Natoli, Al

Hello ALL!                                     Welcome to the TBD Music Page !

Mr. Natoli                                                                 Email Address: natoli@nvnet.org


           E learning Activities 


Music Rocks at TBD!             For the last week of school.

Please now that all these posts/links below should still be active.
You can do fun musical activities over the summer!
To all my friends from Pre-k to 4th grade,
I want you to know that I missed you all.
I recorded one more video for you.
It's a song I've done with most of you.
Try to repeat after me and say what when the music stops.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SEiieK2e3wk2rqVfbP_yDEMZoWsUAMKt/view

Stay well everyone! Happy Summer. Stay Strong!





  For the week 6/15- 6/19/2020


Prek

The Jazz man is a story I'd like you to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSr1HEvcMhU

Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Can you sing "If You're Happy and you Know it" with me ?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18meXfJpXjZcNRluD7X4wOfTQiEUaXOU_/view?usp=sharing

I recorded a Freeze dance for you at my piano

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KkJB_NkEOEP4_fIX-HB37HObHTykLJx1/view?usp=sharing

Here's one that I always love to share with you.
Before You Speak
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rBMTU3nqpGy1VzARW7Wl0jCdDSJusJv9/view?usp=sharing



For k-2
Here's a nice story I'd like you all to see called the Music in Me!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd2zUjhQddk

The Jazz man is another story I'd like you to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSr1HEvcMhU


I recorded a Freeze dance for you at my piano

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KkJB_NkEOEP4_fIX-HB37HObHTykLJx1/view?usp=sharing

Here's one that I always love to share with you.
Before You Speak
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rBMTU3nqpGy1VzARW7Wl0jCdDSJusJv9/view?usp=sharing

Here is a Video from Brainpopjr on Percussion instruments
Please use this information below to gain access.

username:tbdk4
password:tbdk4tbdk4

https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/music/percussioninstruments/

This Brain pop talks about Pitch and Beat
https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/music/pitchtoneandbeat/

Lete's move around some more with one of our favorites Presto Largo
Can you show the tempo (speed) with your feet? Please act out Presto/Largo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN5Jv9s-z80

Have a great week friends!

Grades 3 and 4


Let's look at a few more musical genres (styles) from Brain pop!
Please use this information below to gain access.

username:tbdk4
password:tbdk4tbdk4

https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/musicalgenres/jazz/

https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/musicalgenres/motown/

https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/musicalgenres/hiphopandrap/


Here a brain pop on scales I'd like you to see
https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/learningmusic/musicalscales/


Here is the great Bobby Mcferrin talking about a 5 note scale that's used in all styles of music and it's called the Pentatonic scale

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edd0da26e14653f49b291bc/watch

Here's another video featuring the Bobby McFerrin
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edd0da26e14653f49b291bc/watch

Here's an interesting short video on sound.
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edd0da26e14653f49b291bc/watch

We'll conclude this weeks activities with some songs that show you how to read music notes.
The Notation song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gRHgpyRem4
Lines and spaces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgeW_Uk13dk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XnG675l84U
    For the week 6/8- 6/12/2020

                  
Hello friends!  If you have extra time all the links below from previous weeks should still be active. Check them out again if you'd like! If you have any trouble with the links please let me know and I'll do my best to fix the issue.

Pre K
Let's begin with two wonderful videos by the world's most famous trumpet player Wynton Marsalis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha5UCMUCKhQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Op1WkblWRc

Can you sing "If You're Happy and you Know it" with me ?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18meXfJpXjZcNRluD7X4wOfTQiEUaXOU_/view?usp=sharing



Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Lastly can you sing along and do the movements to "The Wheels on the Bus"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki_R_4FcFK0

Can you show the tempo (speed) with your feet? Please act out Presto/Largo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN5Jv9s-z80

k-2
Here's a silly story I'd like you to see and hear called
"The Really Awful Musicians"

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edbbf032bcb003f40b33190/watch

Can you sing "If You're Happy and you Know it" with me ?


https://drive.google.com/file/d/18meXfJpXjZcNRluD7X4wOfTQiEUaXOU_/view?usp=sharing



Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here is part 2 of the house on Melody street.
Part one was posted last week.

