- read rhythms on ta and ti
- transfer to words
- add section B
- transfer to body percussion as labeled on chart
- Transfer clapping the rhyme to hand drums (chart 1)
- Transfer body percussion to: (chart 2)
- snap = cabasa
- clap = cowbell
- pat = wood block
- step = temple blocks
- Finally in this lesson or subsequent lesson add in Ostinato on chart 3 using timpani or other large drums.
- Somebody's Knocking at Your Door
- Wade in the Water - great listening version of this in the old Share the Music text (4th grade)
- Dry Bones
- Follow the Drinking Gourd
- Who Built the Ark?
Above you see the anchor chart that I use to help us categorize and learn about the different types of spirituals and their purposes. Work songs, songs about Freedom(code songs), Recreation, and religious songs. I used this word purposely so that students would not confuse the idea that these songs are all SPIRITUALS and there could be a sub category of spiritual songs... I know.... semantics - but 4th and 5th graders might not clue into the distinction being made.
Through this unit we also study the topic of syncopation and learn what it is and how to recognize it in a song. I use the anchor chart below for this.