This is a blog created for students, parents and teachers to visit and see what is happening at East Elementary in our Performing Arts/Music class. You can check here for performance dates, information, pictures and an overview of what has been going on in music class.

Fifth Grade

We are having fun learning the G and D chords on the baritone ukulele's!  The students are learning about chords, harmony, reading chord charts, and strum patterns.

We are also working on tone bars and learning some great warm-up activities that are helping with mallet technique.  The students are taking their knowledge of chords and their roots and creating accompaniments to a  Polynesian song, "Nani Wale".

Our composer of the month is Leroy Anderson.  We have performed a "scarf dance" to his song "Syncopated Clock".  Through this song the students have experienced Rondo Form, staccato, legato, and coda.

If your students are interested in purchasing their own baritone ukulele, check out the Baritone Ukulele Club tab and you will find a couple of resources for purchasing.  The current price that I have found is $39.00 and it includes a case.

We are working on the cup game too.  Here is the chant to help you practice at home:

Clap Clap/ Tap Tap Tap/ clap up down/ clap grab hand table switch hit down.

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