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Music Lesson: Dynamics
Review - What are Dynamics?
What are Dynamics?
In music, Dynamics means how loud or quiet the music is. In written music the dynamics are shown by letters which stand for Italian words for the dynamic levels.
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Music Lesson: Using Bucket Drumming To Review Basic Rhythm
What Is Bucket Drumming?
Bucket drumming, also called street drumming, is a style of music which involves drumming on plastic buckets and other objects to create rhythmic grooves. The most common object used by bucket drummers are five-gallon plastic buckets, but other objects can be used, including glass bottles, pots, and pans.
History Of Bucket Drumming
The exact origins of bucket drumming are unclear. Street musicians have been around for thousands of years and have always selected materials and made instruments from what was available in their immediate surroundings. In our time, plastic buckets are an thing to get and are easy to carry around. Bucket drumming appeared to first take hold in New York City in the 1980's, as you would occasionally find drummers performing informally along city streets and in subway tunnels. Larry Wright, a drummer from the Bronx, is help make bucket drumming become popular.
Watch and listen to Review Video #1
Watch and listen to Review Video #2
Watch Instruction Video
Click here to go to "Music Play Online" and complete 1 though 11 from the bucket lesson activity. When you are finished come and click on survey botton.
After you have done the lesson complete the quick survey.
Jungle Book Song Styles
Have You Read The Jungle Book or seen the Disney Movies?
The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. Most of the characters are animals such as Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, though a principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. The stories are set in a forest in India. A major theme in the book is abandonment followed by fostering, as in the life of Mowgli, echoing Kipling's own childhood.
Watch instruction video
Play and Sing along with three videos and complete short evaluation
Play and Sing along with Two videos and complete short evaluation
Phil Harris version from the original animated Jungle Book Movie
Star Wars has the most Epic Music!
This Day in History....
John Williams and George Lucas at Abbey Road Studios, listening to playback through our iconic 801s. Today we celebrate our shared history with May the fourth be with you!
The Music Of Star Wars Lesson
Listen to Star Wars
Play The Star Wars Music Epic Challenge
Directions: watch part (or all if you would like) of the to the following videos. When you click on the name of the song, it will open a new web page with a video of the song. When you are done start the Nearpod Activity with the link and code # WFVUX
Star Wars Music Battle (click the links)
1. Princess Lea Theme
2. Rey’s Theme
3. Canto Bight (from:30)
4. Cantina Band
5. March Of The Resistance
6. The Imperial March
7. Anikan vs Obi Wan
8. Duel Of The Fates
Or Click on the Star Wars Music Battle Bracket link below.
Click on the link below to begin Nearpod activity.
Jazz Music - A True American Art
Jazz – (musical genre or musical style)
Description: Jazz is a music style that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". -Wikipedia
Cultural origins: Late 19th-century United States
Parent genres: Blues, Ragtime
Birthplace: The birthplace of jazz. How New Orleans became the breeding ground for a uniquely American art form. Jazz music influences many other musical styles as well.
The Great Scott Joplin!
Who was Scott Joplin
Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer."
My Favorite Earthday songs
Google search for April 22, 2020
Earth Day Sing Along
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
Music is from Music K-8 (SLCSD Elementary Music is a longtime subscriber to Music K-8 for our teachers – Please visit them by clicking here…)
Video 1 is My Planet, Your Planet with singing instructions
Video 2 is My Planet, Your Planet with lyrics and music Only
Video 3 is Earthlings Unite with singing instructions
Video 4 is Earthlings Unite with lyrics and music only
Smart Music for Band Students
Hello music students. If you have been doing some of the activities on this page, you might notice that there are no lessons directed toward band students. Most band students may not have access to their instruments, so the lessons have been music concept based and not specific to a band instrument. If you would like more information, read the statement from the Superintendent below.
If you have your instrument, I would like to introduce you to smart music. Please click link below to watch my video explaining how to sign up and use Smart Music
From SLCSD District Superintendent
Fine Arts Instruction during Dismissal
Fine Arts instruction is an important part of a student’s educational experience as well as part of the Utah State Core. We value the progress students have made in dance, theater, music, and visual art classes in all of our schools and look forward to resuming standard classes again soon.
However, because fine arts classes are participatory by nature, often team-based, and require specific materials, (i.e. instruments, art supplies, etc.), instruction will have to be altered during the school dismissal.
In an effort to limit exposure to others, we are asking that students and parents do not come to schools to retrieve instruments, supplies, projects, etc. Teachers will provide instruction and activities that can be accomplished without requiring specific equipment.
Activities should be based on individual growth and concept mastery instead of targeted whole-class progress.
Music Class Escape Room
Music Class Escape Room
Have you ever been in an escape room? Escape rooms are popular because they can challenge people who love puzzles, games and problem-solving activities. In groups, escape rooms can be away of developing teamwork. A USA today article attributes the popularity similar to that of crossword puzzles and Rubiks cube when they came out because they can challenge your thinking and problem-solving skills.
While we can’t go to a real escape room, this activity can definitely fill the bill for challenging those who like solving puzzles. For some, it may be easy and for some it may be more difficult. However, it is a good way to learn or review musical concepts.
1.Review videos for lines and space names from videos.
2.Open Music Escape Room PDF file
3.Before you start, write down the time so you can see how long it takes you to complete.
4.When you are finished write the time when you completed the activity.
5.After you finish, click on the link below to answer questions about your activity.
Note: On the first couple of slides the arrow link did not work so you have to push the arrow button on your keyboard.
Click Button Below To Answer Questions About Activity
Beethoven and the Bach Boys
Ludvig Von Beethoven is probably the most popular composer in music history. Another very important composer who influenced many others was Johan Sebastien Bach or J.S. Bach. PDQ Bach on the other hand is not a real person. However, it would be very cool if he was. Peter Schickele has had a long career combining his great sense of humor with his vast knowledge of music composition.
1. Watch the video
2. Click on the link below to answer questions
3. Check out more about Peter Schickele on his website or YouTube.
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