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Clarissa Budd

4th Grade General Music​ - West Penn Elementary


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 note B & A on recorders using gentle, soft air
SWBAT play the song Queen B with the recorded accompaniment using correct fingerings, air
production and rhythms
SWBAT play the song Skating Away with the recorded accompaniment using correct fingerings,
air production and rhythms

Materials
Recorders, Sheet Music poster (Queen B, Skating Away), Accompaniment Track for Queen B,
Skating Away (Rhythm Cards, Fingering/Note Cards)
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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, Fourth Grade! Today we are going to continue playing out
recorders! We will be reviewing our fingerings and learning two new songs!
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. Which side points away? → S ​ ide with more holes
2. What hand goes on top?​ / ​What hand goes on the bottom? ​→ L / R
3. Describe the kind of air to use when playing recorder
↪ Gentle, soft, whispering, cool
4. Remember to cover the holes completely, this will help prevent squeaking
5. 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 note B on recorders using gentle, soft air
1. T: We have worked on one note on our recorders! Someone please tell me the letter of
our note!
2. S: ​B
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!
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: ​Plays and holds a B for four beats
8. S: ​Plays and holds a B for four beats
9. T: Let’s play some more B’s!
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10. T: ​Plays four Bs and gestures to students to play four B’s


11. S: ​Plays four B’s
12. T: ​Continues to play patterns of B’s, altering the rhythm
13. S: ​Repeats back patterns of B’s
14. T: Now that we have played some more Bs, let’s put them into a song!

OBJ: SWBAT play the song Queen B with the recorded accompaniment using correct
fingerings and rhythms
1. Students move recorders to rest position
2. T: Here is Queen B! (Introducing B A G, No. 1)
3. T: ​Gestures to each note, ​What is the name of this note?
4. S: ​Quarter Note, Half Note
5. T: How many beats will a quarter note receive? Half note?
6. S: ​1, 2,
7. T: Before we play our song, let’s clap and say our rhythms
8. T: What do we say for quarter notes? Half Notes?
9. S: ​Ta, Ta-a
10. T: There is a special symbol at the end of the song! What is this called?
11. S: ​Repeat Sign
12. T: Now, let’s clap our rhythms and say our rhythm words!
13. T&S: ​Clap rhythms to Queen B
14. T: Now, let’s finger our notes and say them
15. Students move recorders to prep position
16. T&S: ​Finger and Say rhythms to Queen B
17. T: Now, let’s play Queen B

OBJ: SWBAT​ ​play the note A on recorders using gentle, soft air
1. Students move recorders to rest position
2. T: Let’s talk about a new note!
3. T: ​Play new note
4. T: Is this note higher or lower than our other notes?
5. S: ​Lower!
6. T: This new note is called “A”! To play “A”, add the middle finger on your left hand
7. Student move recorders to prep position
8. T: Show me the fingering for “A”
9. S: ​Show the fingering for A
10. T: Let’s practice playing some A’s!
11. T: I’ll play it first, then I’ll tell you when to play by saying: “One, Two, Ready, Play!”
a. “I will always tell you when to play!”
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12. T: ​Plays and holds an A for four beats


13. S: ​Plays and holds an A for four beats
14. T: Let’s play some more A’s!
15. T: ​Plays four As and gestures to students to play four A’s
16. S: ​Plays four A’s
17. T: ​Continues to play patterns of A’s, altering the rhythm
18. S: ​Repeats back patterns of A’s
19. T: ​Teacher plays a few measures including A & B, each growing slightly in difficulty
20. T: Now that we have two notes, let’s put them into a song!

OBJ: SWBAT play the song Skating Away with the recorded accompaniment using correct
fingerings and rhythms
1. Students move recorders to rest position
2. Teacher presents ​Skating Away t​ o students
3. T: Here is Skating Away (Introducing B A G - No. 2)
4. T: We have three types of notes in this song!
5. T: Our dotted half note, half and quarter
6. T: How many beats will a quarter note receive? Half note? Dotted half note?
7. S: ​1, 2, 3
8. T: What is our time signature?
9. S: ​3 / 4 !
10. T: Right! So how many beats are in each measure?
11. S: 3
12. T: Let’s try fingering and saying Skating Away! Move your fingers!
13. Students move recorders to prep position
14. T&S: ​Finger and Say rhythms to Skating Away
15. T: Do you want to try this song, or hear me play it first?
16. T: ​Plays o​ r ​continues
17. T: Now, let’s play Skating Away!
18. S: ​Play Skating Away with accompaniment
19. If teacher played before, continue to next question. If teacher did not play, the teacher
will now play Skating Away with the accompaniment
20. T: What is the same between my playing/your playing? What is different?
21. T: What are some things we can improve the next time we play this?
22. T: Now, let’s try it one more time!
23. S: ​Play Skating Away
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IF TIME PERMITS:

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 “Ti-ti”
4. T: What do the “Ta” stand in for? “Rests”? “Ti-ti?”
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 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 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 and
rhythms Ta, rest and Ti-ti. The rest of the class will repeat the melody back
3. Teacher calls on students who have exhibited excellent class behavior to improvise a
four-beat melody
4. 1 S: ​Plays four-beat melody
5. T: Counts off students using “One, Two, Ready, Go!”
6. T&S: ​Repeat four-beat melody
7. Repeat several times
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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
5. Bid farewell