
  • A Journey (speaking song) - reviews rhythms and introduces note names
  • Peace Round ( singing round)
  • Canon in D ( listening canon or round)
  • Bu-Vah ( Native American Lullaby) - melody contour ( Hopi Native American tribe)
  • Lil Liza Jane ( how melody is formed with pitches moving up and down or repeated)
  • Morning Has Broken ( identifiying phrases)
  • Phrases from South Africa: Listening: Vinqo ( identifying phrases through listening)
  • Octopus's Garden ( Beetles ) - Moving to show melodic shape in the song

Fourth Grade during the month of September we have been learning about Latin American Music and Artist. We listened to several different artist from Latin America. We learned about their culture and their music and dance. Here are some links to some of the songs that we listened.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Estefan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/selena

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FIFTH GRADE MUSIC: UNIT ONE - AMERICANS SING!

In Fifth Grade music we have been reviewing STEADY HEARTBEAT, RHTHM PATTERNS AND PLACING PITCHES TO CREATE MELODIES. We are just starting on idenfiying the PENTATONIC SCALE and finding songs that use the pentatonic scale. We are also ( in the weeks to come) are going to be learning about: STRING INSTURMENTS, TONE COLOR, TEXTURE IN MUSIC, AABA FORM AND DYNAMIC SYMBOLS AND HOW A COMPOSER USES THEM.

Songs For The Unit:

  • Sing America Sing! ( identifying rhythms)
  • Just Give Me The Beat ( rap ) - identifying beat and rhythm
  • In That Great Getting Up Morning ( spiritual) - identifying pitches and range
  • Reach ( Gloria Estefan ) - lating rhythms
  • Amazing Grace ( traditional Hymn) - identifying range, pentatonic scale, key
  • Listening: Amzaing Grace ( identifying Tone Color)

 - Judy Collins - Folk Singer

- Al Green - Gospel Singer

- Charlotte Church - Classical Singer

- David Hooten - Dixieland Jazz Performer

  • Listening: Blue Moon of Kentucky ( Bill Monroe - Blue grass performer) identifying tone color and style.
  • Uncle Pen ( Bluegrass tone colors)
  • Nickle Creek Band - Meet the Musicians
  • Sing, Sing, Sing - identifying form AABA ( style / Jazz music)
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home ( identifying dynamics in music and how they are used)

 

Fifth Grade during the month of September we have been learning about Latin American Music and Artist. We listened to several different artist from Latin America. We learned about their culture and their music and dance. Here are some links to some of the songs that we listened.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Estefan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/selena

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