Music

 

 

Welcome to our eighth week of on-line music classes, for the week of May 25, 2020. All students in Kindergarten are invited to participate in these online Music classes, which will require the help of some older siblings or mom and dad(too much reading for the little ones). Please log in to the website listed here:  it is https://musicplayonline.com/   In order to access the content of the website, you may have to type in the username: snow  and password: 2020. I think that it may also work to just click on the top menu, “Kindergarten” . Then follow my instructions below. After you get the hang of it, it’s no trouble!

This week, we will review/learn 4 songs, and listen to a short musical selection. First, go to, “Song List”. Then scroll down to each of the following numbers, click “Movies”, and then sing along:

  1.  #25 – “Air”, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Listen quietly to this song, thinking about the slow, reflective nature of this piece.
  2. #135 – “If All the Raindrops” -Review this yummy song! It is always a Kindergarten favorite! Enjoy!
  3.  #137 – “He’s Got the Whole World” – I like to change the words to the original, reflecting our holy faith and God’s care for us and our world. Review this song, trying to make some actions up after you learn the words.
  4.  #138 – “Bluebird” – Practice this cute song about bluebirds…a great Spring song!
  5.  #139 – “Grandma Moses”.- This is a great song/game to make up silly actions while you sing ! Try it!

 

Welcome to our eighth week of music classes, for the week of May 25, 2020. All students in Grade One are invited to participate in these online Music classes, which will require the help of some older siblings or mom and dad(too much reading for the little ones). Please log in to the website listed here:  it is https://musicplayonline.com/  In order to access the content of the website, you may have to type in the username: snow, and password: 2020. Do not create a new account, use the existing account with these key words. It may also work to just go to the website from the link, and click on the, “Grade One” icon at the top. Follow my instructions below, and once you get the hang of it, it will be no problem!

We will review/learn 4 songs this week. Once you get to the Grade One page, look for the box that says, “Song List”. Scroll down and click on the following numbers, then click “Movies”, and sing along

  1.  #95 – “Sing a Country Song” – Review this upbeat song, that will get your hands clapping and your toes tapping! Notice how some opposites are demonstrated: high/low, and fast/slow.
  2.  #98 – “Down on Grandpa’s Farm” – Review this great song farm animal song. Get your animal sounds ready!
  3.  #99 – “Oats and Beans and Barley Grow” – Practice this fun action song by first, learning the words, then acting out the farmer’s actions described in the song.
  4.  #100 – “Savez vous planter les choux” – Challenge yourself to learn this French version of a farmer’s song!
  5.  Enjoy this listening activity: This week we will listen to the Overture for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera called, “The Marriage of Figaro”. The overture is a piece played before the opera begins, preparing us for the story of,  “The Marriage of Figaro”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc

 

Welcome to our eighth week of music classes, for the week of May 25, 2020. All students in Grade Two are invited to participate in these online Music classes, which may require some  help from older siblings or mom and dad (too much reading for some little ones). Please log in to the website listed here: it is https://musicplayonline.com/    In order to access the content of the website, you may have to type in the username: snow, and password: 2020. It may also work to just click on the website link listed above, and then click on the “Grade Two” icon listed in the top menu. Once you get to the Grade Two page, just follow my directions below to participate in our online learning class. First, find the box titled, “Song List”, scroll down to the following numbers, then click, “Movies”. You are set!

We are going to learn/review 3 songs this week:

  1.  #87 – “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” – Review this traditional children’s song, and then see if you can sing it as a round with a sibling or friend!
  2.  #88 – “Bought Me a Cat” – Review this super song describing farm animals and the sounds they make. Try to create your own sound effects.
  3.  #89 – “Sur le pont” – Learn this song about dancing on the bridge of Avignon, in France. Challenge yourself to practice and learn the French words. When you learn them, you can act out the words mentioned in the dance.
  4.  #90 – “Chinese Fan” – Learn and sing the song and add the actions. First time, fan with one hand, the second time, 2 hands, third time, 2 hands one foot, and so on!
  5.  Enjoy this Listening activity: This week we will listen to the Overture from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”. The overture is a piece that is played before the opera starts, to prepare the audience for the story of, “The Marriage of Figaro”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc

 

Hello, Grade Three students! I am so excited about our new curriculum for Term 3 ….I hope you have begun to learn to how read music notation in the treble clef, by working through the worksheets in the package picked up at school. This will help prepare you for the next big step in Grade 4…playing the recorder! Please remember, for those of you who play piano or some other instrument, this work will be very easy for you. For others, it may require more effort. Don’t get frustrated, just go slowly. As part of your homework for this eighth week of Music classes, for the week of May 25, 2020,  I would like you to re-watch this short music video on reading music in the treble clef, if you have not completed the previous week’s work:  https://youtu.be/2lXF-AcYbv0

If you are already finished the first five pages of your package, please watch this informative and short video on types of notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y46FuaUMtBw

After you watch the video, please start to work through the next worksheet in the package, which is the sheet titled, “Treble Clef Challenge” (page 13).  Go slowly, asking yourself for each note, is it on a space or a line? Make sure you only use whole notes.  After this sheet, please go on to the next worksheet entitled, ” Treble Clef Review”. Again, only use whole notes when drawing your notes. Please make sure that you have finished all your previous worksheets and have emailed them to me. If you have any difficulties, please email me with questions at: mdraayers@stcatherines.ca .

I am still waiting for many Grade threes to send me copies of their work. Just ask your parents to take a good picture of your completed worksheets with their iPad or phone, and send it to my email. Please also remember this important fact, only use capital letters to name notes.

