Unit 2, Lesson Plan #3:


  • Tonalities (major and minor)
  • Tempo (fast & slow)
  • Styles (Jazz)
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (Jazz)
  • Shabat Shalom


Let's watch another clip of the Sound of Music. Can you recognize when Maria and the siblings sing in harmony? Note that harmony is formed by singers singing two different melodies simultaneously.



Movieclips (2015, September 25). The Sound of Music Movie CLIP - Do-Re-Mi (1965). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLm07s8fnzM

Tonalities: Major and minor

Music: Style & Tonalities

Music is played in different scales. Now, we will play two versions of Jazz style Mary Had a Little Lamb; one faster, one slower.

  • Try to identify the four phrases in this song by showing your fingers.  

Minor song - Shabbat Shalom

  • For example, this song, Shabbat Shalom, is sung in minor, but not a sad song. It is a song about Shabbat Shalom. In this video, you see children singing and dancing to the music.
  • Shabbat means “May you dwell in peace" (FIRM, 2022). Shabbat happens on Friday at sundown when people start to wind down from busyness and wish each other by saying, Shabbat Shalom. Shalom is a word that is closet, meaning peace.
  • Video - Source: Werner Carrasco. (2018, June 24). Sea of Miracles VBX 2018, Shabbat Shalom. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-V6kJtiKws