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!


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-30th, 2020: 

More Chrome Music Lab Exploration! This week, explore the Song Maker feature of Chrome Music Lab. You can create a song with a melody and a beat. To add a drum beat, click on the first two rows of dots. You can get rid of something by just clicking it again! To add a melody, click on the squares to find different notes. You can even have multiple notes playing at a time! You can change instruments around on the bottom as well as change the speed.

Here is a song that I created!

Feel free to send me songs that you make by hitting the “Save” check mark and then copy and pasting a link into an email! I hope you have fun 🙂

Activity for April 22nd-23rd, 2020

Activity for April 22nd-23rd, 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

Activity for April 8th-9th, 2020

Activity for April 8-9th, 2020: 

This week, use the song creator from Classics for Kids to create a song! If you want to play around with it before you make your final song, I will always encourage that! After you’ve made your final song, give it a listen and then answer the questions below. You can also share your song with me via email!

Reflection Questions:

Write these on a scrap piece of paper!

  1. How would you describe your song? Happy, sad, long, short, fast, slow…pick 3 descriptive words for your song.
  2. If you could give your song a title, what would it be?
  3. What instrument would you want to play your song?
  4. If you could change anything about your song, what would it be?


Assignment for April 1st and 2nd, 2020

Assignment for April 1st and 2nd, 2020: 

Create a comic about the life of JS Bach! Using your graphic organizer from last week, or the one below, pick out 6 facts about Bach’s life (2 from each box). Then, illustrate those 6 facts to create a comic page! There are also pictures to help inspire you on the second page of the fact sheet (arrow in the top left corner). For the 7th and last comic panel, draw a self portrait since you are the author and illustrator!

bach facts

Assignments March 25th-26th 2020

Assignment for March 25th, 2020: 

Read the short biography of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and then complete the graphic organizer. You can print off the graphic organizer or recreate it on a separate piece of paper. Once completed, either send a picture of the assignment to me via email or put in your backpack to be graded later.

JSB graphic organizer

Assignment for March 26th, 2020: 

Try your hand at playing this rhythm game on the website “Classics for Kids”. Can you match all the rhythms? You will need to listen to the rhythm first and then click your mouse at the right time! If you’re feeling confident, give it a shot on the advanced mode. How many can you get right?

5th Grade Distance Learning Assignments: March 18th-19th 2020

Assignment for March 18th 2020: 

Listen to “Linus and Lucy” by The Vince Guaraldi Trio and answer the questions on the sheet attached. You may print off the listening paper OR answer the questions on a blank piece of notebook paper. Listen as many times as needed to answer the questions. When finished, put your listening journal or answer paper in your backpack to be graded later. The genre of this piece is Jazz.


Answer each question thoughtfully and completely!


Assignment for March 19th 2020: 

Create a 10 song study playlist of music that you can listen to while you are working at home! You may print off the playlist paper OR write on a piece of notebook paper. Write a 3 sentence summary of your playlist explaining why you picked the songs you did!


5th Grade Playlist
Listening Journal 2 5th Grade