Sometimes in life we are distracted and shut things out in our everyday life. In music, we favor only the genres we listen to. Some like Pop, Rock, Classical, or Jazz, however how long do we take the time to get to know the music in world. There is so much wonderful music out there that we never get to listen to. Most of us only listen to music when we are in the car with the radio on. So I am encouraging everyone to get out there and to try something listen. Go on youtube, itunes, or even into a music store, and find a genre of music you have never heard before. Who knows? We might just find something we like. Have a great week!
Hello everyone. I am very excited about this upcoming year. This year we are going to be offering new and exciting opportunities for students in Music.
5th Grade composed sentences using the 7 note letters (CDEFGAB). See here:http://mjgds.org/classrooms/music/2012/09/27/7-letter-sentences-with-5th-grade/
Using Finale Notepad…each student’s list of sentences was transformed into a simple musical composition. Here’s a quick sample of some of the work (wait until you see what they’re working on next!)
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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 They Might Be Giant’s “Birdhouse in Your Soul.” After the class went bananas over how cool the song was, we decided to do something similar. The students recorded and layered their own voices or sounds to create a class composition, and test out our new MAD PAD app. Pretty fun, huh?
The video that inspired 3rd Grade…