Elementary Music

WELCOME ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!!!

Elementary Virtual Music May 28-June 1: To get credit for this week’s assignments, email me at pchandler@aisbmali.org and tell me what you did.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Listen to a program about young Mozart- click on the following link: http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showdesc.asp?id=65

Click on the arrow to the right of the speaker icon and listen to the show. After you have finished listening, take the quiz. How did you do?

Next, download the fun a activity PDF worksheet. The link is in orange on the left side of the page. Or, click on the following link. March2011(2)

Take a look at the worksheet. Read about Mozart. Much of this is the same information from the radio program you listened to.

Next on the worksheet, it says follow along as you listen to Mozart’s Turkish Rondo.

A Rondo is an instrumental composition in which the main theme (melodic phrase)  is alternated with contrasting themes (melodic phrases). If the main theme is labeled A, and the other sections are labeled B, C, and D, the form of the Rondo would be A-B-A-C-A-D-A.

Go to the “Here the Music” trumpet icon on thee web page and click to hear the sound recording for Mozart Piano Sonata No. 11 in A. This is also called Turkish Rondo. http://www.classicsforkids.com/music/music_view.asp?ID=6

See if you can recognize the different musical sections. Look at the worksheet and the pictures as you listen to the song. You may have to do this several times, but eventually you’ll recognize the pattern and the individual musical themes. It’s amazing.

Stop! Congratulations,  you are done for this week!

Elementary Virtual Music May 21-25:To get credit for this week’s assignments, email me at pchandler@aisbmali.org and tell me what you did.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Click on the following link: http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showdesc.asp?id=20

Click on the arrow to the right of the speaker icon and listen to the show.

Go back to this page and download the fun PDF worksheet. http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showdesc.asp?id=20

After you have listened to the show about Beethoven’s life, click on the trumpet icon where it says “Hear the Music, Beethoven Symphony No.8” http://www.classicsforkids.com/music/music_view.asp?ID=13

On the PDF file, there is a multiple choice quiz called “Beethoven’s Music” Listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, and answer the 7 questions from the quiz.  After that, read to the end of the PDF file, or worksheet, and do the part called “The Beat Goes On.” Write down the names of 5 everyday things that have a steady beat. Send your answers to me in an email to pchandler@aisbmali.org.

After that, take the Classics for kids Quiz and see how you do.  http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showdesc.asp?id=20

When you’ve finished, let’s take a look at the time period Beethoven lived in. It’s called the Romantic period. Let’s read about it: http://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/bio.asp?ID=4 Click on the “Hear the Music trumpet icon and listen to another one of Beethoven’s symphonies.”

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French painter from the Romantic Period. Here is one of his paintings.

Here is a video of Romantic Era paintings from Europe.

Here is a picture and sound video of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.


Elementary Virtual Music May 7-18: To get credit for this week’s assignments, email me at pchandler@aisbmali.org and tell me what you did. 

Claude Debussy

1. For this weeks activity, go to: http://www.classicsforkids.com/                                            2. After you have gone to the site, click on the orange button that says find out more.         3. Click on the arrow to the right of the speaker icon and listen to the program.                     4. After you have listened to the program, answer the three questions and click on the go button to check your score.                                                                                                                  5. After that, go to the left hand side bar and click on “Learn more about Claude Debussy.”

Here is the link: http://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/bio.asp?ID=16 

Debussy liked impressionist art. This is a painting by Edgar Degas called The Rehearsal. Check out this fun link on Degas, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/interactives/art-trek/the-dancers-and-degas

More about the impressionist period music http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/genre_impressionist.asp

6. Go back to the left side bar and click on “View past classics for kids shows about Claude Debussy ” Have a listen, these are interesting programs. http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=21

7. Download the PDF worksheet. It is interesting and fun. Go to the left side of the page and click where it says Download this month’s activity sheet. You can also download it by clicking on the following link. May2012

Here is one of Claude Debussy’s most famous compositions: Claire de lune, played by Steven Malinowski with graphical score.

8. If you haven’t done this activity on instruments of the orchestra, please try it out. It’s interesting and fun. http://www.sfskids.org/templates/instorchframe.asp?pageid=3

For credit, you must comment on the ABOVE activities. Tell me what you did and what you enjoyed. This is due by Friday. BELOW are some additional videos that you might find interesting.

