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...

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...

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...

“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…...