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ed2ca96d96c133f02518f4d/watch

Grades 3 and 4
Here's a silly story I'd like you to see and hear called
"The Really Awful Musicians"

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edbbf032bcb003f40b33190/watch

We are going to learn about texture in music. You may have talked about texture in Art class. Does a painting have lots of colors? Is the paint overlapping. You can also have texture with material. Does it feel smooth or rough? Music has texture too! Here's a video that will help you with that.
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edd155c6e14653f49b30de5/watch

Here's a video on sound I'd like you to see
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5edd176bb4d9863f57669aed/watch

Lastly here's one of my favorite stories to share wi you. I'v always loved the song Johm Henry ansd I'll incude a link to that on the bottom. I can only find the video broken up in parts. I love the poetic telling of the tale here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HitSwv6g0ko
part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8TP5aMO04A
part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t65q87sCA_c
part4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76tJU_C5Thw
part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICQnDRUH1g8

Here's the song that I heard when I was about your age.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5s8IaaSiEU

Have a great week everyone !


For the week of 6/1-6/5

Pre k


I made some videos of songs we like to sing together. Here's BINGO, please sing along with me! I know we did these in previous weeks. Repetition is very important for a young chlid's brain development!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B42YRaJd_8_tGqJzBMJ4PbeJ06VTF6XJ/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly one called Apples and Bananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here is a cute story that uses many musical terms.
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ed2ca96d96c133f02518f4d/watch

Here's a silly song about a Jenny Jenkins. It's an old folk song which will be easy to learn due to it's repetition. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xghwz73msyI

Here's a great counting song by the super talented vocal group the Pentatonix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k&t=6s

Have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA   


Lastly can you sing along and do the movements to "The Wheels on the Bus"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki_R_4FcFK0

k-2

Here's a silly one called Apples and Bananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here is a cute story that uses many musical terms.
The House on Melody Street
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ed2ca96d96c133f02518f4d/watch

Here's a silly song about a Jenny Jenkins. It's an old folk song which will be easy to learn due to it's repetition. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xghwz73msyI

Here's a great counting song by the super talented vocal group the Pentatonix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k&t=6s

here's a story by Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger is the man that I learned a lot of songs from that I sing with you in class included the "Garden Song" (Inch by Inch) and the Garbage Song. He made up a story that you can see and hear callede "Abiyoyo"
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ed2cc1d8c6fda3f104b72fc/watch

Have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA   

                 
Grades 3 and 4
Here are some videos to help you read music on the staff,
the first one is a short story called Gina and The Treble Clef.
You may remember that there are only 7 notes in the musical alhphabet,
once we get to G we start again at A.

     https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ed2cec275dd2b3ef470c92b/watch

Here are 2 short songs that reinforces the above video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XnG675l84U  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XnG675l84U

Here are some fun Brain pops I found for you. We have talked about these topics and these great artists but it's nice to learn about them in a different way as well.

Click on the link below and then use the following login listed below.
username: tbdk4

password: tbdk4tbdk4 
https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/musicalgenres/elvispresley/

https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/musicalgenres/60sfolk/
https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/musicalgenres/thebeatles/

https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/learningmusic/melodyandharmony/

There are games and other activities you may enjoy once you're into the brain pop site. 
Have a good week everyone!