Assignment for the school week of  May 3, 4, and 5th: Watch the following video about Jazz Music. As you watch, you’ll be asked to answer questions so pay attention. This is an excellent introduction to Jazz Music. Enjoy. Please click on the following link to begin.  http://jazzinamerica.org/HerbieHancock

Also, please experiment with the following website. http://www.nyphilkids.org It requires Adobe flash player. If your computer can’t run the site, ask your parents for help. If you are at one of the AISB school houses, talk to Ms. Yaa or Mr. Lamissa.  There are some excellent games here. Please let me know what you did and what you liked. It would be great to have some student reviews and recommendations.

Song of the week April 23-27Due Friday, April 27th. To get credit, just do the following activities and then leave me a comment at the bottom of this page. You can also write me an email at pchandler@aisbmali.org. I look forward to hearing from you,

Brahms “HungarianDance#5”    

1. For this weeks activity, go to: http://www.classicsforkids.com/                                            2. After you have gone to the site, click on the orange button that says find out more.         3. Click on the arrow to the right of the speaker icon and listen to the program.                     4. After you have listened to the program, answer the three questions and click on the go button to check your score.                                                                                                                  5. After that, go to the left hand side bar and click on “Learn more about Johannes Brahms.”                                                                                                                                             Here is the link: http://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/bio.asp?ID=9                           6. Go back to the left side bar and click on “Other shows this month about Johannes Brahms.” Have a listen, these are interesting programs.  http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=39                                                                                                               7. Download the PDF worksheet. It is interesting and fun. Click on this link and go to the left side of the page where it says in green, “Download this month’s activity sheet.” http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/thisweek.asp                                                     8. If you haven’t done this activity on instruments of the orchestra, please try it out. It’s interesting and fun. http://www.sfskids.org/templates/instorchframe.asp?pageid=3

For credit, you must comment on the ABOVE activities. Tell me what you did and what you enjoyed. This is due by Friday. BELOW are some additional videos that you might find interesting.

Stop! Congratulations,  you are done for this week!

Listen to Brahms “Hungarian Dance #5,” with this youtube video.

“Hungarian Dance “5,” was influenced by the music of  the gypsies. Here is a video of the Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra.

The Sahelian version of the violin is called Sukou. Watch Mali’s most accomplished Sukou play Zoumana Tereta play this instrument.

Enjoy more gypsy inspired classical music by clicking the link below.

The first part features Haydn’s music. The Brahms section begins at 16:00 and the finale is gypsy inspired.

http://www.npr.org/event/music/127879942/band-of-gypsies-haydn-and-brahms-at-spoleto-festival 

Song of the week April 16-20:

Danse macabre, Op. 40, is a tone poem for orchestra, written in 1874 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. It started out in 1872 as an art song for voice and piano with a French text by the poet Henri Cazalis, which is based in an old French superstition. In 1874, the composer expanded and reworked the piece into a tone poem, replacing the vocal line with a solo violin.

For Andreas: Piano version of the same song.

Hi everyone! Here are some fun and educational music links. Spend some time exploring these sites this week. There are lots of interesting music related activities here. For today, start here by clicking on the following link:  www.sfkids.org  Have fun and check back with this page frequently for new activities and assignments. I would like everyone to write something in the comment section below. That will be your grade for the week. Write something about the music video or tell me about one of the musical activities you enjoyed at www.sfkids.org. Perhaps you can tell us about  another music web-site that we should know about. Go ahead and write about that too. Your comment will by due by Friday, April 20th.
Mr. C

http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml

http://www.classicsforkids.com/

http://www.kidspublicradio.org/

http://www.classicalarchives.com

http://www.thinkbright.org

http://www.little-amadeus.com

http://www.sfskids.org


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30 Responses to Elementary Music

  1. Emma says:

    Do we have to? Is there a due date?

  2. Andreas says:

    The most prominent instruments of the music is played by violins. This piece makes me feel very irritated because there is no piano. However it is very beautiful with all the instruments. I also want to become a composer when I grow up. For the moment I am enjoying the champions league theme at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgomX3qD-iA. I also love football! Andreas

  3. Simon Gamelin says:

    I like the videos with all the instruments. I like the musical activities and listening to the different categories of instruments.

  4. Emma Senanu says:

    To me, the violin video sounds alot like how people in the olden days used to tell stories with music. The melody also sounds sad.

  5. Sarah Senanu says:

    I liked the music.It was very slow. I like the violin version better than the piano version because the violins sound better and softer and they don’t let the music skip half a beat!

  6. Emma Senanu says:

    To me, the violin video sounds a lot like how in the old days when they used to tell stories with music. It also sounds a little bit sad.

