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Ben Maynard

12-5-17
MUSE 375

Content and Achievement Standards


Listening to, analyzing, and responding to music.
Playing an instrument along and with others.

Class Goals and Objectives


Students will become familiar with how to determine macrobeats.

Materials
Bucket drum
Drum sticks
Recording of We Are the Champions by Queen
Recording of Sing by the Pentatonix

Procedures

1. Students will discuss sports with the teacher.


a. Sports fans? How many people have been to a sporting event?
b. Relating to the water/ocean unit, what kind of water sports can you think of?
i. Kayaking
ii. Rowing
iii. Water skiing
iv. Surfing
c. What kinds of music do you hear at a sporting event? What might a team listen to
if they win?
2. Students will listen to We Are The Champions and while completing the perception chart.
a. Teacher will walk around and use proximity to monitor answers.
3. Students will discuss the answers of the perception chart.
a. Play through portions of the song.
4. Students will count to six and be asked to count in their head.
5. Students will listen to a portion of We Are The Champions and fill out the rhythmic
dictation sheet.
a. Students will discuss where they put the X markings.
6. Students will recite ta-ka-di-mi syllables with the rhythm that the drums are playing in
We Are The Champions.
a. Ask what syllable lines up with their Xs that they have marked on their paper.
b. Explain that this song has two big beats and is in two.
7. Students will practice this rhythm with no accent, then again with accent.
8. Students will listen to Sing and fill out the rhythmic dictation sheet.
a. Students will discuss where they put the X markings.
b. Explain that this song has four big beats and is in four.
9. Students will listen as the instructor plays rhythms on the board.
a. Students will model the pattern in ta-ka-di-mi
b. Students will play the rhythm on the bucket drum.
10. Students will complete the exit ticket
Ben Maynard
12-5-17
MUSE 375

Assessment of Goals and Objectives


The assessment will exist in the form an exit ticket showing their understanding of macrobeats.
Ben Maynard
12-5-17
MUSE 375

We Are The Champions


By: Queen

Perception Chart

Directions:
Listen to the excerpt from We are the Champions and circle the statement
in either column A or B that best describes what you are hearing.

Number A B

1 (0:00) Song begins with singing Song begins with drums

2 (0:15) Drums are playing with voice Piano is playing with voice

3 (0:30) The music got louder The music got softer

4 (0:45) Pat on your knees with the drums Pat on your knees with the

drums

5 (1:05) The drums are playing an accented All of the notes are the same

note

Rhythmic Dictation Sheet


Ben Maynard
12-5-17
MUSE 375

Directions: Listen to the music example. Write an X in the box under the count that you hear the
accent or big beats.

We Are The Champions


1 2 3 4 5 6

1 2 3 4 5 6

How many accents or big beats are there in each row (1-6)?

Sing
1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4

How many accents or big beats are there in each row (1-4)?