For the week 5/26- 5/29/2020
                 
Hello friends! I hope you all had a nice Memorial day 
Hopefully you'll enjoy this weeks activities! If you have extra time all the links below from previous weeks should still be active. Check them out again if you'd like! If you have any trouble with the links please let me know and I'll do my best to fix the issue.
Pre k
Let's start with if You're happy and you know it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ2aEF337tY

Can you show the tempo (speed) with your feet? Please act out Presto/Largo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN5Jv9s-z80

Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Lastly can you sing along and do the movements to "The Wheels on the Bus"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki_R_4FcFK0

K-4
On Memorial Day we take time to remember those who sacrificed for our country. We also think this year of our health care workers who have done so much for us during these last 2 months! Any year prior to 2020 there would be a good chance you'd go to or even participate in a parade. We are going to begin this week by learning about the greatest composer of marches John Phillips Sousa! They even named an instrument after him the sousaphone! A Sousaphone is a tuba that wraps around your body so you can march with it!


Here's a cute story called JP's Sousaphone.
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ecaa03ef0d2aa3f1d27fd4f/watch

Here is John Phillips Sousa famous march "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
My younger friends can march to the song or draw a picture to the piece while I'd like my older friends to notice when the low brass take the melody and to listen closely to the  famous piccolo (small flute) countermelody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Let's see a story about the Tuba an instrument that is so important to a band as it plays the bass parts. Here's an old classic "Tubby the Tuba"

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ecaa18f050a483f0f7f36b2/watch

Please Click on a link from a previous week if you'd like to sing or move around to a song.


For the week 5/18- 5/23/2020
          
pre K

Let's start with a delightful story about why you should never play music next to a zoo!
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec165cf1575ff3ed6cdce56/watch

I made some videos of songs we like to sing together. Here's BINGO, please sing along with me! I know we did these last week, Repetition is very important for brain development!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B42YRaJd_8_tGqJzBMJ4PbeJ06VTF6XJ/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly song about a man who lives in the moon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d3h_BEP3ug

Here's a great counting song by the super talented vocal group the Pentatonix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k&t=6s

Have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA   


Grades 1 and 2
Let's start with a delightful story about why you should never play music next to a zoo!
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec165cf1575ff3ed6cdce56/watch

Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly song about a Jenny Jenkins. It's an old folk song which will be easy to learn due to it's repetition. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xghwz73msyI

Here's a great counting song by the super talented vocal group the Pentatonix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k&t=6s

Have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA   


Can you keep the tempo singing the Rattlin Bog.
Remember rattlin means very good
 and a bog is a wet area like a marsh or a swamp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPsNzilnK4c


Grades 3-4

Here's a short video on Dynamics. Dynamics make music more interesting.

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec163c5878a0e3e82072035/
watch

Let's learn about one of the greatest musicians who ever lived!
His name is Mozart and he was a great musician at a very young age and is one of the greatest composers of all time!

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec167f3a4593f3f1c639dc9/watch

Here's a short video about the world's most famous trumpet player Louis Armstrong

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec1b3a25a037c3ef862d007/watch

Here's a bio on the king of pop, Micheal Jackson

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec04900a4593f3f1c5f5532/watch

Here's Michael when he was your age singing "ABC"

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ec1b4fe89df763ee49a9c9e/watch

Can you keep the tempo singing the Rattlin Bog. Remember Rattlin means very good and a bog is a wet area like a marsh or a swamp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPsNzilnK4c



 
For the week 5/11- 5/15/2020



Pre K
I'd like to wish all the moms a Happy Mother's Day. Here's a song I learned many years ago that I'd like to share with you and your children.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m4JFOzzP37MVF2UMUikcqbBFRrDPZNPm/view?usp=sharing

I made some videos of songs we like to sing together. Here's BINGO, please sing along with me!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B42YRaJd_8_tGqJzBMJ4PbeJ06VTF6XJ/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly one called Apples and Banananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly song about a man who lives in the moon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d3h_BEP3ug


Here's a song that I wrote for all my friends at TBD. It's called Think Peace.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t-c160sYLoFZx5bMDXUtGqzX30B8vB6f/view?usp=sharing
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5ed2ca96d96c133f02518f4d/watch

K-2

I'd like to wish all the moms a Happy Mother's Day. Here's a song I learned many years ago that I'd like to share with you and your children.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m4JFOzzP37MVF2UMUikcqbBFRrDPZNPm/view?usp=sharing
 
