Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Down By the Sally Gardens

 weirs: a low dam built across a river to raise the level of water upstream or regulate its flow

What a beautiful melody! This would be a great choral piece.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Donkey Riding

Donkey Riding is a traditional Canadian work song or sea shanty, the tune being an adaptation of Highland Laddie. The "donkey" of the song title is a type of steam engine. (source)

more info

more lyrics

In the Key of G for recorder playing

lesson ideas

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orchestra Listening Examples

Orchestra lessons: K-5

This book comes with a CD with recordings of instruments.

I also use YouTube videos like these to show them how relevant the orchestra is to their lives. They hear it all the time in movies! Have students brainstorm where else they hear orchestra music.