Tarzan Melodies

This week in Grade 2, students are notating Do-Re-Mi melodies using a speech pattern about Tarzan. First they had to use their critical listening skills to identify when there were words and when there was silence within a 16-beat chant. They...

M-A-R-C-H

As March comes to a close and April begins,¬†Grade 2 reviewed proper hand drum technique (down and up strokes) using the chant “M-A-R-C-H” from Game Plan 2. We continue to study the various forms that music takes and the patterns that...
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“Old Mother Hubbard”

In Grade 2, students are learning to expand their music vocabulary through performance. For example, they’ve been learning the difference between a level bordun and a broken bordun on the xylophones. We’ve also discussed how music...

2P Composes “Lucy Locket”

Throughout the composition unit, Grade 2 students have composed melodies to go along with nursery rhymes. Poetry has a natural rhythm which helps students develop interesting melodies. In this video, you’ll see examples from 10 of the 12...

Traffic Lights

Grade 2 is studying improvisation. We did an activity using the song “Traffic Lights” from Game Plan 2. First they sing and play the song on xylophones. Next, the police officer points to a red, yellow, or green light. The students...