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Not-so-English Madrigal

Who would’ve thunk??? We started our unit on English music with Lute music from 1550. After a brief nap, we listened to some “English” madrigal. I use the term “English” lightly since the only thing English about this madrigal was that it was sung in English. I found a really cool English Madrigal-style version of […]

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England is a Democracy, Not a Monarchy

A few months ago a trip to Disney World inspired me to base our listening portion of class for 2nd and 3rd grades on several countries that have very strong musical signficance.  After walking through EPCOT I was amazed by the different sounds from country to country and thought my students would be too! I’m really into bringing […]

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Well, it’s not Cee-lo

but…1st grade is learning all about THE VOICE (the instrument, not the show).  By the looks of it, I think some of them may have a future in singing. Enjoying “The Three Tenors”   There’s nothing like a little Frank Sinatra to explain the Baritone voice.  As you can see, they weren’t too shy about […]

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A Brief Look at What to Expect from Music Class

  KINDERGARTEN Listening: “Musical Time Machine” Music Throughout History (1600 – 2013) Performance and Theory: Percussive Instruments   FIRST GRADE Listening: “We Are Family” (Instrument Families:  Voice, Piano, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion) Performance and Theory: Orff Instruments (Drums, Xylophones, Metallophones)   SECOND AND THIRD GRADES Listening: Musical EPCOT (Music from the 6 countries that contributed […]

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Welcome to School Year 2012-2013

New and Improved for your entertainment pleasure…. 1) Our very own MJGDS MUSIC YouTube Channel Videos are listed by grade so you can watch at home http://www.youtube.com/user/mjgdsmusic?feature=mhee 2) SoundCloud 5th Grade will record their projects which will be shared on SoundCloud www.soundcloud.com You can share their work on Facebook 3) Hanukah Zimriyah, Talent and Art Show, […]

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