Monday, January 17, 2011

New Year and New Music Unit Begins!

Last week, after a nice three week break, general music began again. With the holiday show behind us we were free to begin focusing on a new unit -- American music. In this unit kids will continue develop their music skills, but will use American folk and popular music as source material. In the process we will have a chance to talk about the contribution from a variety of cultures.

First up, in anticipation of Black History Month and the concert with Maestro Delbert Taylor on February 2, we will some time focusing on the enormous contribution of African Americans to our musical vocabulary. The Third Graders pictured here, for example, are focusing on blues improvisation.

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