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Hello!  My name is Ms. Norman.  I am originally from Fargo, ND and attended college at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND achieving a bachelor’s of art in music performance and my bachelor’s of science in k-12 music education.  I also worked very hard and finished my Kodaly levels through UNO.  Kodaly is a man who developed a method of elementary music teaching. I learned it and it greatly improves my teaching.  


I am going to post a music lesson for each week.  Feel free to email me with any questions you might have or any pics/videos/examples of your fun work!!  I miss you all very much and hope we can still make good music virtually.

 

Last lesson – Week of May 11th

Learning Goals:

Learning the instruments of the orchestra.

Let’s review orchestra instruments to listen to Peter and the Wolf.  There are several characters in this story.  Each of their themes (their melody or little song) is played by the instruments in the orchestra. Each time you hear that little song or theme you know that character is there.

Let’s review Peter first.  His theme is played by the cello.

https://youtu.be/wCPuEpMYl7E?list=PLOYXFmwORp52GS14l4EJE4jncW2HjsHmD

Now let’s listen to Peter’s Grandfather’s theme.  His theme is played by the bassoon.  You’ll notice the Grandfather’s theme sounds grumpy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjOrubwEVxI&list=PLOYXFmwORp52GS14l4EJE4jncW2HjsHmD&index=15&t=0s

Now let’s listen to the wolf’s theme.  His theme is played by the french horn.  Does his theme sound nice or scary?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTN8amDEuXk&list=PLOYXFmwORp52GS14l4EJE4jncW2HjsHmD&index=9

Peter has some animal friends.  Let’s listen to their themes:

The bird played by the flute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBUp-IVhq30&list=PLOYXFmwORp52GS14l4EJE4jncW2HjsHmD&index=4

The cat played by the clarinet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5_SuzJA9ig&list=PLOYXFmwORp52GS14l4EJE4jncW2HjsHmD&index=18

The duck played by the oboe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB8gtItBg_k&list=PLOYXFmwORp52GS14l4EJE4jncW2HjsHmD&index=19

 

FINALLY – it’s time for the story.  Here are a couple of links for the story. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7f9OxyQ5PQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvyN2-f0omE

 

Also, if you have access to a printer, here are some Peter and the Wolf coloring pages you can print and color.

https://www.coloring-page.net/peter-wolf.html

 

Finally, I came across this lady who covered a song called “Dance Monkey” about staying at home and performed on homemade instruments. (Ask your parents if this is ok, there are a couple of lyrics about the Tiger King and Carole Baskin) I hope you enjoy it!  Happy last week of school!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5rU-pMbGSQ&list=WL&index=37&t=18s

 

Here are the OPS music standards that we will be working on in music class:

VOCAL MUSIC STANDARDS  GRADES K-3
1.~ Demonstrate basic vocal technique through performance.
·    Sing a pentatonic song with pitch accuracy.
·    Sing from a varied repertoire of songs using the head voice.
2.~ Read melodic and rhythmic patterns.
·    Use basic rhythmic patterns (quarter notes and eighth notes).
·    Use melodic patterns that ascend, descend, or stays the same.
·    Use duple meter.
3.~ Perform on unpitched instruments.
·    Play a steady beat on an instrument (with others).
·    Play the rhythm of a known song.
·    Use instruments properly.
4.~ Identify symbols and musical language by sight or sound.
·    Identify instrument families.
·    Identify patterns that ascend, descend, or stay the same.
·    Identify form (same or different).
·    Identify basic symbols.


VOCAL MUSIC STANDARDS GRADES 4-6
1.~ Demonstrate basic vocal technique through performance.
·    Sing a diatonic song with pitch accuracy.
·    Sing in harmony.
·    Use correct posture.
2.~ Read melodic and rhythmic patterns.
·    Use rhythmic patterns that include syncopated and dotted rhythms.
·    Identify repeated tones, steps, skips, and leaps in a melodic pattern.
·    Use triple meter.
3.~ Perform on pitched and unpitched instrument.
·    Play a steady beat on an instrument (alone).
·    Play the rhythm of a known song.
·    Play a two-part pattern using beat and rhythm.
·    Use instruments properly.
4.~ Identify symbols and musical language by sight or sound.
·    Identify individual instruments.
·    Identify form (AB, ABA, Rondo)
·    Identify basic symbols, adding dynamic markings and language.