2nd grade

Quarter & Eighth Note Resources / Crotchets & Quavers

Songs with Quarter & Eighth note Lesson ideas Aiken Drum Ain’t Gonna Ring No More Ali Baba’s Farm (Ali Babanın çiftliği) Ama Lama Atadwe Baa Baa Black Sheep Bate Bate Chocolate Big Rock Candy Mountain BINGO Bobby Shafto Bow Wow …

Catalina Magdalena

Lyrics (Folk song) She had a funny name, but she wasn’t much to blame;Her mother gave it to her just the same, same, same. RefrainCatalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner WallendinerHogan Logan Bogan was her name. Well, she had two peculiar hairs on …

2nd Grade Rhythm Lessons

Each lesson is 30 minutes long. Lesson 1 – Introduction Opening Song – Hello There (more hello / welcome songs)  (name songs) School Song (orAmerican patriotic song) patsch steady beat while singing Rules/Announcements (Seefirst day of school) Friendship Song/ Song with …

First Day of School

On the first day of school, there are procedures I need to discuss, but I always want to open and close the class with fun musical experiences! Here are some ideas: Teach the school song Or if you don’t have …

Specials Newsletters

One way to communicate with the families at your school is to pair up with the other “Specials” teachers in your building, such as the Art and P.E. teachers. For a few years, my colleagues and I sent out monthly …

Land of the Silver Birch

Lyrics (Canadian folk song) Land of the silver birch,Home of the beaver,Where still the mighty moose wanders at will.Blue lake and rocky shore,I will return once more.Boom di dee boom boom, Boom di dee boom boom,Boom di dee boom boom …

Bate bate chocolate

Lyrics – Spanish (Traditional Mexican chant) Bate bate chocolateCon arroz y con tomateUno dos tres CHOUno dos tres COUno dos tres LAUno dos tres TEChocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate! English Translation – Stir stir chocolate Beat beat chocolateWith rice and tomato …

Abiyoyo

Lyrics (South African folk song) Abiyoyo… See also folk songs from South Africa lullabies songs in 6/8 songs with I IV V chords Meter / Time Signature resources lesson ideas YouTube https://youtu.be/cPZtuPyXRfw Song with chords (PDF) MIDI file Listen to …

Composition-mi, so, la

Lesson 1 Demonstrate xylophone – which note is which (only mi, so and la: E, G and A) I play a pattern on xylophone as I sing on solfege, they sing back, then add Curwen hand signs Pass out paper xylophone, …

Down the River / Down the Ohio

Lyrics (American folk song) The river is up and the channel is deep,The wind is steady and strong.Oh won’t we have a jolly good time as we go sailing along.Down the river, oh down the river, oh down the river …

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