I made some videos of songs we like to sing together.
Here's BINGO, please sing along with me! We did these last week too. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B42YRaJd_8_tGqJzBMJ4PbeJ06VTF6XJ/view?usp=sharing

Here's a silly one called Apples and Bananas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YcAP08wroKPlx4drLKGACZz26tP_K9LB/view?usp=sharing

Here's a story I'm sure you'll enjoy, "Mama Don't Allow"

https://edpuzzle.com/media/5eb568bb3bf9bc3f7ff41d26


I've always like the song Mama Don't Allow. Here's Steve Goodman's version of the song. Notice that after he introduces an instrument that instrument takes the next solo!
(It's ok to dance to this one!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WN9mH9StqE



Grades 3 and 4

I'd like to wish all the moms a Happy Mother's Day. Here's a song I learned many years ago that I'd like to share with you and your children.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m4JFOzzP37MVF2UMUikcqbBFRrDPZNPm/view?usp=sharing


Here's a story I'm sure you'll enjoy, "Mama Don't Allow"

https://edpuzzle.com/media/5eb568bb3bf9bc3f7ff41d26


I've always like the song Mama Don't Allow. Here's Steve Goodman's version of the song. Notice that after he introduces an instrument that instrument takes the next solo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WN9mH9StqE

Lastly, Here's a fun version of the history of Music from Walt Disney. I think you'll love it!

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5eb85926dbe00a3f04798e99/watch


 
For the week 5/4- 5/7/2020

Hi friends. The weather is much better but please continues to social distance.
Hopefully you'll enjoy this weeks activities! If you have extra time all the links from previous weeks should still be active. Check them out again if you'd like!

Pre K
Here's a song that I wrote for all my friends at TBD. It's called Think Peace.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t-c160sYLoFZx5bMDXUtGqzX30B8vB6f/view?usp=sharing

Here is This Old Man, a song we like to do together. I know I assigned this last week but repetition is important for young students. It gives them a sense of calmness and increased confidence!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UdUsd82ZorC0VEG09sRUFBAXag6fy5cK/view?usp=sharing 

Here's a silly song about a man who lives in the moon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d3h_BEP3ug

Please watch episode 5 from the music show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyD2pfAsaI

Here's a freeze dance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP8z_ZAJoGE



K-4

Let's start with the Jazz Fly. I'm introducing the story and I have a few questions for you to answer during the video.

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5eadaf78be512c3f015ea49a/watch

Three of this weeks activities tie in with May the 4th be with you! Have fun with them.
Then next 2 post are geared more for my younger students and 3rd and 4th may skip down 2 links if they'd like. the first a silly song about a man who lives in the moon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d3h_BEP3ug


Here's a freeze dance!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP8z_ZAJoGE

Have some fun with the next one! You are going to imagine you're blasting off into space (don't forget your spacesuit)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebwvsfNFOvg

Here is a very interesting piece by Gustav Holst.
Over 100 years ago he wrote a piece for each known planet at the time and called it "The Planets". I would like you to listen for two or three minutes and then do a drawing while you're listening for the 2nd time. My older students may wish to write a short story instead of doing a picture, that's up to you!     Here's Mars...
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5eada9cae86e1b3f17cc61f3/watch

You may also enjoy drawing a picture to Jupiter! It's amazing that this music could work in a Star Wars film but was written 60 years before the made the first Star Wars movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz0b4STz1lo

Lastly, it's always good to think peace and here's a link to the song.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t-c160sYLoFZx5bMDXUtGqzX30B8vB6f/view?usp=sharing

Have a good week everyone!!



Music Rocks at TBD!                                             For the week of 4/27- 5/1/2020

Hi friends. Hang in there!
I know it's especially tough when the weather's not so nice.
Hopefully you'll enjoy this weeks activities!


