Email:  music@stjaneschool.com


Next Monday is Memorial Day – a day we as Americans remember God’s blessings to our country, and also the soldiers who have given their lives to defend us.  Sing along with this well-known American song, “God Bless America”, which was written by a man who moved here from another country, Mr. Irving Berlin.  He loved America very much.  Then choose a coloring page and color while you listen to Mr. Berlin’s “Patriotic Overture”.  At the end, you will hear God Bless America if you listen closely to the music!  You could also color to “Hymn to the Fallen”, written by the famous movie composer, John Williams.  He wrote it for the movie, Saving Private Ryan.

https://youtu.be/-z5hD38Bs8Y

(“God Bless America”)

https://youtu.be/fvpQMTY8H9Y

(“Hymn to the Fallen”)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amhxyi4iHCXtkH76dgaG1L8v3dEX?e=MmjgM6

(Memorial Day Soldier coloring page)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amhxyi4iHCXtkH-kCeFj9KWrd-kP?e=krw9bl

(Patriotic Girl Coloring Page)


 

I met two frogs in the backyard – they like all the rain we have had recently.  They asked me to teach you a frog song.  For this song, you will need a log (use your arm) and 5 frogs (use the fingers of your other hand).

https://www.loom.com/share/34218ab9d6f24111a82ff06f6713173a

(5 Green and Speckled Frogs)

Listen to a new instrument – a piano.  A piano is actually a percussion instrument, because it makes a sound by pushing a lever that pushes a hammer that strikes a string!

Print the picture of the piano; then color it while you listen to Peter Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1.  He’s the same person who wrote the music for The Nutcracker.

 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aa3517b5f-8e56-4893-8161-d54edde6216e

(Piano Coloring Page)

https://youtu.be/6qROema2MDI

(Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1)


Make your own rhythm instrument (check here for suggestions https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/music/easy-make-musical-instruments/ or choose another website – there are many available).  Then play along to these great Easter songs.  Everytime you hear ALLELUIA!, play your instrument.  (You can sing the Alleluia as well.)

https://youtu.be/NhBSg73kbUs

(Celtic Alleluia)

https://youtu.be/r9a41CvVEHw

(Jesus Christ is Risen Today)

 

Think of the instruments we studied.  Then listen to an exciting story about a boy, and a wolf; and a French Horn!   Choose a coloring sheet or two and color while you listen.  Then find some pencils and “Tap Your Sticks” with us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfM7Y9Pcdzw

(Peter and the Wolf)

Peter and the Wolf Coloring Pages

https://youtu.be/M-UKTeWNgOk

(“Tap Your Sticks”)


Next Monday is Memorial Day – a day we as Americans remember God’s blessings to our country, and also the soldiers who have given their lives to defend us.  Sing along with this well-known American song, “God Bless America”, which was written by a man who moved here from another country, Mr. Irving Berlin.  He loved America very much.  Then choose a coloring page and color while you listen to Mr. Berlin’s “Patriotic Overture”.  At the end, you will hear God Bless America if you listen closely to the music!  You could also color to “Hymn to the Fallen”, written by the famous movie composer, John Williams.  He wrote it for the movie, Saving Private Ryan.

ttps://youtu.be/-z5hD38Bs8Y

(God Bless America)

https://youtu.be/a9bt_2OG18w

(“Patriotic Overture” by Irving Berlin)

https://youtu.be/fvpQMTY8H9Y

(“Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amhxyi4iHCXtkQA0axxZuBd9oCAS?e=5nUFuK

(Memorial Day Coloring page)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amhxyi4iHCXtkQEmXRidJBt3V5Mk?e=h72Rza

(Patriotic coloring page)


 

Sing along with the farm animals on this song from Argentina.  Surprise!  There are some Spanish animal names in this song, since they speak Spanish in much of South America (that’s where Argentina is). “Ven, amigo” means “Come, friend!”

https://www.loom.com/share/ddfafabc2a614c3aa17a0ff0ddc07aa4

(Come And See My Farm)

Last week was Cinco de Mayo (can you translate that from Spanish?).  In Mexico, a famous kind of music is called MARIACHI music – it is played by two trumpets, two violins, and several Mexican guitars, the biggest of which is called a guitarron.  Mariachi bands wear charro clothes (fancy decorated cowboy clothes and big hats).  Listen to these famous mariachi tunes while you color this picture of a mariachi band.

https://youtu.be/IDLi-d3P24k

(Traditional Mariachi Music)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amhxyi4iHCXtkFT8m44PAlBBHncT?e=r86VGW

(Mariachi Coloring Page)


 

Create your own rhythm instrument (check here for some suggestions:https://redtri.com/homemade-instruments/

Then play along with this song every time you sing the words “DOWN  IN  MY  HEART”.

https://youtu.be/LylgwOEI7AY

(I’ve Got The Joy, Joy, Joy)

 

Click here for an exciting story about a boy, a wolf, and violins, violas, cellos and string basses!  Print off a coloring sheet or two and color while you listen. Then sing along with “Down by the Bay” and write another verse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfM7Y9Pcdzw

(Peter and the Wolf)

Peter and the Wolf Coloring Pages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAjhLexlrDc

