Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Canoe Song

This smooth song is a nice contrast to some of the other upbeat folk songs I choose. It's nice to pick out the syncopation. See the visuals below.

Here's the first PowerPoint I use to introduce this. I ask the students to listen for the "syn-co-pa" or "ti-ta-ti" pattern while I sing. Then we pat it as we sing it.

Here are the Orff parts:

Here's a possible worksheet for time signature.

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