Welcome to 4th Grade Music!
Check back regularly to find updated information, lyrics to songs,

and recordings to practice along with.



4th Grade students meet with Mrs. Haeger every week for 50 minutes.







4th GRADE INFORMANCES (in class open house):
February 6-February 10 during your child's regularly scheduled music time
4TH GRADE SPRING CONCERT:
Bay View: May 24, 2017 at 6:00pm (arrive 5:50pm)
Westlake: May 17, 2017 at 6:00pm (arrive 5:50pm)

In order to have a successful performance, all students are required to attend.

Please let Mrs. Haeger know if you have a conflict.



ONLINE MUSIC GAMES:
Play some music games while sharpening your music skills...

Squeaky's Recorder Playhouse

Classics for Kids Game Site

Name That Note!

Piggy's Music Lessons

Joy Tunes Recorder Express

Joy Tunes Recorder Master

Piano Machine

Compose Your Own Music!




RECORDER KARATE UNIT:

Students are expected to practice at home regularly and test up to the songs we have practiced together in class. Students will receive a colored belt to hang on their recorder for every song they play correctly. Black Belt earners will receive a certificate at the concert!

Purchase recorders ($3.00 basic, $7.50 Yamaha) and book/CD package ($5.50) at:
Thomas Musical Instruments
1010H Fair Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
831-425-0110

TURN IN YOUR LETTER AND GET YOUR RECORDER FOR HOME PRACTICE BY DECEMBER 17.

DOWNLOAD A NEW LETTER HERE:





(Want to purchase the mp3's for the BELT SONGS so you can play along?... click here:
Complete Recorder Resource Songs Part 1
Complete Recorder Resource Songs Part 2
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Want to print your own chart? CLICK HERE:




HOW TO PRACTICE A PIECE:
1. Sing the piece if it has words.
2. Clap the rhythm.
3. Point and sing the note names (write them in if you have to).
4. Finger and sing the note names.
5. Play the piece slowly at first, then speed it up later.


HOW TO PASS A PLAYING TEST:
1. Rhythm: All notes/rests are held out to their full value; Keep steady beat.
2. Posture: Sit up tall; Instrument at 45 degree angle.
3. Tone: No squeaks; Notes are tongued; Constant air flow.
4. Fingering: All notes fingered properly.
5. Continue: Continue playing if you make a mistake.

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WANT MORE HELP PRACTICING YOUR BELT SONGS? CLICK HERE:

WHITE BELT: AU CLAIRE DE LA LUNE

YELLOW BELT: SKIN AND BONES

ORANGE BELT: MY PADDLE

GREEN BELT: HUSH LITTLE BABY



Da Da Da Da Da Bomp! (Something extra for black belt earners)












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Every Good Boy Does Fine Video:

Every Good Boy Does Fine Video (on Youtube



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FACE Video


FACE video (on Youtube)

Face, face, face... facey, face, face!Face, face, face... facey, face, face!F-A-C-E Face!Each one is the name of a space on the treble clef.F-A-C-E Face!






PASS THE WITCH'S BROOMSTICK
GAME SONG AND BASS BARS


C C
Pass the witch’s broomstick
F F
All around the room
F F
As the music plays
C C
You quickly pass the broom
C C
Anyone is out
F F
if the broomstick drops
G G G
Or the one who has it when the music
C
STOPS!




The Nutcracker


Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballet, “The Nutcracker” is based on the story “The Mouse King” by German author E.T.A. Hoffman. The Nutcracker is a Christmas present given to Clara by her godfather Drosselmeier. It eventually comes to life and a battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker takes place and Clara rescues the Nutcracker. In appreciation, he takes Clara on a magical journey through the land of sweets.





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Wibbleton to Wobbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is 15 miles
—From Wobbleton to Wibbleton is 15 miles
—From Wibbleton to Wobbleton,
—from Wobbleton to Wibbleton,
—From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is 15 miles!




PEACE ROUND
What a goodly thing
If the children of the world
Could dwell together
In peace


SHALOM CHAVERIM
Shalom, chaverim! (Peace my friends)
Shalom, chaverim! (Peace my friends)
Shalom, shalom! (Peace, peace)
Lehitra'ot! (Until we meet again)
Lehitra'ot! (Until we meet again)
Shalom, Shalom! (Peace, peace)








LAST YEAR'S MATERIAL:





The VIRGINIA REEL



A folk dance from the 17th century. Back before electronics and other modern forms of entertainment, people would make music in the evening with their families and at larger gatherings. Dancing would often accompany the live music. We learned a modified version of THE VIRGINIA REEL and danced to TURKEY IN THE STRAW.







DANCE:

Introduction: 8 beats
Walk in 4 beats
Bow 4 beats
Walk back 4 beats
Wait for 4 beats
Walk in 4 beats
Right arm swing 4 beats
Back 4 beats
Wait 4 beats
Walk in 4 beats
Left arm swing 4 beats (Head couple remains)
Back 4 beats
Head couple slides down the set for 8 beats
Head couple slides back up the set for 8 beats and peels off
Repeat




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Students have been learning how to read quarter notes and rests, eighth notes and rests, and sixteenth notes. We created a RONDO FORM (ABACADA) in this Harry Potter activity.

A SECTION:
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B AND C SECTIONS:
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MOSAICBy, Brett Dennen









VERSE:
M is for MUTUAL RESPECTDon't put me down and don't hurt me.O is for OPEN MINDEDNESSSee me for who I am and don't judge me.S is for SELF RESPECT and A is for ATTITUDEYou gotta love yourself and stay positive.I is for INDIVIDUALITY and C is for COMMUNITYWhen we come together in the places we live.
CHORUS:MO MO MO MO MO saic (8 times)
BRIDGE:And if we live by these lessonsAnd spread them across land and seaWe can create a better futureAnd live together in peace.




Minuet in G by J.S. Bach

(version with vocals)

(version without vocals)

Bach wrote a minuet one day, he played it on his clavier.
Such lovely music played on a keyboard 300 years ago!
His 20 children loved this song, they sang and danced it all night long.
It's a French dance so take the right stance and we will all begin.
Li, li, li......loo, loo, loo
123, One twirl please
Li, li, li......loo, loo, loo
123, Then you take a bow


Brandenburg Concerto #3- Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach



—Have you heard this piece before? (thumbs up/down)
—What instrument/s do you hear? Pantomime it.
—Can you feel a steady beat? (tap your fingers quietly)
—What’s our dynamic? (ff, f, mf, mp, p, pp)
—What’s our tempo? (largo, andante, allegro, vivace)




Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach


Have you heard this piece before? (thumbs up/down)
—What instrument/s do you hear? Pantomime it.
—Can you feel a steady beat? (tap your fingers quietly)
—What’s our dynamic? (ff, f, mf, mp, p, pp)
—What’s our tempo? (largo, andante, allegro, vivace)
—If this was music to a scene in a movie, what might be happening?




Paz by Brett Dennen
(with vocals)

(without vocals and piano playing instead of guitar)

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CHORUS (SPANISH)

Somos los niños.

Somos el futuro.

Queremos paz.

Tendremos paz.

Trabajamos por la paz.

Tendremos paz.

Queremos paz.

Tendremos paz.


VERSE (SPANISH)
Tenemos mentes.
Pensamos paz.
Tenemos corazones.
Sentimos paz.
Tenemos almas.
Somos paz.
Paz vendrá, paz vendra