During our ukulele unit, 5th graders learned several chords and progressions. Recently, we’ve taken those chords and used them to learn songs! See if you can guess what this one is!
Here is our song list for Zimriyah 2017! Next to each song title is which grades will be singing it. We’ll be using these recordings to practice for the performance on May 25th!
This week in Kindergarten we started learning all about pianos and keyboards. Here’s a video of us testing out how the piano works while watching what happens on the inside! It’s definitely not Mozart, but it’s a start!
Here are some of our 4th graders practicing their ukulele chords! Here we’re switching between C Major and F Major and sounding great! More to come soon!
Since returning from Winter break, students in grades 3-5 have begun learning all about Ukulele. We began with the basics of care and tuning, and now we’ve even got a couple chords under our belts! Look out for more to come from these fantastic young musicians!
Lately 5th graders have been learning about chord progressions. Here they are working on a I-IV-I-V progression using piano, organ and xylophone! Later we’ll be applying these same chord progressions to other instruments!
What started as a new way of practicing rhythm turned into a unique way to put together a piece of music! Using words and syllables like “POW” and “ChuggaChugga,” students have been gaining a stronger understanding of rhythm and note value. We then took our new rhythm words and used them to practice reading short, one measure […]
Recently we’ve been working on ear training and trying to recognize pitches and scales. In this activity, students with bells are the “instruments” and the other students must help to organize them according to pitch. Here are our second graders organizing themselves into an ascending major scale! (Plus a small celebration afterwards).
As another school year comes to an end, our first graders spent their last music class practicing and performing on some of the instruments they’ve learned this year. They chose to perform “Another One Bites the Dust” as they head into summer with style.
Here is a playlist of the songs for Zimriyah this year in case students and families want to practice at home! All School: Shiru Shir, Shir Hachodashim, Rabbi Akiva, Nerot Shel Ahava, Mishe, Echad Mi Yode’a, Yom Huledet Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2: Basukkah shelanu, Shana Tova, Hashkediya Porachat, Letsan Katan Grades 3,4,5: Bashana haba-a, […]