Tuesday, January 9, 2018
These third grade students are leaning to play rhythms independently. In the pictures below you will see students playing different types of instruments. Each type of instrument has been assigned a different rhythm. All rhythms are being played simultaneously, which makes for a very rich sounding rhythm band. Kudos to these students for being able to concentrate and play their part while hearing several other parts. I really wish I could post a video for you all to see.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Children enjoy being active. They do not enjoy sitting still. This makes listening to music a bit of a challenge. Guided listening activities are an excellent solution. The teacher plays a musical selection, either classical, sacred, or any style, and the students respond to the music with movement props. In these pictures, the 3k students are moving the parachute with the phrases in "Jesus Loves Me". They are learning to listen and respond to the legato phrases.