Activity #2:


Music:

The primary central focus is to introduce students to musical elements: rhythm. (Pr: 4.2)

  • Students will identify quarter, pair-eighth notes, repeat sign, simple duple meter. (Samoan Sasa) (Pr4.2)
  • Students will identify quarter, and pair-eighth notes, and half notes; simple duple meter. (Mary had a little lamb) (Pr4.2)
  • Students will be able to use provided rubric to evaluate the accuracy of notating quarter, pair-eighth notes, and half notes. (Mary had a little lamb) (Pr5.1)

SEL:

The focuses of this unit are to guide students to explore self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. 

  • Students will be able to discover their roles, contributions, and importance of sharing and making decisions as a group. 

 

FOCUS KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS DANCE
 RHYTHM
  • Quarter and pair-eighth, half notes
  • 2/4, Simple Duple Meter
  • Repeat sign
  • Samoan Sasa
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb

Samoan Sasa

Let's review:



Quarter, pair-eighth notes, Ta, ti-ti

  • The name for one sound on a beat is ta.
  • The name for two sounds on a beat is ti-ti.

A quarter note (ta) is one sound per beat, pair-eighth (titi) are two sounds per beat. Can you read in ta (quarter) and ti-ti (pair-eighth) notes for the Sasa


2/4 meter, Simple Duple meter

2/4 meter has two beats in each measure and the quarter note carries the beat. If we replace the 4 with a quarter
or “ta” note, we may call the meter “2-ta meter.”

Duple means number 2, thus this is also called a Simple Duple meter.

  • Can you find the 2/4, simple duple meter in Samoan Sasa?


Repeat sign, :ll

  • When you perform Samoan Sasa, you would repeat the whole piece multiple times. Why? At the end of the song, there is a repeat sign, which looks like two eggs and two pieces of bacon. Can you find it?
  • Your teacher will point to the above Sasa piece while you clap the rhythmic patterns while saying “ti-ti, ta, and ta-a.” Don’t forget to observe the repeat sign.




Let's practice ta & titi!


Folks, do you have a video teaching half note? no response, I added mine. : (

Half note, to-o

A half note is formed (to-o) when two beats are tied together. The half note lasts for two beats.



 

Rhythm

A quarter (ta) note is one sound per beat, when two quarter notes are tie together, it will form half note, which consists of two beats. Can you find half, quarter and pair-eighth notes from Mary Had a Little Lamb?

 

Mary Had a Little Lamb, procedures:

 

Optional warm-up: Teacher can lead two-beat echo patterns using ta, ti-ti, and ta-a.
Teachers show the iconic score and have students sing the song while patting the beat. Let's try to identify the rhythm
 patterns of Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Phrase 1:

  • Sing and clap the rhythm of the words.
  • How many sounds do you hear on each beat? Write in ti-ti if you hear two sounds; ta if you hear one sound; and ta-a if you hear one sound held over two beats.
  • Clap and say the rhythm syllables.

Phrase 2:

  • Repeat the same process.
  • Are the rhythms of each phrase the same or different? (different)

Assessment

A = 4, Meet Expectation; B = 3, Proficient; C = 2, Developing Proficiency; D = 1, Novice

Grade

A = 4 

Rhythm

Student read and clapped all the right notes, with one or two mistakes. Mistakes were corrected right away.


B = 3

Student read and clapped with more than three mistakes. Mistakes were corrected.


C = 2

Student read and clapped more than five mistakes. Incorrect notes were not corrected.


D = 1

Mistakes were evident and incorrect notes were not corrected.




Put your comments below

Comments: 6
  • #6

    Kevin Morita (Monday, 23 May 2022 23:02)

    Are we using to-o or ta-a? Both are used in this unit when referring to the half note.

  • #5

    Lauren F (Friday, 20 May 2022 00:50)

    Mary Had a Little Lamb, procedures:

    Optional warm up: Teacher can lead two beat echo patterns using ta, ti-ti, and ta-a.

    Teachers: show graphic (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K7KpaQHQdbm_rlLx6d79HXUswdb5Q2GC/view?usp=sharing) and have students sing song while patting the beat. Let's try to identify the rhythm patterns of Mary Had a Little Lamb.

    Phrase 1:
    Sing and clap the rhythm of the words.
    How many sounds do you hear on each beat? Write in ti-ti if you hear two sounds; ta if you hear one sound; and ta-a if you hear one sound held over two beats.
    Clap and say the rhythm syllables.

    Phrase 2:
    Repeat the same process.
    Are the rhythms of each phrase the same or different? (different)

  • #4

    Lauren F (Saturday, 23 April 2022 01:16)

    This is for the pink part you wanted me to edit. Should we just remove the notation here? It's in activity #1. Teachers could refer back to it there if they needed it.

    Rhythm
    Let's try to identify the rhythmic patterns of Mary Had a Little Lamb. Teachers play the song, but do not show them the notation. Students, sing along and clap the rhythm of the words (syllables). How many sounds do you hear on each beat?

    Paired eight notes (ti-ti) are two sounds on the beat. A quarter note (ta) is one sound per beat. When two quarter notes are tied together, it will form a half note (ta-a), which is held for two beats. Can you find paired-eighths, quarters, and half notes in Mary Had a Little Lamb?

    I created a graphic that teachers/students can use: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K7KpaQHQdbm_rlLx6d79HXUswdb5Q2GC/view?usp=sharing

  • #3

    Janice (Friday, 08 April 2022 17:43)

    I agree with Kevin. Overview (top) and summary bottom.

  • #2

    Kevin Morita (Friday, 08 April 2022 15:54)

    Adding to Lauren's comment - I think that both would work, I currently like that it is separated so that people can look through the activity page and finish with a focus/summary at the end. Placing everything at the beginning would work as well, but I like the idea of having a closing thoughts through the summary on each activity. Maybe it is a preference?

    If we keep things the same, there are a few things that might help the format.

    1. Would it be possible to add headers to the Music and SEL pieces at the beginning and the end? The outline could be "Overview" and the bottom could be "Summary"

    2. With 3 out of the 4 boxes having bullet points, could we also make the top SEL box to have bullet points as well?

    3. Since Music is in a green box at the top could we match with green on the bottom?

  • #1

    Lauren F (Sunday, 27 March 2022 14:16)

    Next, perform the Samoan Sasa by applying “hit and strike” energy. This is important to make sure you all made the motions in uniform because you want to make you all look like one entity. <duplicated paragraph>

    Maybe additional question(s) for SEL Sasa would be: How would it feel differently if the you performed the sasa by yourself versus in a large group with your peers? How would you feel differently as a performer? How would you feel different as an audience member watching?
    *I don't know... it's kind of essentially what you did ask, but maybe a little less leading/giving the answer...

    For Mary Had a Little Lamb - maybe make a note to make it clear to teachers to not show the notation have students notate it themselves. As it is, the instructions say: "Refer to the Mary Had a Little Lamb, try to identify the rhythmic patterns of the piece." So if teachers misunderstand and show the notation, it's not challenging for the students. And/or instruct students to say clap and speak the rhythm syllables once they've abstracted it.

    Again, I think the bottom white boxes and top table should be combined somehow.


Student clapped with more than three mistakes. Mistakes were corrected.