Dec. 1 Middle School
- Students will hold the ukelele with good form and be able to strum a C major chord with good tone and steady rhythm.
- Students will describe the violin: features, how it makes it's sound, evolution of violin
- Students will be able to play hand drums with 2 tones, bass and open. They will perform basic patterns using these strokes. In small groups, students will write and then perform rhythmic compositions using a rhythm matrix.
ukelele body goes under right arm
right hand fingers sit on the body of the ukelele under the fretboard
right hand thumb strums the strings
neck is pointed slightly upwards
left hand forms a C with the the thumb behind the neck
How is the violin similar to the ukelele?
Bass=X (flat open hand in the middle of the drum)
If no drum, pat lap
Open=O (curved hand on edge of drum)
If no drum, clap
Call and response of rhythms