A look inside Music at FPD

A look inside Music at FPD

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Apple Tree, Apple Tree

Fall is in the air, and that means songs about apples, pumpkins, and leaves.  It also means a new pitch on Music Street for 2nd graders!  We've been learning about "Do" in 2nd grade the last few weeks.  Do lives at the bottom of the Music Street.  You might think of it as the first note of a musical scale, or "Do, a deer, a female deer" if you are a Sound of Music  fan. We often find Do at the beginning and end of a song.  In "Apple Tree," we go the entire song on Sol, Mi, and La, and Do sneaks in at the very end.  The students decoded the solfege and rhythms in this song, then we added back in the words.  After we had learned the song, we added a bass xylophone ostinato (a repeated pattern) and the game.  See if you can figure out how the game is played from the videos of 2nd graders below! There are also some photos of the game, song, and instruments in action.  

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