Students have been continuing their study of music using junk. We have learned how to "play a room." We are combining different timbres and pitches, layering ostinatos and improvised rhythms, and varying the form and the dynamics. Students are making a music video of their group playing together. We are then transitioning to making music with body percussion and beatboxing.
Student should watch the musical OKLAHOMA! by veterans day.
Music from Outer Space. We are using outer space as our theme for music this month. We are listening to music connected to outer space, some David Bowie, Gustav Holst's The Planets, Theme from Space Odyssey 2001. We are writing Soundscapes and beginning to learn to play the ukelele. We started with Twinkle Little Star.
Reading notes and playing keyboards. We're singing music from Australia, Waltzing Matilda and Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport. We're learning triple meter by practicing the Maori Stick Game. Drumming and body percussion.