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Higher Than a House

Posted by lbbartolomeo on April 28, 2018

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  1. ¬†Read some riddles to get in that riddle mood! ūüôā ¬†(See below) ¬†End with “Higher Than A House”, but don’t let them guess the answer yet.
  2. Learn Higher Than a House rhythm w/patschen w/clap on last word ‚Äúbe‚ÄĚ.
  3. S step beat as they speak the riddle.
  4. Add the pat rhythm as move around the room. Call on one person to guess an answer.  S repeat that answer 4 times then continue stepping beat/patting rhythm.  T notates answers in a long list as they move.  Try not to stop between answers.Screen Shot 2018-04-28 at 10.54.15 AM
  5. After 8-10 guesses, class puts guesses in rhythm bricksScreen Shot 2018-04-28 at 10.45.05 AM
  6. Class creates a 4 beat riddle answer. ¬†I like to repeat it to match the length of the riddle. Say it w/added BP and perform ABA form. ¬†Here’s an example.

    Harry Potter, golden eagle, airplane, cloud

  7. Create 4 beat answer combos in groups of 4.  Again, you may want them to repeat their pattern.
  8. Share and T corrects any rhythm problems
  9. Perform in rondo. ¬†A=class speaks riddle, B, C, D, etc. group answers. ¬†ABACADA…

EXTENSIONS

  1.  Improvise melodies on xylophones.
  2. Create a class melody.
  3. Add “answer” ostinati such as “airplane cloud”, “Harry Potter planet”.
  4. Take class melody to the riddle rhythm that becomes the A section to a rondo form where the B, C, D etc are individual improvisations on the rhythm.
  5. I usually play the bordun on a bass to keep us all together.  If you wanted to perform it, a student could certainly take over the bass part.

At some point in the lesson, I reveal the answer to the riddle!  A STAR!

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 Riddles

Higher than a house, higher than a tree.  Oh, whatever can it be?

– a star

What does a cat have that no other animal has?

– Kittens.

What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail?

– A cowboy riding his horse.

What always sleeps with its shoes on?

– A Horse.

What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?

– The shadow of an elephant.

What fur do we get from a Tiger?

– As fur away as possible! –

Why do dragons sleep all day?

– They like to hunt Knights.

What can honk without a horn?

– A goose.

What has a horn but does not honk?

– A rhinoceros.

 

What two keys can’t open any doors?

– A Donkey, and a Monkey.

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Posted in Improvisation, Quarter note, quarter rest, Speech Pieces, Two eighths/Qt., Xylophones | Leave a Comment »

Bell Horses

Posted by lbbartolomeo on August 26, 2017

IMG_5526This is a great song to teach SLS and quarter note/rest and eighth note pairs. ¬†Here’s my process.

After learning the song by echo singing with a pat/clap steady beat pattern, I told the Ss the history of the song from the info I found HERE.  That info led me to have the students get in groups of 3 with two horses and a driver.  I cut lengths of rope for the reins that went around the torso area of the two horses in front, with the driver holding the ends behind. We trotted around the room after singing the song, with the idea that the horses had done their work for the day and were heading home.  We switched until everyone had been the driver.  Lots of giggles and fun!

  • The next music class we sang and clapped the rhythm, then partners got bells or other non-pitched metal percussion and played the rhythm as they sang.
  • The third music class, as a group, we sat at my large rhythm chart, and together determined the rhythm of the song. ¬†How I made my chart is located HERE!

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  • The fourth music class, partners got a 16 beat template, an envelope with the necessary rhythmic icons, and then wrote the rhythm. ¬†After a few minutes of them working on it, I clapped the first line, let them look at what they had, then I put it on my large chart for them to check and see if they were correct. I continued this method until all 4 lines were complete. ¬†Then one partner touched the answers as the other partner clapped and sang the song. ¬†They switched roles.

Here’s the version of Bell Horses that I use!

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Posted in Bell Horses, Manipulatives, Quarter note, quarter rest, SLS, Template for rhythms, Two eighths/Qt. | Leave a Comment »

BIG Rhythm Chart

Posted by lbbartolomeo on August 26, 2017

IMG_5528I needed a big chart for K-2 so that we could write song/rhyme rhythms. ¬†I wanted something cheap! ūüôā I bought a black foam board (20×30″) at Dollar Tree, then added strips of thick paper such as card stock to form the pockets. ¬†The actual rhythms are written on blank 4×6 note cards. ¬†I laminated them but that isn’t completely necessary.

A foam board is about 20″ wide. ¬†The pocket strips were cut to 20″ wide and about 2″ in height, and then I glued the strips on the left,right, and bottom edge, and then a vertical line about every 4.25″, enough room to slide a 4″ note card into.

