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VIRTUAL LESSON #10: So Long, Farewell

Our Final Virtual Lesson! This chapter of your music education is coming to a close, and a new chapter will begin in the fall! 

This is a song from the musical “The Sound of Music” about saying “Goodbye.”


Goodbye doesn’t usually mean “bye forever,” but rather, “we will see each other again later!” And that is true!

Watch this video to learn about the ways to say goodbye, then click on the next link to listen to the song from the movie “The Sound of Music!”


Click here for Mrs. Dauphinais’ Lesson: https://youtu.be/h5HJgBS4y3o

Click here to listen to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy9_lfjQopU

LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALL! AUF WIEDERSEHEN, MY WONDERFUL STUDENTS - WE WILL SEE EACHOTHER AGAIN SOON!!!


LYRICS OF THE SONG:

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "cuckoo"
Cuckoo, cuckoo

Regretfully they tell us
But firmly they compel us
To say goodbye...
To you!

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to you, and you, and you, and you, and you

So long, farewell, au revoir, Auf wiedersehen
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye
Goodbye!

I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly

The sun has gone to bed and so must I
So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye! 


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LESSON #9
LOUIS ARMSTRONG & “What a Wonderful World”

 

This lesson has 2 PARTS:

Part 1: Louis Armstrong’s song “what a wonderful world”

Part 2: a special gift from Mrs Dauphinais!

Optional Part 3: a fun book about Louis and “scat” singing!

 

PART 1: “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD”

 

Louis’ most famous song, “What a Wonderful World,” is about all the things he found most beautiful in the world. It’s one of my very favorite songs! My dad taught it to me when I was a kid to remind me that we can ALWAYS find beauty in the world, even when we find ourselves in hard or scary times. Louis had a difficult childhood, but he is famous for his big smile and OPTIMISTIC view of the world! In this song he uses his senses to describe what he SEES, HEARS, and FEELS that is beautiful in the world!

 

What do YOU see, hear and feel that are wonderful in the world, even though things are difficult?

 

READ the lyrics like a poem first (don’t try to sing yet!)

 

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom, for me and you

And I think to myself...

What a wonderful world!

I see skies of blue, and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, dark sacred night

And I think to myself...

What a wonderful world!

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces, of people going by

I see friends shaking hands, sayin', "How do you do?"

They're really sayin', "I love you"

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow

They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know

And I think to myself...

What a wonderful world!

Yes, I think to myself...

What a wonderful world!

Oh yeah

 

Click here to listen and sing along! >>> https://youtu.be/qfuw3CZQuwk

 

 

* PART 2: My Special Gift to YOU! *

I was inspired to write a new version of this song for all of YOU, and our WONDERFUL SCHOOL! I hope you enjoy it!

 

Love, Mrs Dauphinais:

Click here!  >>> https://youtu.be/irFTv7j1-38

OPTIONAL PART 3: 
BOOK: “When Louis Armstrong Taught Me to Scat!”

By Muriel Harris Weinstein

 

This is a super fun book! Learn how to sing “scat!”

 

Click here! >>> https://youtu.be/YKfb5u3TA14


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LESSON #8: INVENT AN INSTRUMENT!


Invent an instrument! Click Here to begin: https://youtu.be/-NuXHKL2Xuk

Your assignment this week is to be an INVENTOR! Get creative and build an instrument! 

Remember, there are FOUR ways instruments make sounds:

PERCUSSIONinstruments you tap/hit/touch to make sound

- This includes: drums, wind chimes, bells
- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! https://youtu.be/LbedzMj8B4U

STRINGSinstruments that make sound by bowing/plucking/strumming strings 
- This includes: guitars, violins, ukuleles
-  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! https://youtu.be/V26Wjqs0l4w

BRASSinstruments with a mouthpiece you buzz your lips on
- This includes: trumpets, trombones, French horn, tuba
- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! https://youtu.be/9Dp2n-MouKU

WOODWINDinstruments with a mouthpiece that has a reed that vibrates when you blow into it, or a flat hole you blow across

- Reed instruments: clarinet, oboe, saxophone
- Flat hole (known as a “fipple”): recorder, Whistle
- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! https://youtu.be/5PMmJ7CqmoQ

Your job is to create an instrument in one of these four ways! Then, write music to play on it! You can write your music using TA’s and TITI’s on the 5 line staff, or even better: make up a creative way to notate your music! 

OPTIONAL
1. When you’re done, you can send me a picture or video of you playing your music on your brand new instrument!

2. Work like a scientist! 
- Write your HYPOTHESIS (how you think your instrument will look and work)
- your method (the steps you take to build it)
- your first experiment what worked, what didn’t? (Did something unexpected happen? Why do you think it went that way?)
- things you want to change
- your second experiment (try your instrument again and see what happens!)

MATERIALS:

Here are some ideas for things around the house you could use to build your instrument: (always ask for permission first!)
- pots and pans
- recyclables
- paper
- toys
- spoons or other (safe) utensils
- rocks
- thick grass
- toilet paper tube or paper towel tube

HAVE FUN!!!

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LESSON #7: MUSIC & MOVEMENT

This week’s activity is a workout! We will be MOVING to music! 


Find a place at home where you can have space to jump around, click the link at the bottom, and get going!


You will be KEEPING A STEADY BEAT while:

  • running in place
  • Clapping
  • Squatting & Jumping


This is a great exercise for all my awesome athletes out there!  A great workout - but it’s also a workout for your BRAIN! Moving with music teaches the muscles of your body to work together (coordination), and the music itself has patterns that will help you HEAR when the next movement is coming (form)!

So make sure you’re moving WITH THE MUSIC, not just the animated character!


Have fun, and get moving! 


