Finished with OKLAHOMA! Most kids were able to watch the musical and discuss the concepts found within. Students who did not succeed with this project may stay afterschool with me in the next two weeks and watch the musical in my classroom. Make up work for this test grade can be assigned then. We'll continue our study of American musicians including Stephen Foster, George M Cohan, John PHilip Sousa, Robert Johnson and more. Students will be responsible to learn of these musicians, play their songs, and take quizes on the history and music.
This month we are beginning our study of European music. We're haveing a quiz this week on the beginnings of organized music through the Renaissance. We start listening to the Polyphony of the Baroque and the music of Bach for the month of January.
We're studying the music of Africa. We sing, drum and play the piano. Quizes each week on the piano song they are learning. Music and videos are on the Music website. We are also learning a body percussion of the African rhythm called the Gahu.