Pre  K
   I made a few videos for you that I hope you'll enjoy. 
Here's a song I've written for all my friends at TBD. 
Kindness Counts (you'll laugh at the end if you listen close!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xyGg2we4d-7UyRZ8i6sfofW2pOhei5dw/view?usp=sharing

This next video should be This Old Man a song we like to do together.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UdUsd82ZorC0VEG09sRUFBAXag6fy5cK/view?usp=sharing 
 Please view episodes 3 and 4 from the Music Show. Here are the links
                                        
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo-PBf_WH54

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCqpi5Ekwiw


Have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA    


K-2     I made a few videos for you that I hope you'll enjoy. 
Here's a song I've written for all my friends at TBD.
Kindness Counts (you'll laugh at the end if you listen close!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xyGg2we4d-7UyRZ8i6sfofW2pOhei5dw/view?usp=sharing

This next video should be This Old Man a song we like to do together.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UdUsd82ZorC0VEG09sRUFBAXag6fy5cK/view?usp=sharing 

I shot a few more videos but I am having technical problems and I'll redo them for you soon, Also, if there's a problem with the links above please be patient. I'm working with the wonderful Dr. Sullivan and she'll help me resolve any technical issues!

Next I'd like to review dynamics with you. We've talked about piano(soft) and Forte (loud)and here's a review of them. Notice the word Fortissimo! Fortissimo means very LOUD!   We're going to play a little game with that on our 2nd video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUYEvCly8Fo

While you listen to this next piece I'd like you to tip toe on the soft parts and raise you hands up like a bear when you hear that very loud, Fortissimo note!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKzETJ7MVNY

Listen to the link above again and try to tap the rhythm on the screen.

Here's some historically facts about the Suprise Symhony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGsmq2gZ5c

Let's continue to move! Please act out the tempo parts on Presto Largo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN5Jv9s-z80

Lastly Here's a song I often sing for you. Can you sing the chorus with the recording?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLiIPViM2E


For Grades 3 and 4

 If there's a problem with the link below please be patient. I'm trying to make my first Padlet. Hopefully it works! If it does not I'll repost later in the week! 

https://padlet.com/natoli1/2ppzqkwpa8d1fyng




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKzETJ7MVNY

Listen to the link above and try to tap the rhythm on the screen.

Here's some historically facts about the Suprise Symhony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGsmq2gZ5c

Let's  move! Please act out the tempo parts on Presto Largo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN5Jv9s-z80

Here's a song I often sing for you. Can you sing the whole song with the recording?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLiIPViM2E




   For the week of 4/20- 4/25/2020


k-4

Wednesday is Earth day! We sing many songs to celebrate the Earth in class. Here are 2 of my favorites.
The Garden Song, please sing a long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3FkaN0HQgs

I always sing this next one for all the new friends who come to our school. This song doesn't celebrate GARBAGE but hopefully gets us to think about what we're going to do with all the trash we produce and I always sing this one with you for Earth day. Here are two versions of the song by the man I learned it from Pete Seeger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqaHfsheUq0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX14qeHlVj4

Here's a new one that i think you'll like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtyBzFV9yTs


Notice the rhythms in this very famous piece by Edvard Grieg. Notice the eight notes (the ones that are connected) are twice as fast as the quarter notes! Remember Eight notes are not super fast just twice as fast as quarter notes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk43IDUQmTk&list=RDqV5_YKthHSg&index=11


This is a great reminder of note values (rhythm, rhythm, rhythm)!
Also rhythm is a very interesting word in that y is its only vowel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUtEg8Qxuxk&list=RDqV5_YKthHSg&index=13

Lsted below are many links to other videos. Please feel free to view many then once. Stay safe and I hope to see y'all soon!


 For the week of 4/13 4/
17/2020
 
Hello friends!   I hope you and your family are well and practicing social distancing. I know it's hard but you can do it!! Listed below are some fun and enriching activities that you can do at home this week. Of course you can view the videos more then once!!


