Amazing Grace Signing and Playing on Recorder

AMAZING GRACE – singing/playing recorder

Catherine Schackner
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St. Pius X School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments

Level:

Elementary

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

 

Duration:

45 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

1. Students must be able to play B,A,G,E, high/low D.
2. Students must be able to read half, quarter and eight notes.
3. Students must be able to read/sing B,A,G,E,high/low D.

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

NAfME 2014: Performing 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

Materials:

1. Soprano recorder.
2. Casio keyboard with auto accompaniments.
3. Overhead projector.
4. Overhead transparency visual – AMAZING GRACE.

Objectives:

1. Students will be able to sing and clap AMAZING GRACE along with the keyboard accompaniment.
2. Students will be able to play the hymn AMAZING GRACE along with the keyboard accompaniment.
3. Students will be able to play an ostinato pattern throughout the hymn.

Procedures:

1. Teacher will set an accompaniment on the piano.
2. Teacher will explain and model phrases.
3. Teacher will play first phrase – students will imitate.
4. Teacher will review each phrase.
5. Teacher will divide the class into two ensemble groups to sing/play the hymn and a third ensemble group to play an ostinato pattern on barred instruments.

Evaluation:

1. Students will be evaluated by observing the ensemble groups.
2. All students will be expected to participate and realize that they are graded on participation.

Follow Up:

1. We will re-visit this lesson by interchanging the ensemble groups for greater insight and experience.
2. Broaden the aspect of the lesson by discussing music elements – shape of melodic line, length of phrase and performance – MENC #6 and MENC #7.
3. History/Culture MENC #9 – students could research hymn on the internet.
4. In the Spring, students will have the opportunity to play/sing, possible adding other classroom instruments in the School Lenten Program.

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