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Basic Information:

Rachel Ollestad
MUSE 250 (Beginning Brass Techniques)
Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills for this Lesson
Students should have been exposed to Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone
Students should be able to play the B-Flat scale ascending
Students should be able to keep a steady beat and echo solfege patterns
Students should know the difference between tongued and slurred articulation
Teaching Brass or Accent on Achievement (to look up any fingerings)
Lyric sheet for song
Creative elements: adding a bass line and singing lyrics to the song
(addition of motions to song if time allows)
National Standards
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside
the arts
At the end of this lesson students will be able to:
Accurately Sing and Play on their instruments Where, O Where
Understand the relationship between singing and playing instruments
Be able to play a harmonized bass line underneath the song
Title of the Musical Selection
Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
0:00 Ask question: How many of you have dogs at home? Ask if dogs are big or
We played this song last week, but Im going to play it for you
again so you can remember it.
0:01 Model Song
0:02 Echo Solfege
Solfege broken up into 4 parts
0:04 Have them sing solfege and finger along
0:05 Play the entire song

Stop and correct if necessary

0:06 Now Im going to teach you a simple bass line that we are going to play
underneath the melody
B-Flat for 2 measures
F for 4 measures
B-Flat for 4 measures
F for 4 measures
B-Flat for 2 measures
0:09 Lets have the left side of the room play the bass line while the right
side plays the melody
0:10 Lets switch now
0:11 The last thing were going to do is add some lyrics to this song.
Everyone look at the lyrics sheet I gave you.
0:12 1/3 play melody, 1/3 play harmony, 1/3 sing
0:13 Switch parts 2 more times
0:14 Closure
Who can tell me what our song was about today? (A little dog)
And what did we do with the song? (put a bass line to it and sang lyrics)
Play song one more time (if time)

Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?

Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his ears cut short and his tail cut long
Oh where, oh where can he be?