And remember, you can email me a message or a video anytime! I’d love to see you!

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO!!! >>> https://youtu.be/0FLVPlKPn_c



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LESSON #6: “Say Say, Oh Playmate”

Here’s a fun song and clapping game to try out! Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/J_AXmFQM7Fs

LYRICS:

Say say, oh playmate
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Climb up my apple tree

Slide down my rainbow

Into my cellar door
And we will be best friends
Forevermore! One-two-three-four!

RHYMING!
This song has two different rhyming forms:

(A) Say say oh playmate 
(B) come out and play with ME
(B) and bring your dollies THREE
(B) climb up my apple TREE

So the first part is A, B, B, B!

Here’s the second part

(C) Slide down my rainbow
(D) into my cellar DOOR
(E) and we will be best friends
(D) ForeverMORE
(D) One-two-three-FOUR!

Crazy rhyming, but a fun song!

Did you notice the OPPOSITE in this song??? 
Climb UP my apple tree
Slide DOWN my rainbow

Now find someone to teach it to and play with game with! 
Then make up your own clapping patterns!

If you want to send me a video, I’d love to see it! (But you don’t have to!)


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LESSON #5: 
IRISH FOLKSONG, “RED IS THE ROSE”

Hey everyone! This week’s lesson is to learn about and then sing the Irish Folksong “Red is the Rose,” and at the end of the video, you get to sing it with me, Mr. Dauphinais and his brother (the other Mister Dauphinais!)


You will learn:
- where Ireland is on a map
- what a Folksong is
- some vocabulary from the song
- the story of the song
- and how to sing it!

At the end you will hear the three of us singing in HARMONY!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO:
 
https://youtu.be/kXoB-8bU3V4





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WEEK 4:

IRISH DANCE LESSONS!

Hey everybody! I'm SO excited for this week's lesson! My dearest friend, Jet Piatt, who is a professional Irish musician and dancer, spent time with her sister Jasmine this past week putting together a set of IRISH DANCE LESSONS for you guys!

Irish Step Dancing is SO MUCH FUN! It's a challenge, but I know if you give it a try you will enjoy it!

IF YOU WANT TO: you can send me a video of you doing the dances (after you've practiced!) I'd love to see your faces! BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO!!!

There are 3 video lessons - do one at a time, and practice the moves from that video a few times before you try the next one. That will make it easier! Good luck!
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IRISH DANCE LESSON #1https://youtu.be/cZTaGLorENk

IRISH DANCE LESSON #2https://youtu.be/9pM6o6TY7Po

IRISH DANCE LESSON #3https://youtu.be/5_XMe6_M1D4

And here's Mrs. Dauphinais giving it a try!
https://youtu.be/QgK42TUNuBY
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Want to see some real Irish Step Dancing performances? 
Click here for "Riverdance"! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9KkbU4yStM&t=343s

As always, let me know if you have any questions, or want to send me a video! You can attach a video of yourself here, or email it to me at maegan.dauphinais@bcsemail.org





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VIRTUAL LESSON #3

You have worked VERY hard these past few weeks, so before you go on a well-deserved Spring Break, your music assignment this week is SIMPLE!

1. Go to a blank page in your literacy notebook, and TITLE it "MUSIC JOURNAL"
2. NOW PUT YOUR JOURNAL AWAY! REALLY! 
3. GO OUTSIDE! Play, walk, or just sit in the sunshine and LISTEN to the sounds around you! Trees, birds, wind, cars driving by, people talking...
4. Later on, write down a list of the sounds you heard when you were outside! This is the MUSIC of nature, the music of your home! 
5. When we get back to school, we will share what we each heard! Each house and neighborhood has its own sounds!

FOR EXTRA FUN: Try this African Dance lesson! Great for rainy days!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewqq-3xJFdI




VIRTUAL LESSON #2

1. Read to learn about Funga Alafia
2. Listen to the song "Funga Alafia", and follow the directions in the video!
3. Talk about the song
4. Sing the song to someone!


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1. ABOUT FUNGA ALAFIA

This is a WELCOME song from the country of Ghana in Africa (the same place as Obwisana!)

"Funga Alafia" means: We are here to greet you with open arms!

In other words, We WELCOME you, and are GLAD to have you here!

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2. LISTEN TO THE SONG & FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN THE VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTegkMJq15M

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3. TALK ABOUT THE SONG

- What instruments did you see?
- These drums are called DJEMBES ("jem-bays")
- Is this is a happy song?
- What makes it happy?
- When might someone sing this song/Why would they sing this song?
- How would you feel if someone sang this to you when you visited them?
- When could YOU sing this song to someone?

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4. SING THE SONG

Sing this song to someone at home! Tell them what you learned!


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VIRTUAL LESSON #1

1. Read ABOUT THE SONG below
2. Watch the video of the song and game, and try to sing along!
3. Try playing this game at home!

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1. ABOUT THE SONG:

"Obwisana Sa" is a game from the country of Ghana in Africa.

In AKAN, a language spoken in Ghana, the words of the song are:
"Obwisana sa, Nana, obwisana sa!"

In English, it means:
"The rock has crushed my hand, grandma, the rock has crushed my hand!" 

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2. WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO TO LEARN THE SONG & GAME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B5P7UnRuV4

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3. PLAY THE GAME AT HOME!

- The game is played in a circle.
- Everyone has a rock but one rock is different from the rest! This is the "bad rock."
- To play, you sing the song and pass your rocks all at the same time, to the STEADY BEAT, to the LEFT (counter-clockwise) Just like in the video!
- At the end of the song, whoever has the "bad rock" is out!
- That person leaves the game, and everyone else continues until only one person is left!

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Contact me anytime with questions or concerns! I'll reply as soon as I can!

Check back next week for your next music lesson!