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Composition-Pentatonic

Composing Melodies with the Pentatonic Scale – in F or G (both examples are provided). F is preferable for singing within most students’ range, but G is preferable if you are also teaching them absolute note names because of recorders …

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, …

Jean Jean Dressed in Green

  Lyrics Jean Jean dressed in green Went downtown to eat ice cream. How many scoops did she eat? One two three Game Students sit in circle. I point to one student at a time on the rhythm while students …

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Lyrics Baa baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame One for the little boy who lives down the lane. Baa baa black sheep Have you …

Xylophone Visual Aids

I use these a TON for 2nd through 5th grade when we play xylophones. They are cut out separately, laminated with magnets on the back so I can stick them to the board. You can also print them out and …

Word Searches

Word Searches Peter and the Wolf Bach Beethoven Careers in Music (below) Christmas Handel Hanukkah Jazz Mozart: Magic Flute Music vocabulary (below) Nutcracker Rhythm (below) Sousa String Instruments Music Genres (below) See also composers holidays Nutcracker orchestra resources substitute ideas …

Dreidel Song

Lyrics 1. I had a little dreidel, I made it out of clay And when it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play. Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay. Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, then dreidel …

This Old Man

Lyrics This old man, he played one, He played “knick knack” on my drum, With a “knick knack” paddy whack, give the dog a bone. This old man came rolling home. This old man, he played two, He played “knick …

Engine Engine Number Nine

Lyrics Engine, engine number nine Going down Chicago line See it sparkle, see it shine Engine, engine number nine See also steady beat songs chants train songs 1st grade rhythm lessons songs / chants with quarter note & rest patterns …

In and Out

Lyrics In and out (rest) Round-about (rest) O-U-T and That spells out! (rest) Circle Game Formation: Students sit in a circle. One student (“It”) stands outside the circle. When chanting begins, “It” walks around the outside of the circle, pointing …

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