2/3 Music

Section 1. Course Description

2-3 music objectives will continue to grow the seed of knowledge that was instilled during K-1. Students will learn about their place in the music community and discover how music is created. They will focus on concepts such as: instruments of the orchestra, singing and identifying la-sol-mi-re-do, recognizing quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rest, whole notes, whole rests and treble clef notes, as well as playing B-A-G on the recorder. In addition students will also continue to grow their voices through singing and matching pitch.

Section 2.

Section 3. Monthly Updates

  • March HBoN

    I hope you all are having a wonderful and relaxing spring break! We’ve been doing many fun things in the music classroom this month. K/1 has been exploring the difference between the singing, speaking, whispering, and calling voice. Last week we met the little harp mouse, and his favorite voice is the whisper voice because it won’t scare him. In the coming weeks we’ll meet his other friends! In 2/3, the focus has been on steady beat and the difference between the microbeat and macrobeat. We’ve also started labeling different beats so we can start the basis for counting rhythm soon. In 4/5, it’s full swing ukulele! The kids have been learning to fingerpick as well as use chords to play mystery songs. The middle school elective has been doing ukulele as well, and they’re progressing really quickly! We’ve learned 5 chords and a handful of songs to fingerpick. They really enjoy using Yousician, an online ‘guitar hero’ like program for learning ukulele! Both bands have been working hard on developing their concert music. They also have a Spring Break Tic Tac Toe activity for practicing over break, make sure that if you have a band student, they’re practicing regularly and have you sign the form so they can earn prizes!

  • K/1 music has been focusing on showing me their steady beat, as well as telling the difference between gentle and strong. Our gentle has kids ice skating across the floor, and doing solos for their classmates. The strong activity is coming soon! We’re also experimenting with the different voices we can make such as a mouse voice, grandma voice, whisper voice, shouting voice, speaking voice, and more. See how many voices your student can remember, along with the chant!

    2/3 and 4/5 have both been in the midst of a unit on analyzing music. We’ve listened to the William Tell Overture, Ode to Joy, and O Fortuna so far. The kids have had a great time coming up with narratives and illustrations for the music based on its feel, style, and form. There’s been everything from a sword fight, to a king with a head that’s too big for his crown, and a moldy fridge!

     

    Both bands are making great progress through their music! We’ve started a rhythm of the day to improve music reading literacy and encourage the students to help each other with accuracy. The middle school band is very excited about what they’re preparing for everything this semester! There might be a movie theme in the works…

    It’s finally time for the ukulele elective to begin! Students will explore music reading through finger picking and chord strumming on the ukulele.  I hope to get them playing some popular music and possibly creating a playing video of their own. I can’t wait to see their progress!

  • January HBoN

    A huge thank you to all the families that came out to enjoy the Winter Performance! I love seeing such support for the students, and I know that they love having you there to see their hard work. I also appreciate all the compliments I received about the show and the students, I made sure to let them know how well they performed and how proud we are of all of them.

    The band students should have been working on their BANDO (band BINGO) sheets, to earn some prizes when we come back from break. Hopefully we get some blackout BANDO boards!

    Starting in January, all the students will delve into new material that we can’t wait to show you!

Below please find the lyrics and music for the K-5 song “Rock and Roll Forever”

Rock and Roll Forever

 

Take Blues and Boogie Woogie

And a little bit o’ Gospel Too

And a little taste o’ country

Now you know what to do

You got that beat?

You got that soul?

You got Rock and Roll

 

Rock and Roll forever

Forever Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll forever

Forever Rock and Roll

It’s here to stay

That’s why we say

Rock and Roll forever

We love Rock and Roll

 

There was Fats and Bo and Elvis

Oh, and don’t cha dare forget James Brown

Ow!

Rockin’ long with Little Richard,

Yeah, The Beatles came to town

Well, Chuck and Ray,

They took control

And everyone had Rock and Roll

 

Rock and Roll forever

Forever Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll forever

Forever Rock and Roll

It’s here to stay

That’s why we say

Rock and Roll forever

We love Rock and Roll

 

Let’s

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll

We love Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll forever

Forever Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll forever

Forever Rock and Roll

It’s here to stay

That’s why we say

Rock and Roll forever

We love Rock and Roll

 

Below please find the lyrics and music for the 2-3 and 4-5 song “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

I Want to Hold Your Hand

 

Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something

I think you’ll understand

When I say that something

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

 

Oh please say to me

You’ll let me be your man

And please say to me

You’ll let me hold your hand

Now let me hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

 

And when I touch you I feel happy inside

It’s such a feeling that my love

I can’t hide

I can’t hide

I can’t hide

 

Yeah you

Got that something

I think you’ll understand

When I

Say that something

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

 

And when I touch you I feel happy inside

It’s such a feeling that my love

I can’t hide

I can’t hide

I can’t hide

 

Yeah you

Got that something

I think you’ll understand

When I

Say that something

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

Below please find the lyrics and music for the 2-3 song “Blue Suede Shoes”

Blue Suede Shoes

 

Well it’s one for the money

Two for the show

Three to get ready

Now, go, cat go!

