Foot Twister Example

I was spying on two students in 6R who were very diligent and focused as they practiced their “Foot Twister” composition together. I have to share this video because they laugh and smile.¬†Their laughter is evidence of immediate...

“Foot Twisters”

As part of the composition unit, Grade 6 students are creating a rhythm rondo. As part of this process, we’ve been exploring how to write and perform two different rhythms at the same time using stomps and claps. Sure, it starts easy…...

6K Composes Poetry Songs!

In Grade 6, students were asked to create compositions in small groups to go along with a poem. They had to have a melody, a bass bordun, and a different auxiliary instrument, such as a triangle or hand drum, for each extra person in their group...

6O Composes Poetry Songs

In Grade 6, students were asked to create compositions in small groups to go along with a poem. They had to have a melody, a bass bordun, and a different auxiliary instrument, such as a triangle or hand drum, for each extra person in their group...

6R Composes Poetry Songs!

In Grade 6, students were asked to create compositions in small groups to go along with a poem. They had to have a melody, a bass bordun, and a different auxiliary instrument, such as a triangle or hand drum, for each extra person in their group...

6O Performs Los Machetes Dance

Here is the performance by 6O of Los Machetes. This was used to teach form. The students listened to the piece and identified that it was in ABC form, repeating three times, ending with an additional A that is slightly different. Students: How...

Los Machetes

Students in Grade 6 continue to study musical form (ABC and Coda). Next week, they will be introduced to a movement activity using Lummi Sticks and the track found below. Follow up with us soon to see a video of their performance!