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Hi everyone! In light of the school closure, I've provided some free resources that I hope will be helpful to your musical learning (and fun) at home!

As you enter this stage of learning at home with your kid(s), make time in their schedule for music! Even 15 minutes a day will be helpful (and hopefully fun) for them. (If they can handle 30-45 minutes, all the better!)

Included below are:

  • Websites with Interactive Music Lessons & Activities
  • YouTube Music Lessons & Songs
  • School-Appropriate Karaoke playlists
  • Music & Movement Activities
  • Recorder Lessons & Songs (3rd-5th)
  • Songs Your Westie Should Be Able to Sing for You
  • Music Vocab Your Westie Should Be Able to Define
  • Sight-Singing Exercises

HAVE FUN, SING, AND MAKE MUSIC!

Websites with Interactive Lessons & Activities


YouTube Music Lessons & Songs (PreK-5th)


School-Appropriate Karaoke playlists


Music & Movement


Music of the Month PowerPoint presentations (3rd-5th)

All PPTs accessible here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHwxJVe46elYDM7T0zg58oso23gLAnX1

  • Folk
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Latin American
  • Country Western
  • Rock
  • Hip Hop & Rap

Songs Your Westie Should be Able to Sing to You

Many of these songs have games that go with them. See if your Westie can teach you!

Kindergarten

 Tap Your Body

Counting Song
Months of the Year song
If You’re Happy & You Know It

 This Little Light of Mine
Engine, Engine, Number 9
Alice the Camel
Little Sally Water
 Friend, Oh Friend
Steady Motions
Ickle Ockle
Bow, Wow, Wow
Sally Go Round the Sun


1st Grade – ALL KG SONGS, plus:

The Farmer in the Dell
Muffin Man
Little Red Caboose
Hokey Pokey
Pitter Patter
The Monkey Stomps
You’re a Grand Ol Flag
My Country Tis of Thee 
Aiken Drum
Circle Round the Zero
Bling Blang 


2nd Grade – ALL KG & 1st GRADE SONGS, plus:

All Round the Brickyard
Listen, Listen, Here I Come
That’s a Mighty Pretty Motion  Dynamics Song
(“Dynamics is how loud or quiet music sounds…”)  


3rd Grade – MOST KG, 1st, and 2nd GRADE SONGS, plus:

Obwisana
Funga Alafia
Are You Sleeping? (canon)
A Ram Sam Sam (canon)
Tempo Song
(“Tempo is how fast or slow music sounds…”)
Skip to My Lou 
 Let Us Chase the Squirrel
Little Johnny Brown
Round & Round the Village 

4th Grade – MOST KG-3rd GRADE SONGS, plus:

Jamestown
(lyrics here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHwxJVe46elYDM7T0zg58oso23gLAnX1) 
Ah, Poor Bird (canon)
Alleluia (canon)  

5th Grade – MOST KG-4th GRADE SONGS, plus:

Oh How Lovely (canon)
Russian Solfege Canon (“mi, mi re do la re…”)
Solfege Song
(lyrics here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHwxJVe46elYDM7T0zg58oso23gLAnX1)
State Songs
NE: Delaware…Pennsylvania…
SE: Louisiana, Arkansas…
MidW: North Dakota, South Dakota…
SW: Arizona…New Mexico…
W: Washington, Oregon, California… 


Music Vocab Your Westie Should Be Able to Define

GRADE

TERM

DEFINITION

KG-5th

A cappella

Singing without accompaniment

With accompaniment

Singing with instruments

Piano

Quiet

Forte

Loud

Adagio

Slow

Allegro

Fast

1st-5th

Mezzo-Piano

Medium quiet

Mezzo-Forte

Medium loud

Rallentando

To slow down

Accelerando

To speed up

Solo

One person performing alone

Duet

Two people performing together

Trio

Three people…

Quartet

Four people…

Ensemble

Group of people performing together

2nd-5th

Crescendo

To get louder

Decrescendo

To get quieter

Pianissimo

Very quiet

Fortissimo

Very loud

3rd-5th

Head voice vs. Chest voice

(They should be able to demonstrate & tell you that both registers are good, but head voice is better for 3rd-5th grade)

Canon/Round

One person or group begins a song, then another person or group comes in singing the same song, but at a different time

Unison

When everyone sings or plays the same thing at the same time

Instrument Families
PPT presentation here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHwxJVe46elYDM7T0zg58oso23gLAnX1

Strings

Wind

Brass

Percussion

4th-5th

Melody

The main tune of a song

Harmony

A part that is different than the melody, but goes nicely with it.

Ensemble Types:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WHwxJVe46elYDM7T0zg58oso23gLAnX1

Orchestra

Band

Chorus



Daily Schedule 

9:00 9:45   Encore Planning
9:45   10:30      Grade 3
10:35 11:20      Grade 4
11:20 12:05 Grade 5
12:05 12:35   Lunch
12:35 1:20   Kindergarten
1:25 2:10   Grade 1
2:15 3:00   Grade 2
3:00 3:30   Core Extension
3:35 3:40   Dismissal


















 


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