Hello boys and girls! Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoyed the sing-along! The Haas family had a great time putting that together for you all! I can’t wait to put another one together for after the break!
Today in Music! Everyone will use the Caterpillar Ostinato sheet, but the difficulty will be based upon your grade level! Check it out!
Preschool– will still be working on ostinatos- a repeating pattern. Today you will do body percussion. One quarter note (big brother quarter note) gets one beat. When you see the “sister eighth notes” its going to go quicker. When you get through the whole page repeat it.
Kindergarten-2nd Grade- Remember the ostinato is a repeating pattern. Try the exercise that is on the sheet. Repeat it all the way through. Quarter note gets one beat, sister eighth notes get one beat they just split the beat to go quicker. After you have repeated the exercise come up with your own body percussion lines like the caterpillar. It could be pat, stomp, snap, clap, clicking tongue. You name it! Have fun and send me any creations you come up with!
3rd-5th Grade– Try the exercise on the paper using body percussion and repeat through the whole page. We’re using quarter note and eighth notes. For your extension I would like you to try to pick 2-3 instruments that you would have for each line. If you have an instrument at home (example piano, drum, xylophone, shaker) Play the rhythms out that you come up with. You can also replace the body part you use for just that instrument and play that line. I’d love to see what you come up with!
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Have a great day!