Welcome to 5th Grade Music!

Check back regularly to find updated information, lyrics to songs, and recordings to practice along with.

5th Grade students meet with Mrs. Haeger every week for 50 minutes.




5TH GRADE SPRING CONCERT:
Bay View: May 10, 2017 at 7:00pm (arrive 6:50pm)Westlake: May 17, 2017 at 7:00pm (arrive 6:50pm)
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 Master

Joy Tunes Recorder Express

Piano Machine

Compose Your Own Music!



4th and 5th Graders are playing at the Symphony!

Carnegie Hall has designed lessons to be used in conjunction with the local symphony. This year our 4/5 graders will sing, move and play to pieces at from their seats at the symphony. Here are a few things the students have learned (you can click the arrow to download the video to your computer):

The Birch Tree Challenge (Slow):


New White Belt: The Birch Tree Challenge (Fast):



NEW YELLOW BELT SONG (Live Orchestra): O FORTUNA



NEW YELLOW BELT SONG (Trans Siberian Orchestra): O FORTUNA





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!

BUY YOUR OWN COMPLETE RECORDER RESOURCE BOOK 2 HERE

NEED A RECORDER? CLICK HERE

TURN IN YOUR LETTER AND GET YOUR RECORDER FOR HOME PRACTICE BY DECEMBER 15.


Purchase the belt songs here:
Complete Recorder Resource (Book 2) Songs Part 1
Complete Recorder Resource (Book 2) Songs Part 2

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.


NEED HELP LEARNING BELT SONGS? CLICK HERE:

WHITE BELT: THE BIRCH TREE (CHALLENGE)

YELLOW BELT: SOPRANO 1_OLD BRASS WAGON- Our yellow belt has changed... stay tuned for tutorials

YELLOW BELT: SOPRANO 2_ OLD BRASS WAGON

ORANGE BELT: SOPRANO 2_THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

ORANGE BELT: SOPRANO 2_THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

GREEN BELT: SOPRANO 1_CHOPSTICKS

GREEN BELT: SOPRANO 2_CHOPSTICKS

RECORDINGS FOR:

PURPLE BELT:
media type=file key=18 Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant.mp3

RED BELT:
media type=file key=20 Do Lord.mp3


BLUE BELT:

media type=file key=22 Surprise Symphony.mp3

BROWN BELT:
media type=file key=47 My Country 'Tis Of Thee_God Save The Queen _Acc_.mp3


BLACK BELT:

media type=file key=48 O Canada _Acc_.mp3


EXTRA SPECIAL FOR BLACK BELT PLAYERS:

media type=file key=05 M.C.'s Boogie Full 1.mp3

media type=file key=07 Firefly Full 1.mp3




Kwanzaa Recording:




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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!










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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.

[[media type=file key=26 Turkey inthe Straw 2.mp3 width=240 height=20 width="240" height="20"]]

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



Siyahamba (We Are Marching)
South African Folksong- Zulu Tribe
Zulu: Siyahamb’e kukha nyeni kwenkhos’
Juba: Clap, back, pat, snap
We learned about Apartheid in South Africa, Nelson Mandela and this protest song.We also played a rock game and put it together with the juba.The next step is adding instrumentation:

Melodic Instrumentation:
BX: Bass Xylophone
SX: Soprano Xylophone
AX: Alto Xylophone
Metal: Metallophones and Glockenspiels
Rec.: Recorder

Siyahamba Instrumental.jpeg

Percussion Parts:
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Minuet in G
[[media type=file key=05 Minuet in G Major (Bach) - rehearsal 1.mp3 width=240 height=20 width="240" height="20"]] (version with vocals)

[[media type=file key=06 Minuet in G Major (Bach) - performance.mp3 width=240 height=20 width="240" height="20"]] (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






ONE DAY- BY MATISYAHU



RECORDER PART:




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VERSE 1
Sometimes I lay under the moon

And thank God I'm breathing

Then I pray don't take me soon

'Cause I am here for a reason


PRE-CHORUS:

Sometimes in my tears I drown

But I never let it get me down

So when negativity surrounds

I know some day it'll all turn around because...


CHORUS:
All my life I've been waiting for

I've been praying for

For the people to say

That we don't wanna fight no more

There’ll be no more wars

And our children will play

One day [x6]



VERSE 2
It's not about win or lose

Because we all lose

When they feed on the souls of the innocent

Blood-drenched pavement

Keep on moving though the waters stay raging

In this maze you can lose your way (your way)

It might drive you crazy but don't let it faze you

no way (no way)


GO BACK TO: PRE-CHORUS/CHORUS


VERSE 3

One day this all will change

Treat people the same

Stop with the violence

Down with the hate


One day we'll all be free

And proud to be

Under the same sun

Singing songs of freedom like

One day [x2]


GO BACK TO: CHORUS (2x's)