But don’t you

Step on my Blue Suede Shoes

Well you can do anything

But lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes

 

Verse 1

Well, you can knock me down

Step on my face,

Slander my name all over the place

Do anything that you want to do

But uh uh honey lay off of them shoes

 

Don’t you

Step on my Blue Suede Shoes

Well you can do anything

But lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes

 

Verse 2

Well, you can burn my house

Steal my car

Drink my cider from an old fruit jar

Do anything that you want to do

But uh uh honey lay off of them shoes

 

Don’t you

Step on my Blue Suede Shoes

Well you can do anything

But lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes

 

Well, it’s one for the money

Two fro the show

Three to get ready

Now go cat go

 

But don’t you step on my Blue Suede Shoes

Well you can do anything

But lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes

Well you can do anything

But lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes

 

One More Time!

Well you can do anything

But lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes

 

 

Below please find the lyrics and music for the K-5 song “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay”

Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay

Rock, Oh, Baby

Rock, Oh, Baby

Rock, Oh, Baby

Rock, Oh, Baby

 

Verse 1

Rock and roll is here to stay,

It will never die.

It was meant to be that way,

Though I don’t know why.

I don’t care what people say,

Rock and roll is here to stay.

We don’t care what people say,

Rock and roll is here to stay.

 

Verse 2

Rock and roll will always be,

I dig it to the end.

It’ll go down in history,

Just you watch my friend.

Rock and roll will always be,

It’ll go down in history.

Rock and roll will always be,

It’ll go down in history.

 

Everybody rock

Everybody rock

Everybody rock

Everybody rock

Rock On

Everybody rock

 

Repeat Verse 1

Rock and roll is here to stay,

It will never die.

It was meant to be that way,

Though I don’t know why.

I don’t care what people say,

Rock and roll is here to stay.

 

Rock, oh, baby

Rock, oh, baby

Rock, oh, baby

Rock.

Rock and roll!

November 23rd, 2015

Below please find the lyrics to the next 2-3 only song, “Lost at Sea”. There is also a link to the youtube video for practice. Please note that Group 1 is 2nd graders and Group 2 is 3rd graders.

VERSE 1 (Solo by the Stowaway):
Shining star up in the night, can you tell me why?
I can’t see what you can see, up there in the sky

CHORUS 1 (Sung by everyone):
Lost at sea, lost at sea—tell me where I’m meant to be
Hear my plea, set me free, ’cause I’m lost, I’m lost at sea

VERSE 2 (Solo by the Stowaway):
I’m alone and I’m afraid, rolling with the tide
Don’t you know, sure as I grow, what I feel inside?

CHORUS 2 (Sung by everyone):

GROUP 1: Lost at sea, lost at sea
GROUP 2: Lost at sea, lost at sea

GROUP 1: Tell me where I’m meant to be
GROUP 2: …where I’m meant to be

GROUP 1: Hear my plea, set me free
GROUP 2: Hear my plea, set me free

GROUP 1: ’Cause I’m lost, I’m lost at sea
GROUP 2: …lost, I’m lost at sea

GROUP 1: Lost at sea, lost at sea
GROUP 2: Lost at sea, lost at sea

GROUP 1: Tell me where I’m meant to be
GROUP 2: …where I’m meant to be

GROUP 1: Hear my plea, set me free
GROUP 2: Hear my plea, set me free

GROUP 1: ’Cause I’m lost, I’m lost at sea
GROUP 2: …lost, I’m lost at sea

STOWAWAY: What will become of me?

 

November 16th, 2015

Below please find the lyrics to the 2-3 only song, ” Stowaway”. There is also a link to the youtube video for practice.

Stowaway Lyrics

What should we do to a stowaway?
What shall we do to make him pay today?
Toss him up and overboard
Feed him to the sharks
Heave him down the gangplank
Poke him ‘til he barks

Stowaway! Stowaway!

What should we do to a stowaway?
What shall we do to make him pay today?
Pinch him ‘til he cries out
Listen to him whine
Tie him to the mast
Or dunk him in the brine

Stowaway! Stowaway!

Stowaway solo:
But wait, you noble sirs
Thy good and handsome crew
I want to be a pirate
I want to be like you

Oh ye noble buccaneers
Please let me come along
I’ve waited all these years
To sing a pirate song

Stowaway! Stowaway!

What should we do to a stowaway?
What shall we do to make him pay today?
Maroon him on an isle
Or strap him to the keel
Make him walk the plank
Or hang him by his heels

Stowaway! Stowaway! Stowaway! Stowaway!

November 10th, 2015

Below please find the lyrics to our first song, “Pirates All Are We” Below this post is the link to the song on youtube.

Pirates All Are We Lyrics

All ye lubbers and lads
Ye and I a buccaneer be
Finest time ye ever have had
Come along with me

Man that sword ye cowardly swab
Off to sail the rollicking sea
Not a ship we would not rob
Pirates all are we

Come and sail the sea
Under skull and bones
Or I guarantee
You’ll sing to Davy Jones – Arr!

Gangway, me hearty men
Grab your cutlass, guzzle your nog
Ship-shape, ahoy and avast
Sail ye scurvy dog

Blow ye winds and anchors aweigh
A salty crew of mateys are we
Come along and sail today
Pirates all are we

Come and sail the sea
Under skull and bones
Or I guarantee
You’ll sing to Davy Jones

All ye lubbers and lads
Ye and I a buccaneer be
Finest time ye ever have had
Come along with me

Man that sword ye cowardly swab
Off to sail the rollicking sea
Not a ship we would not rob
Pirates all are we

Pirates all, Pirates all, Pirates all are we!

 

November 9th, 2015

All students K-5 are currently learning our first song for the concert called, “Pirates All Are We” Find the music on youtube with the following link. I will post the lyrics soon.

 

November 2nd, 2015

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2-3 Students play 20 questions to find out what instrument they have on their back

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