THE LISTENING ROOM PODCAST SERIES 1 – LOWER PRIMARY
Written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Welcome to The Listening Room for lower primary – a series of musical appreciation lessons mainly for primary or elementary students aged between about 4 and 8.
The series is sponsored by Bushfire Press and available free during the current home isolation emergency.
Each lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical music.
Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net
This episode is from Listening Room 1, published by Bushfire Press
and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Today we are going to have your students move to and play along with 3 different pieces of music:
Sleigh Bells, Traditional Folk Tune (Russian)
Turkish March, Ludwig van Beethoven
In the Hall of The Mountain King (from The Peer Gynt Suite #2 1875), Edvard Greig
The Lesson is called called ‘Play Along’.
Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.5 – Play along
LISTENING ROOM PODCAST HOME PAGE:
- Sleigh bells, tambourine or a bunch of keys
- Drum, empty tin (e.g. biscuit tin), or small plastic bucket
- Beater, knitting needle or chopstick
I hope you enjoyed all the different ways of playing along with music today.
You can see videos about the pieces of music we listened to in the extension section of the lesson.
You might also like to try Googling or exploring YouTube and other sites on the Internet.
Teacher/parent/carer to student:
Perhaps your grownup can make a video of you moving or playing to one of the pieces.
They could use a phone or tablet.
Which did you most enjoy – moving or playing?
Teacher checking in with student:
Share your video with your music teacher.
I would love to see your video. Please send it to me so that I can see how you went with this lesson.
FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
This lesson will shortly be available through Music Room Connect
It will include the full lesson plan and everything you need to deliver this lesson yourself in your classroom
- An audio copy of this podcast (almost set and forget – great for relief teachers)
- Text of the lesson
- All audio tracks
- Full versions of all pieces used
- Evaluation and Tracking materials (Learning Outcomes, Australian Curriculum Band and Content Description, AUSVELS, IB(PYP) etc.
ABOUT THE PIECES
Sleigh Bells (from Big Bush Dance with Paradiddle Band)
Traditional Folk Tune (Russian)
Turkish March (from 6 Variations on an Original Theme, 1809)
Ludwig van Beethoven (German, 1770-1827, classical/romantic periods)
In the Hall of The Mountain King (from The Peer Gynt Suite #21875)
Edvard Greig (Norwegian, 1843-1907, romantic period)
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