Sing along with this video (you can do the echo if you want!). Then take a blank piece of paper and write your own new verse. Draw a picture of it on the same page, then send me a picture of it (to music@stjaneschool.com). We will make our own video of the ones you send in 🙂


Next Monday is Memorial Day, a day when Americans remember those soldiers who gave their lives to defend our country.  We are also proud of our country, as our soldier are.  Join in singing a patriotic song that expresses pride in our flag – “You’re A Grand Old Flag”.  You can march while you sing it – Marching bands play this song all the time.  What instrument will you play?

https://youtu.be/rFV_tmTcU0Q

(“You’re A Grand Old Flag”)

 

 

 


A ballad is a song that tells a story.  Sing along with this ballad about a love-struck feline, and see if you recognize a Spanish word in the title of the song!

https://youtu.be/Gqpvy8p-WzQ

(El Senor Don Gato)

 

 

Last week was Cinco de Mayo (can you translate that from Spanish?).  In Mexico, a famous kind of music is called MARIACHI music – it is played by two trumpets, two violins, and several Mexican guitars, the biggest of which is called a guitarron.  Mariachi bands wear charro clothes (fancy decorated cowboy clothes and big hats).  Listen to these famous mariachi tunes while you color this picture of a mariachi band.

https://i2.wp.com/everfreecoloring.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Mariachi-Band-in-Cinco-de-Mayo-Coloring-Pages.jpg?fit=960%2C754&ssl=1

https://youtu.be/IDLi-d3P24k

(Traditional Mariachi Music)


 

Click the link below to hear a priest’s (Father Vivaldi, who had bright red hair, by the way) version of Spring.  See if you can hear the bird singing (it is being played by a violin).  The group that is playing is an ORCHESTRA – there are lots of string players in an orchestra.  Grab a piece of blank paper and draw your own version of Spring while you listen.

https://youtu.be/GRxofEmo3HA

(The Four Seasons by Vivaldi)

 

Click the link below for a NEW twist on “This OLD Man”!  Then try your hand at making your own melody on Chrome Music Lab.

THIS OLD MAN – see if you can do ALL the motions to this version!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9mr-lpQnY8

 

Click on this link to find the Chrome Music Lab Experiment Station. Please choose SONGMAKER (the smiley face). This uses all the pitches we know (low DO through high DO). The rectangles are notes, and the dots underneath are rhythm instruments. Create a song. You can make it go faster (allegro) or slower (andante or largo) with the TEMPO slider in the middle. When you have it the way you like it, click the save button in the bottom right corner. The copy the link they will give you and send it to me at music@stjaneschool.com  I will post your creation so everyone can hear your work.

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

 


Pull out those recorder folders and dust off that recorder…it’s time for RECORDER KARATE ONLINE!  Check out the instructions on your Google Classroom Music page and help your class win the RAINBOW RECORDER AWARD!  Then sing along with Pete Seeger as we start learning some Pennsylvania Dutch folk songs.


Help your class win the RAINBOW RECORDER Award – by earning your Recorder Karate Belts online!  Several belts have already been awarded – don’t miss out on the chance to get a Karate belt in your mailbox!  Then complete the new assignment posted by using your memorization skills to complete a list of 10 important things.


Go to your Google Music Classroom page to do a little papaya-shaking.  Then discover another kind of music that goes overboard with syncopation, and had a big influence on the Jazz scene!  Complete the assignment related to it, by becoming a Music Sleuth.  Then create some beats of your own on Chrome Music Lab .


                                           

Visit your Google Music Classroom page to learn about the famous composer who is celebrating his 250th birthday this year!  Complete the new assignment relating to the birthday.  Then sing in a British accent to a great Holy Week/Easter song.


Please go to your Google Music Classroom and sing along (because we sing….) with people everywhere who are contemplating Holy Week and their relationship with Jesus (and Broadway musicals). Finish the video from last week and complete the assignment posted.  Then go build a song or an interesting rhythm at the Chrome Music Lab!


Please go to your Google Music Classroom and sing along (because we sing….) with people everywhere who are thinking about Holy Week. Finish watching the video from last week and complete the assignment posted.   Finally, grab a plastic cereal bowl and two pencils and bucket drum with American Authors – who knows? This could be the Best Day of Your Life!

 


RECORDER  CORRAL

https://youtu.be/xMl5aaLIiPA

(Learning (Again) to Play the Recorder)

 

All Through The Night

Fais_Do_Do

DOWN_BY_THE_STATION

Who_Has_Seen_The_Wind_

OLD_BRASS_WAGON

Down_in_the_Valley

THIS_OLD_MAN

CAMPTOWN_RACES

Scarborough_Fair Black Belt

 

NOTES FOR RECORDER KARATE 3 (Grades 5-8)

RECORDER FINGERING CHART

https://youtu.be/gMdG-6wV_cY

(How to Earn Your Recorder Karate Green Belt)

 

https://www.loom.com/share/4245d97c830e4e568c6f48e5e1886255

(How to Earn Your Recorder Karate Blue Belt)

 

https://www.loom.com/share/031fa81c6d0e46579f550918699efb67

(How to Earn Your Recorder Karate Brown Belt)