Activity for May 20th-21st, 2020

Activity for May 20th-21st, 2020: 

A spectrogram is a picture of sound. A spectrogram shows the frequencies that make up the sound, from low to high, and how they change over time, from left to right.

Using the Chrome Music Lab Spectrogram feature, explore how various sounds create different frequencies! On the bottom, you can select different sounds and watch their frequencies. You can also record your voice and watch your own frequencies!

You will need to watch the Harp, Trombone, Birds and Modem. You will need to describe how these frequencies looked by answering the questions. After exploring these 4, pick at least 1 other sound to explore. You can answer these questions on a separate piece of paper or print out this one!

spectrogramquestions

Activity for May 13th-14th, 2020

Activity for May 13th-14th, 2020:

Line Riders is a game where you can design tracks and obstacles for your line rider! But…you can also create amazing musical art! Watch the video for “Les Toreadors” from Carmen, by classical composer Georges Bizet. The Line Riders and their track have been synced up to the song. As you watch, make note on how the music is used and represented in the video!

After watching, answer the reflection questions. Then, try your hand at designing your own Line Rider Tracks! Maybe you can even create your own track to music!

Line Riders Reflection

Line Rider Game

Activity for May 6th-7th, 2020

Activity for May 6th-7th, 2020:

Music is something that everyone can enjoy in their own way! Some people play instruments, some people sing, some people dance, some people like to just listen, and some like to do all of it! Regardless of what you do, music is for everyone!

Conduct a musical interview with at least 1 member of your family this week about how they enjoy music. You can record their answers to the questions on a separate piece of paper. If you think of more questions to ask them about music, I would love to know what you came up with!

musical interview

Activity for April 29th-30th, 2020

Activity for April 29th-20th, 2020: 

Create your own beats using Chrome Music Lab! Follow the link to the rhythm creator in Chrome Music Lab. You can change up the beats by clicking on the on the dots. To take away beats, simply click on the dots again! When you think you have a good beat, press play and hear what you made!

There are 4 different preset beats you can change around. Try your hand at all of them or whichever ones you want! Feel free to send me an email letting me know how you did!

Chrome Music Lab Rhythm Creator

 

***If you have made your ukulele stick, check out the new ukulele videos and activities page!!***

Basics of Ukulele Videos 1+2

Basics of Ukulele Video #1: 

Hello! Here is a link to my first video on the basics of playing the ukulele. I wish we could be learning this in person, but I’ve done my best to recreate our lessons digitally. Please note: Due to the nature of cameras, what you see me doing will be the opposite from what you are doing! Follow the directions I say when holding the ukulele and you will be good to go! 

Ukulele Video #1

 

Basics of Ukulele Video #2: 

Here is the link to the second ukulele video, where we learn how to finger our first chord, C! Please note: Due to the nature of cameras, what you see me doing will be the opposite from what you are doing! Follow the directions I say when holding the ukulele and you will be good to go! I have also included a picture showing where to put your sticker on your ukulele stick or ukulele in more detail.

Ukulele Video #2

 

Activity for April 8th-9th, 2020

Activity for April 7th and 8th, 2020: 

Elements of music are all around us! This week, explore elements of music around your house or neighborhood with a Tempo and Dynamic Detective Activity!

Tempo is the speed of the music, how fast or slow it is. Dynamics are how we describe how loud or soft music is. See if you can fill out the Detective Page with things around your home or neighborhood that match the different tempos and dynamics!

Stay tuned after spring break for some ukulele videos featuring the award winning actress, Ms. Jones!

 

 

To print, right click and hit save image. Then open up the download and hit print in the photo viewer and it should be good to go!

TempoandDynamicsScavengerHunt

Activities/Assignments for April 1st-2nd, 2020

Assignment for April 1st, 2020:

Complete the 3 music note puzzles and use the words you uncover in a sentence! Then, on the blank piece of staff paper, create a puzzle for the 4th grade! I will post some of the puzzles next week for us to try and decipher!

musicnotepuzzle1
staff template

 

Activity for April 2nd, 2020: 

Create your own practice ukulele stick at home following this simple tutorial! What can the ukulele stick do? Well, it can help you practice where to place your fingers to create chords so that when you get a real ukulele you’re one step ahead of the game! I will be creating a new section under 4th grade music next week to show those that make their ukulele stick the first chord we will learn, and show you the strumming motion!

ukulele craft

 

Assignments March 25th-26th 2020

Assignments for March 25th, 2020:

Listen to the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Hawaiian musician and ukulele player Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and complete the attached listening assignment either by printing out the assignment or on a separate piece of paper. Answer each question thoughtfully and completely! You can send me a picture of the assignment or put it in your backpack to be graded later.

ukulele listening pdf

Assignment for March 26th, 2020:

Play around with the composition game on “Classics for Kids”. Can you compose a song with a clear beginning, middle and end? Play your composition for someone in your family!