Anouncements and Lesson Activities
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.
Please use link above to post comments
Hello Music Students,
In order to complete this activity, you need to go through 2 Quick Mini Lessons using Nearpod. Here are the instructions.
Click link for Nearpod, enter code, Reading Music Basics Part 1 – By Mike Davies
Part 1 c[one]
1.Nearpod Link… https://nearpod.com/student/
2.Enter Code: MLBSK
3.Finish questions and submit.
1.Click the 2nd link for Nearpod, Reading Music Basics Part 2 – By Mike Davies
2.Nearpod link - https://nearpod.com/student/
3.Enter code – GISDY
4.Finish questions and submit
After you have completed these, print out Bingo Grids and start limit yourself to15 or twenty minutes after you have completed the Nearpod.
After you have finished with bingo grid, Take a picture and email it to me – firstname.lastname@example.org or sent it though TEAMS.