We finished our Junky Music project of “Playing a room.” You can watch some of our videos here. We are beginning to learn about Music in the Jazz Age to correspond with the Social Studies Unit. We’ll dance the Charleston, listen to jazz, and learn about the technology changes in the music industry, and the changing role of women in music.
Finishing our unit on Music in Space, we’ve listened to JUPITER by Holst, Space Odyssey 2001 Theme, and Music recorded by NASA in space. Our ukulele song this week was Monster Mash. We’ll start our unit on Music in the Movies next week with learning to play musical sound f/x on our keyboards, and watching some movie clips with famous music.
We’ve continued our study of music notation by reading music and playing keyboards. We’re learning to play the song “Waltzing Matilda” and play it on the keyboards. We are learning about the instruments of Australia, and playing the Maori Stick Game.