Good Morning Seton Students,
I hope you are all doing well. I have some fun activities for you this week. Check it out!
Kindergarten and First Grade
Remember our pizza and cheese rhythm patterns? here is a video that uses beets and cherries. Beet is like our cheese and cherry is like our pizza. By the way do you like beets? I do and I love the color they are! How about cherries? I don’t like cherry flavored foods but i love fresh cherries. So ask your parents or older brothers or sisters to help you go to Youtube and type in Sweet Beats Pilot. Follow the video. use your hands or find Something fun to play like cans or plastic tubs with pencils or some kind of stick. You are playing quarter notes (beet) and eighth notes
Second and Third Graders
You are also going go to Youtube and type in Sweet Beats Pilot.Play along with the video. This will be easy!!!! Now go to Youtube again and type in Sweet Beets 2. This video is more challenging. Avocado represents 16th notes and there are rests in this one.
Make it more fun and challenging by using household items like cans and plastic bowls. Hit them with pencils, pens, forks or any kind of sticks you may have. Chopsticks work great!
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Graders
Just like the younger students you will be working with rhythm this week. Go to Youtube and type in Musication Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. Eine Kleine is German for a little night music and was composed by Mozart. For this video you will need four different sounds. They have suggestions but use what you have around the house. Check your recycle bin. A can, plastic container or even a plastic cup will work. Then you need two sticks. Pencils or chopsticks work well. Watch the video all the way through first. Figure out what instrument you are going to use for each sound and then play along. If you can play two sounds try three. You may even be able to play all four. You can ask family members to play with you. next time I will have a more challenging play along for you!
There are many musical things going on even though people are staying home. There is a bagpipe player who plays Amazing Grace every evening for his neighbors in the Bushnel’s Basin area of Rochester. People in Italy are singing with each other from their balconies. I have watched many videos of local musicians playing their instruments just to bring joy. Staying home and not being with our friends and family is hard for everyone. Music can help you. Use whatever you have and rock out to your favorite song!
I miss you so much,