A look inside Music at FPD

A look inside Music at FPD

Friday, January 23, 2015

Recorder Song for Grandparents' Day

Our 4th graders are hard at work on a brand new song for Grandparents' Day.  Our theme this year is Patriotic Music, so we are learning a jazz standard called "When the Saints Go Marching In."  Jazz is a type of music that was first developed in America--what's more patriotic than that? 

Here is a video of "When the Saints Go Marching In" played by a jazz band with Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals.  Louis Armstrong is one of the best known jazz musicians from America.  He is famous for playing trumpet.  Legend has it that he earned his nickname from the unique way his cheeks puffed out when he played.  Some people thought it looked like his mouth was a satchel (a bag), so they started calling him "Satchel Mouth", which was shortened to "Satchmo," a nickname he is still recognized by.  

For the link to the song,4th graders can look under the "Recorder Resources" tab on this blog.  

Here are the two new notes 4th graders are learning: 

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