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Clarissa Budd

5th Grade General Music​ - West Penn Elementary


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 28, 2019
Recorder Class II

PA Standards
9.1.3.A​: Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts
and humanities
● Elements: Music - Duration,​ ​Intensity, Pitch, Timbre
● Principles: Music - Composition, Form, Genre, Harmony, Rhythm, Texture
9.1.3.B​: Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and
principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts
● Music: Sing, Play an Instrument, Read and Notate Music, Compose and Arrange,
Improvise
9.1.3.C​: Know and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms
9.1.5.H​: Use and maintain materials, equipment and tools safely at work and performance
spaces.

National Standards
MU:Cr1.1.5b: ​Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms, melodies, and accompaniment patterns)
within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes
MU:Pr4.2.5a:​ Demonstrate understanding of the structure and the elements of music (such as
rhythm, pitch, form, and harmony) in music selected for performance
MU:Pr4.2.5b:​ When analyzing selected music, read and perform using standard notation.

Objectives
SWBAT demonstrate “rest” and “prep” positions for recorder
SWBAT recall and play the notes B, A, and G on recorders using gentle, soft air
SWBAT recite rhythms when prompted using “Ta”, “rest” and “Ti-ti”
SWBAT play rhythms when prompted using notes B, A, G on recorders
SWBAT improvise four-beat melodies using the notes B, A, G, and rhythms quarter note, quarter
rest, and eighth notes
SWBAT play the song Land’s End with the recorded accompaniment using correct fingerings,
air production and rhythms

Materials
Recorders, Sheet Music poster (Land’s End), Accompaniment Track for Land’s End, Rhythm
Cards, Fingering/Note Cards
5th Grade Recorder Class II - 1

Procedure

1. Greet students as they enter the classroom. Students have assigned seats and know where
to sit in the classroom.
2. Take attendance; mark who is absent on the attendance sheet
3. Formal Greeting to introduce class
↪ T: ​Good Morning, Fifth Grade! Today we are going to continue playing out
recorders! We will be reviewing our fingerings and learning a new song!
4. Request two volunteers come up to the front of the room and distribute recorders
↪ Students should leave recorders in their bags until further instructions are given

Review from Last Class (1/24/19) - Ask Questions & Give Reminders
1. What hand goes on top?​ / ​What hand goes on the bottom? ​→ L / R
2. Describe the kind of air to use when playing recorder
↪ Gentle, soft, whispering, cool
3. Remember to cover the holes completely, this will help prevent squeaking
4. Look for ‘fingerprints’, your fingers should firmly cover the holes so you get circular
imprints on your fingertips

OBJ: SWBAT demonstrate “rest” and “prep” positions for recorder


1. Teacher demonstrates rest position
↪ Recorder ​rests​ horizontal across lap
2. Teacher demonstrates prep position
↪ Recorder is held in front of body at a slight angle, a few inches from face like one
preparing​ to play

OBJ: SWBAT recall and play the notes B, A, and G on recorders using gentle, soft air
1. T: We have worked on three notes! Someone please tell me one of our notes?
2. S: ​B, A, G
3. T: Can someone else tell me and show me the fingering for this note?
4. S: ​Tells fingering for note / Shows fingering for note
5. T: Let’s practice some B’s! A’s! G’s!
6. T: I’ll play it first, then I’ll tell you when to play by saying: “One, Two, Ready, Play!”
↪ “I will always tell you when to play!”
7. T: ​Play patterns of B’s / A’s / G’s
8. S: ​Repeats back patterns of B’s / A’s / G’s
9. T: Great! Let’s work on some different patterns to practice these notes!
10. T: ​Presents several patterns for students to repeat, progressively growing in difficulty
11. S: Repeat patterns back
5th Grade Recorder Class II - 2

OBJ: SWBAT recite rhythms when prompted using “Ta”, “rest” and “Ti-ti”
1. Students move recorders to rest position
2. Teacher presents rhythm cards to students
3. T: I will hold up a card and you are going to repeat the rhythm back to me using “Ta”,
“rest”and “french fries”
4. T: What do the “Tas” stand in for? “Rests”? “Ti-ti’s?”
5. S: ​Quarter Notes, Quarter Rests, Eighth Notes
6. Teacher demonstrates reciting rhythms using “Ta”, “rest”, and “Ti-ti”
↪ (Remember to count off using “One, Two, Ready, Go!”)
7. T: We are eventually going to play these rhythms on our recorders, but for now let’s just
speak the rhythms
8. T: ​Hold up cards, Count students off using “One, Two, Ready, Go!”
9. T&S: ​Speak notes in rhythm

OBJ: SWBAT play rhythms when prompted using notes B, A, G on recorders


1. T: Now we are going to play these rhythms on our recorders
2. Students move recorders to prep position
3. After several rounds of flipping cards, select one student to hold and flip the rhythm cards
and a second to hold the note cards. Teacher will count students off to play the rhythm
and note presented and move about the room to assess hand position and air production
4. T: Find a friend and switch cards!
5. Repeat several times

OBJ: SWBAT improvise four-beat melodies using the notes B, A, G, and rhythms quarter
note, quarter rest, and eighth notes
1. Students move recorders to rest position
2. Teacher asks for a volunteer to play a four-beat melody using the notes B, A, G, and
rhythms Ta, rest and ti-ti. The rest of the class will repeat the melody back
3. 1 S: ​Plays four-beat melody
4. T: Counts off students using “One, Two, Ready, Go!”
5. T&S: ​Repeat four-beat melody
6. Repeat several times

OBJ: SWBAT play the song ​Land’s End​ with the recorded accompaniment using correct
fingerings, air production and rhythms
1. Student move recorders to rest position
2. Teacher presents ​Land’s End ​to students
5th Grade Recorder Class II - 3

3. T: Here is Land’s End (Introducing B A G - No. 4)


4. T: We have three types of notes in this song!
5. Teacher points to each note and asks for the name
6. S: ​Whole note, half note and quarter note
7. T: How many beats will a whole note receive? Half note? Quarter note?
8. S: ​1, 2, 4
9. T: Before we play our song, let’s clap and say our rhythms
10. T: What do we say for quarter notes? Half Notes? Whole Notes?
11. S: ​Ta, Ta-a, Ta-a-a-a
12. T: There is a special symbol at the end of the song! What is this called?
13. S: ​Repeat Sign
14. T: Now, let’s clap our rhythms and say our rhythm words!
15. T&S: ​Clap rhythms to Land’s End
16. T: Now, let’s finger our notes and say them
17. Students move recorders to prep position
18. T&S: ​Finger and Say rhythms to Land’s End
19. T: Now, let’s play Land’s End
20. S: ​Play Land’s End​, Repeat if time permits

Closing
1. Students move recorders to rest position
2. Students return recorder to their bags
3. Request two volunteers collect recorders
4. Line up at door
a. Helpers go first
5. Bid farewell