  7. Sarah Senanu says:

    I like the music. I liked the violin video more than the piano version because the violins were very soft and low, and the piano didn’t skip a beat!

  8. Emma Senanu says:

    Mr.Chandler – we’re having a bit of a problems with posting comments?. Emma and Sarah have both posted messages, but somehow when posting the previous gets deleted. Hope you can help us out. Tanja, Emma and Sarah

  9. Kiah Pervy says:

    April 19, 2012
    Kiah Percy
    Dear Mr.Chandler,
    I realy enjoy listening to the music while closing my eyes. I think it is very beautiful with all of the diffrent kinds of instrurments. I play the violen and I really enjoy it. My grandmother and brother really enjoyed listening to it also.
    🙂

  10. Mathies Dicko says:

    I think that the music was good because I liked the sound of all the instruments together. Especially I liked the violin, it was like he violin told a story, sometimes a scarry story.

  11. Thomas kounikorgo says:

    The music was nice, but i like modern music more -_-
    My mom and i looked at the instruments sfkids website.
    I also made some music with Garage Band i learned that alot of nice music can be made with less than 3 instruments, but I used shakers, bongos, drums electric guitars, and basses.
    🙂 With the music on sfkids.com i noticed that like in garage band you can change pitches, tunes, volume, and insruments too. You can originally find it on macs from apple. 😉

  12. Jade Cleary says:

    wow that was a very fun website, I learned a lot at http://www.sfkids.org including all the notes and some fun ways to remember them!! I also made some fun songs at the composerizer and I made another song with lots of rhythm. thanks Mr. Chandler this is the most fun homework i’ve had yet!!!

  13. seraphine tenkouano says:

    dear mr.chandler this was a very fun homework i’ve ever had.
    i mostly liked the site:http://www.sfkids.org. i made some fun songs at instrumentation,composerizier and i also had fun making rhythm songs.
    thanks mr.chandler!!!
    p.s:me and jade did this homework together.

  14. seraphine tenkouano says:

    wow that was a very fun website, I learned a lot at http://www.sfkids.org including all the notes and some fun ways to remember them!! I also made some fun songs at the composerizer and I made another song with lots of rhythm. thanks Mr. Chandler this is the most fun homework i’ve had yet!!!

  15. Lisa Kounikorgo says:

    Hi!!! I like the music and the story that goes with the songs but these songs are not really what I listen to -_- I also like how the skeletons dance in the video below here is a story that goes with the songs on top called the le danse macabre

    \\http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0glOYQBlSA&feature=related

  16. Yolanda says:

    Lisa’link s a bit of a long video… so it takes a lot of time….. sorry

  17. Fatouma says:

    Nice Music! Funnest homework ever! Thanks for the homework Mr.Chandler!:))

  18. Jade Cleary says:

    the website was really cool. I got to learn about Brahms was really fun and awsome. It was interesting that they called him one of the 3 best composers when i didn’t even know who he was !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 (:

  19. Aicha dicko says:

    I like The dance Macabre but the Piano It a little bit because The song that is little bit rock but I like much too.

  20. Simon Gamelin says:

    There were a lot of instruments going at the same time and it was very interesting. I like the best when they were all playing at the same time.

  21. Mathies Dicko says:

    I liked the music but I most liked the one where there was pictures of Brahms (the YouTube version of Hungarian Danse no. 5). I realy liked that one because the violins were very good to play.

  22. Mathies Dicko says:

    I like the jazz, especially when they turn from sad jazz to happy jazz.
    I played the game Musical Mingles. It was a funny game because there was a lot of funny melodies that other kids composed. I wasn’t that good.

    • shameilah schumann says:

      my dad listens to clasicle music but i dont really like it but it was very interesting learning about it and jass, I also liked the games they were fun and interesting too i like this homework thank you BIG C.

  23. Emma says:

    I liked the sfskids webpage most because of the performalator. I also tried composing my own music- that was okay. I did not find the rest of the stuff very interesting.

  24. seraphine says:

    i realy liked the jazz it was fun and interesting.

  25. Iria says:

    I think the most interesting music was the one is from mali and the violin

    Iria

  26. seraphine says:

    i never heard about claude debussy but his painting are really interesting.

  27. Kiah Pervy says:

    I think that learning about jazz was spectacular because I learnd where jazz was created. My favorite part was when I was able to lisen to the music I thought that was interesting.
    Kiah Percy
    🙂

  28. Fatouma says:

    I liked the videos and music. It was interresting

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