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Connie Ohlmann

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Syn-co-pa Composition

1. drawing Use the drawing tool to duplicate one of the rhythms in the yellow boxes into the empty yellow box. 2. Practice clapping your yellow rhythm 3 times in a row, ending with the rhythm from the blue box. 3. Add a melody! Starting with the G (do), write drawing or type :text: a melody note (choose from BAG ED) underneath each rhythm in the yellow box. 4. Add in the solfa note underneath each melody note (s,-l,-d-r-m) 5. Sing your melody with solfa. Make any changes until you are happy with your melody. 6. Play your melody on a classroom instrument - recorder, Orff instrument, or ukulele. 5. rec your composition with both singing and playing! 6. Post to your activity journal Extra: If you want to record yourself playing "Alabama Gal" as A section, then your melody as B section go for it!

4th Grade, 5th Grade, Music
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This activity is based on Alabama Gal. We learned the song and explored the rhythm of the song, making syncopation conscious.. Students are now composing melodies with syncopation within a set structure.