Screen Shot 2017-08-26 at 10.51.54 AMThe glued bottom edge serves as a stop for the note card.  The red lines on the photo to the right show where I used glue.

 

 

 

This picture shows rhythmic icons, which required that I copied images onto the note cards. ¬†This is what I use for the song “Bell Horses”.IMG_5526

 

Posted in Bell Horses, Quarter note, quarter rest, Rhythm Chart, Stuff, Two eighths/Qt. | 1 Comment »

NFL Rap

Posted by lbbartolomeo on August 18, 2013

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Since I live in Indianapolis, the ending fits!¬† “Colts, Go Blue!”¬† But you can re-arrange it to fit YOUR needs!

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Some of the team rhythms can be changed to more naturally fit the way they are pronounced.  This is just how I laid them out.

HOW I USE THIS RAP!

1.  Rhythmic canon

2.  Rhythms quarter, two eighths, quarter rest

3.  Transferred to drums, adding ostinati

4.  Transferred to pitched percussion for improvisation

 

 

 

Posted in Canons/Rounds, Improvisation, Speech Pieces, Two eighths/Qt. | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Valentine Game

Posted by lbbartolomeo on February 9, 2013

My K’s and 1’s LOVE this song/game!¬†¬†¬†¬†

This game is sung to the tune of “This Old Man”.¬† “Valentine, valentine, won’t you be my valentine.¬† Number one, number two, number three it must be you.¬† Take my heart along with you!”

Students are in a circle and the leader holds a valentine in his/her hand and walks around the outside of the circle as everyone sings.¬† When they get to the numbers, the leader taps the head or back of the nearest student ONE, next student-TWO, next student-THREE and the third one gets the valentine.¬† At this point then there are two ways to play.¬† The new person can be the leader and the former leader takes the new leader’s place.¬† Or the way I play it is for the new leader to follow behind the original leader so that with each verse, the outer group creates a longer and longer line until all end up in the outer circle.

This song has

solfege:  SM, DRMFS, MRD               rhythms: two eighths, quarter, 4 sixteenths

Posted in 4 Sixteenths, DRMFS, MRD, SM, Two eighths/Qt., Valentine Game, Valentine's Day | Leave a Comment »

Rhythmic Building Bricks

Posted by lbbartolomeo on July 17, 2012

From my Orff classes and “Elementaria” by Keetman, I created what are called RHYTHMIC BUILDING BRICKS out of these foam cubes I found at Target in the $1 section.¬† I used a Sharpie to draw on the notes.

     Both sides have a rhythm so many combinations can be created.

     The bags are ideal for partners so in the tub at left, I have enough for a class of 34.

The blocks in the below picture are available for sale from Etsy!!!

BEAT BLOCKS - Rhythm building blocks that promote musical literacy

Posted in Foam Bricks, Manipulatives, Rhythms, Two eighths/Qt. | 5 Comments »

Yankee Doodle

Posted by lbbartolomeo on June 30, 2012

I love this song for a variety of reasons.¬† It’s a classic, kids love it, great quarter/two eighth note patterns, and it can be a jumping off point to talk about the Revolutionary War era.

Great Info Here       Wikipedia

Video

I LOVE this video from Sesame Street for kindergarten and first grade.  They giggle non-stop.

Audio

Books

So many cute versions.  This one has a trio of girls who are seen in every verse following the dashing young man around.  Kids get a kick out of it.  It goes through three verses.

Product Details  Illustrated by Amanda Haley

This book by Mary Ann Hoberman takes the story and embellishes it to the point that YD and friends open a restaurant called “Yankee Doodle’s Noodles”.¬† My kids loved it because of the silly word play, fun illustrations, and crazy characters such as a poodle.

Yankee Doodle (Sing-Along Stories)

Teaching Ideas

1.  It has a great steady beat so any activity related to beats, especially marching.

2.¬† It’s in AB, verse/refrain form so the opportunities for STEADY BEAT movement and non-pitched percussion play are endless.

March on A, turn to your partner and make up a movement for B

With partner do a non-locomotor movement on A, locomotor on B (or reverse it).

Play woods on A, metals on B.

Get in groups of four, everyone has  rhythm sticks and come up with a way to play on A and B.

3.  The verse has a beautiful rhythm of two eighths (6x) followed by two quarters to which you can sing whatever rhythm system you prescribe to.

ti-ti, ti-ti, ti-ti, ti-ti, ti-ti, ti-ti, ta, ta (repeat) then sing the more complicated chorus with lyrics.

As a class, notate it and sing the rhythms.

Take rhythmic notation in grades 2 and 3 on the verse rhythm.

Posted in AB, Movement, Patriotic, Rhythms, Songs, Two eighths/Qt., Verse/Refrain, Yankee Doodle | Leave a Comment »

 
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