K-2 Please view episodes 5 and 6 from the Music Show. Here are the links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyD2pfAsaI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXF-AcYbv0&t=101s

Here are some fun Puppy Reader sing a longs

Boom Boom    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guuKm7Y2yaA&t=57s

Green Grass    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQlv4rJNBoE&t=55s

I Love The Mountains   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBT2Xf0qSY

This next video tells about how loud or quiet the music is (dynamics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUYEvCly8Fo

Have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA    


Grades 3 and 4 

Here's a nice video on the famous composer Wolfgang Mozart! You may have to request free access. you can challenge yourself with the quizes too!!

https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/music/wolfgangamadeusmozart/


Please view episodes 5 and 6 from the Music Show. Here are the links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyD2pfAsaI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXF-AcYbv0&t=101s

Here are some fun Puppy Reader sing a longs

Boom Boom    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guuKm7Y2yaA&t=57s

Green Grass    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQlv4rJNBoE&t=55s

Please continue to view the following songs.

"If I had a Hammer"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg47uuIG3eg
"Nothing More"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuy1a9IdHk

"Peace is the World Smiling"       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEBfIBGfIcQ


Here's another song we like to sing in class. About Puff the magic dragon 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2elWJFmFpps





                                                                                   For the week of 3/30-4/3/2020


 K-2   Please view episodes 3 and 4 from the Music Show. Here are the links
                                        
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo-PBf_WH54

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCqpi5Ekwiw

We all love the amazing vocal group the Penatatonix! Here are 2 videos for you to enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs

Here are 2 nice videos for you  to help learn music notation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUtEg8Qxuxk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y46FuaUMtBw

Lastly, I've had a chance to discuss Saint Saens piece "The Carnival of the Animals" with some classes. It's a work that Saint Saens ( pronounced san sohn, he's french) wrote for children to enjoy. Here's the great Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck sharing it with you! If you make it to the end of part 2 you'll see why they don't clap for poor Daffy.

Part One   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHo-pFUE0so&t=2s

Part Two   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VX-AzdeIdA

Grade 3 and 4 

Please continue to view the following songs.

"If I had a Hammer"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg47uuIG3eg
"Nothing More"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuy1a9IdHk

"Peace is the World Smiling"       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEBfIBGfIcQ


Here's another song we like to sing in class. About Puff the magic dragon 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2elWJFmFpps


We all love the amazing vocal group the Penatatonix! Here are 2 videos for you to enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs



Lastly, I've had a chance to discuss Saint Saens piece "The Carnival of the Animals" with some classes. It's a work that Saint Saens ( pronounced san sohn, he's french) wrote for children to enjoy. Here's the great Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck sharing it with you! If you make it to the end of part 2 you'll see why they don't clap for poor Daffy.

Part One   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHo-pFUE0so&t=2s

Part Two   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VX-AzdeIdA











 For the week of March 23-27/2020


I hope everyone is well and is excited to do some music activities while we're not at school. Since I see you all once a week I will update TBD's activities on a weekly basis. Here are some activities for you for our second week at home. Just click on the links to take you to some mind-enriching activities and websites. 
                                     Stay well and practice
  s  o  c  i  a  l                                d  i  s  t  a  n  c   i   n   g   !     !    

 
K -2  students are encouraged to play some of the music games at PBS kids.
Here's the link
https://pbskids.org/games/music/
I also hope you enjoy doing some of last weeks activities again and they are listed below.
There are many fun Puppy Readers songs on You tube!!!



Grades 3-4 Students can try one of these websites (this is not mandatory, if you feel you're doing a lot of schoolwork you can skip the music time for now). These links were recommended by fellowmusic teachers. If you have any trouble logging in to them or with their content don't worry, these sites are completely optional that you may choose to explore!
https://edu.rockhall.com/about
or https://www.soundtrap.com/edu/

I highly encourage my 3rd and 4th grade students to click on the you tube linksfrom last week's post as those songs are good for the soul! Lastly, Think about songs that you feel would be good for the whole group to sing when we can get together again! I know it's very different for all of us now but please Think Peace and share kind thoughts with your family and face time friends and relatives !!!


