Welcome to my channel. An interactive place to learn African songs by singing, dancing and drumming. I create interactive videos with cross-curricular content for the home and classroom. Grab a bucket, drum, sticks or whatever you can find and join in.
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Learning outcomes based on Alberta, Canada, elementary curriculum outcomes.
Kindergarten: Recognize and produce a steady beat. Singing action songs. Be an attentive audience member. Demonstrate patterns. Songs from a variety of cultures. Move creatively to music.
Grade 1: Playing instruments. Recognizing repeat (:) signs. Creating sound effects with music.
Grade 2: Reading and performing whole, half, quarter and eight notes. Recognize 4/4 time signatures. Improvising on drums.
Grade 3: Reading, writing and performing rhythms incorporating the eighth rest. Distinguishing between major and minor songs. The exercise is in A minor. Do improvise section on Orff instruments.
Grade 4: Reading, writing and performing rhythms incorporating sixteenth notes and syncopations. Try playing the song on recorders.
Grade 5: Create your own performance in groups. Perform the Orff arrangement. Visit www.garthprince.com/resources for a copy of the score.
Grade 6: Poll students for their suggested song genre. The answer is: It was an African drumming exercise to which a hip-hop beat was added. Say the rhythms again and have students write them out.