Please take a moment now to enjoy this week’s listening selection, the Overture from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”. An overture is a piece played by the orchestra before the opera begins, to prepare the audience for the story of, “The Marriage of Figaro”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc

 

 


 

Hello, Grade 4 students! I am hoping you have been working on your recorder skills, continuing with exercises in the Best in Class recorder book, and some songs from your music duo tang.

For our eighth week, the week of May 25, 2020, please look at the exercises on page 12 of your “Best in Class” book.  I would like you to review all three songs on page 12, #36, #37, and #38. Complete the “Helping Haydn” exercise in #37, drawing in all the missing bar lines. Be sure to carefully count 4 beats in each bar, then draw the barline. (hint: there are 6 lines to draw in!) . Next, please practice #39 and #40 on page 13.

When you have finished these exercises, please listen to our weekly featured composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He composed a fantastic opera called, “The Marriage of Figaro”. This week, we will listen to the Overture from his opera. An overture is a piece played by the orchestra before the opera begins, which prepares the audience for the story of the, “The Marriage of Figaro”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc

I am still waiting to hear most students from Grade 4 play, “Ode to Joy”  for me. Please follow the instructions I sent out to your class in an  email 7 weeks ago, describing how to make a Zoom video to share with me. This will be part of your assessment for Term 3. You can also make a video in any other format that works for you, using another electronic device like an Iphone. Email the video to my school account, mdraayers@stcatherines.ca.  Enjoy your week, and I look forward to seeing those videos!

 


 

Hello, Grade 5 students! I am hoping that you have been working on your recorder skills, continuing with exercises in the, “Best in Class” recorder book, and the songs in your music duo tang.

For our eighth week, the week of May 25, 2020, we will be practicing exercises from our, “Best in Class” recorder book, page 20. There are 3 songs on page 20, and I want you to practice all 3. Exercise #71 has 2 parts, so practice part A first, then learn part B. Those of you who have sent a video of #63, I encourage to practice,”Starbase 8″, from your duo-tang, and send me a video of that. For the rest of the class, please send me a Zoom video of you playing #63, “Paw Paw Patch”. For instructions on how to send me a video of you playing, please see my email from 7 weeks ago. As of today, only 17 students have sent me a video of “Paw Paw Patch”.  I will be using this assessment as part of your Term 3 mark. If you have any questions or difficulties, please send me an email at: mdraayers@stcatherines.ca, and I will do my best to help you. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing many of you play this piece for me this week. Starbase 8 is the next video you should be practicing for.

To end this week’s lessons, please listen to a part of this beautiful and comical opera composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “The Marriage of Figaro”. We will listen to the Overture, which is a piece played by the orchestra before the opera begins, to prepare the audience for the story of, “The Marriage of Figaro”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQNFqVkNNc

 


 

Hello, Grade Six students! Welcome to our eighth week of on-line music classes, for the week of May 25, 2020. This week we will continue to work on the pages from our booklet on the History of Music from the Middle Ages to the Classical period.

For this, our eighth week, please read page 17, which describes how important the Mass and the motet were as forms of composition for sacred music during the Renaissance.  After your reading, please complete the Word Search on page 18. It contains words from the reading, especially related to the Mass. I would like each student to send me photos of their completed work, so that I can assess them. Many Grade Sixes still owe me previous work for pages 2 – 16. When you finish each page, send me all your pages, in multiple photos, and email them to me at:  mdraayers@stcatherines.ca

Those of you who have a ukulele at home, you may also want to practice Lesson 9, pages 16-17 in your, “Ukulele in the Classroom” text. When you have mastered this, go ahead to Lesson 10, and practice both parts of, “Lavender’s Blue”. Please send me a video of you playing the Uke 1 part, when you feel ready to do so. Check my instructions on how to email me a video from my class email to you last week.  Since I have not received very many videos of this song yet, I assume that more practice is required. Please know that these videos will help to boost your Term 3 mark. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing many great videos this week!

For our listening selection this week, we will listen to part of the Mass composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina for Pope Marcellus. The “Gloria” is the great hymn of praise to God that we sing near the beginning of Holy Mass: “Glory to God in the Highest!…”  While you listen, think about how much the music had developed from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance! It was an amazing time in Church history. Enjoy!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSo8rRn-vEA

Have an amazing week!

 


 

Hello, Grade Seven students! Welcome to our eighth week of on-line music classes, for the week of May 25, 2020. This week we will continue to work on the pages from our booklet on the History of Music from the Middle Ages to the Classical period.

For this, our seventh week, please read page 17, which describes how the Mass and the motet were the two most important forms of sacred composition in the Renaissance. Next, please complete the Word Search on page 18. The Word Search contains words from the previous page of reading, mostly related to the Mass. I would like each student to send me photos of their completed work, so that I can assess them. Many students still owe me their previous week’s work for pages 2 – 16. When you finish each page, please take separate photos of each, and then email them to me at: mdraayers@stcatherines.ca

Those of you who have a ukulele at home, you may also want to continue to practice the exercises on page 24 of your, “Ukulele in the Classroom” text. When you have mastered and practiced both parts of, “Wiegenlied” (Lullaby), please send me a video of you playing the Uke 1 part. Check my instructions on how to email me a video from my class email to you last week. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing many great videos! Band students can choose to work in their Essential Elements book, and send me a video of some of your band progress. Please try your best to get these videos to me. They will be part of your Term 3 grade.

To end this week’s lessons, please listen to this great example of Renaissance Mass composition by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. We will listen to his, “Gloria” from Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass for Pope Marcellus). This is the great hymn describing our glorious God that we sing near the beginning of Holy Mass, “Glory to God in the Highest!…” While you listen, think of how much music had developed and changed since the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It was amazing times for the Church and music history. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy sharing it with you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSo8rRn-vEA