Singing Lesson for Grades 9-12, Part 2
Grade Levels: 9 - 12Students sing a three-part song as a class and in small ensembles. Meets National Music Standard 1.
- Students will sing a three-part song as a class and in small ensembles with one student on a part.
- "Yonder Come Day," arr. Judith Cook Tucker (Danbury, CT: World Music Press), 2 or 3 parts
Prior Knowledge and Experiences
- Students can sing melodic lines independent of other voices.
- Tell students to step-clap, stepping on beats one and three and clapping on beats two and four in 4/4 meter. Then ask them to sing part 1 of "Yonder Come Day" while they continue stepping and clapping.
- Have all students sing part 2 and then all sing part 3 while they step and clap.
- Ask students to count off by threes, and then assign each number a part to perform. Have students sing the song with all three parts. Alternate parts so that each student sings each of the three parts at some time.
- Have students sing the piece with two or three students on each part. Ask everyone to continue stepping and clapping as the ensemble performs.
- Finally, have small groups sing the song with one student on each part as the rest of the class steps and claps. (If students are reluctant to sing, let them choose a backup singer or have other students in the class hum along.) Give every student the opportunity to sing alone on a part.
Indicators of Success
- Students sing "Yonder Come Day" in three parts in small ensembles.
- Students sing the song with one student on a part.
- Have students perform "Yonder Come Day" from memory.
- Have students learn to sing "Betelehemu" by Wendell Whalum, (New York: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers), SATB, with one student on a part.
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music: Students sing in small ensembles with one student on apart.
Excerpted from Strategies for Teaching High School General Music.
|Provided in partnership with NAfME|
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