Monday, September 19, 2011

Hungarian Dancing

An excellent day today in 2nd and 3rd Grade music. The 2nd graders learned about 8 beat phrases and had an opportunity to improvise dances to "Hungarian Dance #5" by Brahms. This famous piece from the Romantic Period was familiar to most of them from the Disney Ride, the Baby Einstein video and/or the Bugs Bunny cartoon it accompanies. 3rd Graders learned the nonsense song "Diggy Diggy Dong" as a way of previewing note reading and articulation before getting the recorders next week. But before hand we polished the chant "Wood Chuck Chuck" we learned last week. The results from Ms. Abu Bakir's class were recorded and are posted above.

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