Last month was our first official group lesson for the quarter. Because our theme is Reach Beyond the Stars I wanted to do some activities that were “Star Wars” based. Doesn’t that sound fun?
There were 3 main resources I used for this group lesson.
The first thing we did was prep our main rhythm activity and played Rap it Match it Music Clap It- Galaxy Edition by Tracy King as we were going to be focusing on quarters and eighth notes.
After that I was super excited to play Rhythm Wars by Amy Abbott! (I had bought the poison edition, but there are several editions available) I had students use my homemade boomwackers that I had made many years ago before I had actually bought a real set of boomwhackers. The students loved it. Of course, I made sure rules were in place such as no hitting each other…
Then we concluded our group lessons by playing Music Jeopardy- The Staff Strikes Back by Sara Bisbee where students reviewed their notes on the staff. (Bundle for Treble/Bass recommended)
I think this was one of their favorite group lessons. I know it was mine. I finally was able to put together my 2014-2015 studio video together, which used these resources in addition to the resources I used at our Fall kickoff in August. (You can see Rhythm Wars in action!) Be sure to check it out below.
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