Friday, January 21, 2011

4th Grade Week 2 -- Our First Song Lyric

This week in 4th grade music we began by playing some of the song lyrics the kids wrote last. They were instructed to create a 4 line seven syllable per line poem to accompany an existing melody -- as it turns "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." We do this every year and the results are always highly entertaining.

The the rest of the class was devoted to talking about how to adjust the melody to accommodate lyrics of more or fewer syllables per line. This gives us an reasons to discuss the subdivision of notes -- quarter notes to eighth notes or half notes as needed.

Homework -- complete the 2 measure puzzle box. I will post some examples from last year to give you some ideas,

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