A look inside Music at FPD

A look inside Music at FPD

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rhythm and Dinosaurs

Can you believe that we are already in week 7 of the school year?  Or, that Thanksgiving is only 8 weeks away?  Wow!  Time is flying :) 

We are busy in the music room as well!  The 3rd grade spent two weeks learning a poem called "Dinosaur Zoo" with a rhythmic ostinato.  We learned that an ostinato is a rhythm pattern that repeats over and over and over.  We put both parts together, first with words, and then with instruments.   Below are two videos of the process.  Video one shows the words and body percussion.  Video two shows the words removed and played on rhythm sticks and frame drums.

Video #1--Voices and Body Percussion

Video #2--Words transferred to instruments

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