Suggested Lessons for March 16-March 23/2020
Kindergarten
     Please watch the first 2 episodes of "The Music Show" by clicking on the links below. Clicking on the links below will take you to YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kaX2l413p8 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYsGlNpx2YI 
Also, have some fun with "Listen and Move," which we sometimes call, "Snakey."       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA                   Lastly please view any episode of "Little Einsteins" Or go to "Puppy Readers" and practice your singing and finding your popcorn and sightwords.              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guuKm7Y2yaA&list=PLfjSD8vf7IAApRaNABUkZnkLSR517_2Tp.

Grades 1 and 2 
Please pick a few of your favorite songs from "Puppy Readers" and sing along. We've done a few in class, but there are many more here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guuKm7Y2yaA&list=PLfjSD8vf7IAApRaNABUkZnkLSR517_2Tp   
Also please view "Backstage with Beckie" with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra.      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYoWKuV7ztk Listen to their version of Peter and the Wolf.

Grade 3
We've just begun preparing for our spring concert. Here are some of the songs we will be singing. Please listen to each song 2 or 3 times and try to sing along. Think about the meanings of the songs.
"If I had a Hammer"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg47uuIG3eg
"Nothing More"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuy1a9IdHk

"Peace is the World Smiling"           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEBfIBGfIcQ

"Free to Be"  (It's great if you can get this melody in your head, even though you do not have the lyrics--words--on the screen.)      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_26FOHoaC78

Finally, here's the link for a game we've been playing in class. Please spend some time exploring instruments and their families.  https://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/

Grade 4

We've just begun preparing for our spring concert. Here are some of the songs we will be singing. Please listen to each song 2 or 3 times and try to sing along and think about the meaning of the songs. 
"If I had a Hammer"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg47uuIG3eg
"Nothing More"  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuy1a9IdHk

"Peace is the World Smiling"       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEBfIBGfIcQ

I encourage you to go to the website below and take 20-30 minutes to explore. You can go to the "Learn and Listen" tab or the "Activities" tab or both!
 https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids








Here's a brief description of your child's exciting TBD music program. Your child will have one music class per week . All grades will explore various aspects of music theory with different songs and activities appropriate for each age level.
I strive to develop a love of music in all my students.

Kindergarten music class is chock full of fun, with many movement based activities. Students will sing seasonal songs as well as begin to learn about the elements of music. Children will be learning elements of music though various pieces covering many musical styles. Most classes begin with sing-a-long time where the students come in, sit on the rug and I play guitar with them as we sing folk songs and songs that help young people grow.

September

Students will begin work on music theory (pitch and dynamics). Each class will have plenty of movement as well. By the end of the month 1st grade students will begin working on their Thanksgiving show where they will be preforming 6 pieces for you!!

October

All students will learn some fall and Halloween songs that they will act out and work on identifying form. We will continue polishing up our Thanksgiving songs.

November

Final work will be done for Thanksgiving show !

1st Grade will be sharing their Show with you the day before the Holiday. 

December Grades 3 and 4 will be polishing their concert selections.

All students will sing seasonal songs .

January
K and 1 students will learn new movement activitiies including the tempo game. They will also continue to sing folk songs.     1st grade students will add There's a Mornin' Train a Comin' that will help students keep the beat and distinguish between long and short sounds.

Grade 2 will learn about AB form in a class favorite Old Dan Tucker. Students will also sing many folk songs.

Grades 2-4 will begin learning about tone color and studying families of instruments. 4th grade students can share their instrument with a class when we study that family. 3rd and 4th grade students will also learn songs celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Febuary
K-1 students will continue with fun music games and activities. They will begin music theory work as well.
2nd grade will bing learning new songs and movement activities.

3rd and 4th grade students will present 2 evening concerts, one in December and another show in May ! Both shows will start at 7p.m.

Musically yours ,

Mr. Natoli