4/5 Music

Section 1. Course Description

4-5 music objectives continue to build on skills and concepts learned in 2-3. Students will learn how music is developed through studying where music came from. Music students will focus on the concepts of music history, singing and identifying a major scale, recognizing eighth notes and eighth rests, as well as playing B-A-G-C-D on the recorder. Students will also sing on pitch and create two-part harmonies.

Section 2. 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 music and lyrics 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 music and lyrics 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 music and lyrics for the 4-5 song “Surfin’ USA”

Surfin’ U.S.A.

If everybody had an ocean

Across the U.S.A.

Then everybody’d be surfin’

Like Californ -i -a

You’d see them wearin’ their baggies

Huarachi sandals too

A bushy bushy blonde hair do

 

Surfin’ U.S.A

 

Part 1

You’ll catch ‘em surfin’ at Del Mar

Ventura County Line

Santa Cruz and Tressels

Austaralia’s Narabine

All over Manhattan

And down Doheny way

Everybody’s gone surfin’

 

Surfin’ U.S.A.

 

Part 2

Inside outside U.S.A

Inside outside U.S.A.

Inside outside U.S.A

Inside outside U.S.A.

Inside outside U.S.A.

Inside outside

Everybody’s gone surfin’

 

Surfin’ U.S.A

 

Verse 2

We’ll all be plannin’ out a route

We’re gonna take real soon

We’re waxin’ down our surf boards

We can’t wait for June

We’ll all be gone for the summer

We’re on safari to stay

Tell the teacher we’re surfin’

 

Surfin’ U.S.A.

 

Part 1

You’ll catch ‘em surfin’ at Del Mar

Ventura County Line

Santa Cruz and Tressels

Austaralia’s Narabine

All over Manhattan

And down Doheny way

Everybody’s gone surfin’

 

Surfin’ U.S.A.

 

Part 2

Inside outside U.S.A

Inside outside U.S.A.

Inside outside U.S.A

Inside outside U.S.A.

Inside outside U.S.A.

Inside outside

Everybody’s gone surfin’

 

Surfin’ U.S.A

 

Everybody’s gone surfin’

Surfin’ U.S.A.

Everybody’s gone surfin’

Surfin’ U.S.A.

U.S.A!

Below, please find 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 our next 4-5 only song, “Singin’ A Pirate Song”. There is also a link to the youtube video of the music.

VERSE 1:
Sing out, ye hearties and show them no fear
Sing out and bray like a bold buccaneer!
Our chantey is rough as the rollicking sea
If ye be a pirate, repeat after me!

CHORUS 1:
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Come on and sing along!
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Singin’ a pirate song!

VERSE 2:
Ye can’t be a pirate with no pirate song
We vocalize daily as we sail along
Shiver me timbers and sail from the shore
Sing out and let the whole world hear your roar! ARRR!

CHORUS 2:
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Come on and sing along!
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Singin’ a pirate song!

BRIDGE:

KING: La la la la la
EVERYONE: La la la la la

KING: Mee mee mee mee mee mee mee mee mee…
EVERYONE: Mee mee mee mee mee mee mee mee mee…

EVERYONE: Do – Re – Mi – Fa – So – La – Ti ——- (only king sings high “Do”)

CHORUS 3:
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Come on and sing along!
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Singin’ a pirate song!
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho! Come on and sing along!
Yo, ho ho! Yo, ho ho!

GROUP 1: Singin’ a pirate
GROUP 2: Singin’ a pirate
GROUP 3: Singin’ a pirate

EVERYONE: …song! (spoken) Yo ho!

 

November 16th, 2015

Below please find the lyrics to our 4-5 only song,  “Wanna Be A Pirate”. There is also a link to the youtube video of the music.

Wanna Be A Pirate

VERSE 1 (Solo by the King of the High C’s):
Can you coil a line? Can you lift a ton?
Can you live with worms and have a lot of fun?
Can you fool a mate and never feel his pain?
Can you laugh at a hurricane?

CHORUS 1 (Sung by everyone):
So you wanna be a pirate? Yeah, you wanna be a pirate? Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you crawl down through a hatch?
Do you look good in a patch? ’Cause that’s a pirate!
So you wanna be a pirate? A hooky, spooky, kooky pirate? Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you stay up in a tow’r? Go a month without a show’r?
That’s a pirate!

VERSE 2 (Everyone):
Can you swab a deck? Can you swing a sword?
Can you give a speech with a single word? (KING: Arrr!)
Hoist a sail? Can you dig a trench?
And can you stand the stench?

CHORUS 2 (Everyone):
So you wanna be a pirate? Yeah, you wanna be a pirate? Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you crawl down through a hatch?
Do you look good in a patch? ’Cause that’s a pirate!
So you wanna be a pirate? A hooky, spooky, kooky pirate? Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you stay up in a tow’r? Go a month without a show’r?
That’s a pirate!

VERSE 3 (Everyone):
Can you do a dance on the quarterdeck?
Can you sail in rocks and never wreck?
Can you pull an oar with the very best?
Can you find a buried treasure chest?

CHORUS 3 (Everyone)
So you wanna be a pirate? Yeah, you wanna be a pirate? Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you crawl down through a hatch?
Do you look good in a patch? ’Cause that’s a pirate!
So you wanna be a pirate? A hooky, spooky, kooky pirate? Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you stay up in a tow’r? Go a month without a show’r?
That’s a pirate!

(DIALOG by individual pirates and the Stowaway)

CHORUS 4 (Sung by everyone, including the Stowaway):

But you wanna be a pirate? (STOWAWAY: Yeah, I wanna be a pirate!)
Sure you wanna be a pirate? (STOWAWAY: Yo, I wanna be a pirate!)
Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you crawl down through a hatch?
Do you look good in a patch? ’Cause that’s a pirate!
So you wanna be a pirate? (STOWAWAY: Yeah, I wanna be a pirate!)
A hooky, spooky, kooky pirate? (STOWAWAY: A hooky, spooky, kooky pirate!)
Oo, Oo, Oo!
Can you stay up in a tow’r? (STOWAWAY: Oh yeah!)
Go a month without a show’r? (STOWAWAY: Uh huh!)
Can you sleep without a bed? (STOWAWAY: You bet!)
Or clean the deck instead? (STOWAWAY: I’m there!)
Are you scared of Davy Jones? (STOWAWAY: Not me!)
If you are, you’re not alone! That’s a pirate!
STOWAWAY: I’m a pirate!

EVERYONE (spoken): Avast, ye scallywag! ARR!

 

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.

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