Lesson

Performing a spiritual with instrumental accompaniment

Lesson Overview

Unit on performing instrumental accompaniments.
Previous lessons which prepared the students for this lesson include working with the pentatonic scale, rhythmic understanding of quarter, eighth, half, and sixteenth notes and rests, singing alone and with others as well as the proper way to play barred percussion instruments.
This is the third of four lessons.  The concept of accompanying using written melodic notation is the lesson which will then lead to the fourth and final lesson of this unit with reading melodic notation and incorporating improvisation.

Duration
Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

What must I know to read notation on the treble staff and play my instrumental part accurately?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5

Visual & Performing Arts English Language Arts

Boomwhackers, rhythm cards, Spotlight on Music books, page 10, CD 1:11, Promethean board, instrumental flipchart, 2 alto xylophones, soprano xylophone, bass bars, bass xylophone, alto metallophone, mallets
Spotlight on Music books
By Emily  Crocker, Judy Bond, Rene Boyer   In The Great Gitin’ up Mornin’, an African American Spiritual

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Lesson Created By: JeanieReed

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)