Classes finished making their Funky junky music videos by playing the sounds of different rooms int he school. The rest of the videos fromt his year will be up on this site soon. We are exploring the some concepts of music, form, timbre, etc by making music with our clapping, snapping body sounds and mixing in some beatboxing. Nest week we'll begin learning about American Minstrel Shows, the junk music, the hamboning, and the racial stereotypes inherent int he shows. We will hear the music and do some comparisons between then and now.
Students are learning to playt he ukelele and to write their own music. We are using Muisc in Space as our theme to explore writng music with prescribed forms and character. This week we listened to sounds from space as recorded by NASA, listened to music written for the Star Wars movies, and are playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and The Imperial March from Star WArs on the ukelele. Next week we'll hear some music from the golden record sent out into space on Voyager.
We're singing music from Australia, learning to read music notation with computer lessons, and playing Waltzing Matilda on the piano. We're also continuing to practice learning and life skills that will help us be successful adults. Next week we will discuss how we need to recognize and be the master of 'habit' in our lives. We will try to teach ourselves some good habits by practicing tiny skills over and over, musical and otherwise.