Happy New (School) Year!
I'm delighted you decided to make an effort to come to the music blog! The secret code work is "Mozart." Whisper the code word to me, and get a prize.
TMS Honor Chorus
A group of students were selected to participate in the Dekalb County Honor Chorus, and performed challenging music with other Dekalb County Schools.
Have you got moves?
What makes someone a good dancer? We've been exploring movement in music, focusing on expressive elements that might make someone move in a certain way. Dance is also a form of expression. This is one of my favorite dance videos. The little girl's name is Terra. Don't try this at home. :)
So far in music class, we've had a rhythm unit, and now we're beginning to explore melody. A Swedish musician, Martin Molen, designed an enormous hand-made music box, powered by a manual crank, which makes music by using about 2,000 metal marbles. See how rhythm, melody and science come together to make an incredible sound. This video is not to be missed! What an amazing music and Science connection! Comment below for your idea for a music machine, and how you would make it.
Anyone who attends Oakhurst Porchfest will get 2 points for their team or class! Make sure to send me a picture of you there, or bring me a program. You can also write a journal entry about your experience. Check it out here! oakhurstporchfest.com
As we continue with our rhythm unit, here's something to think about... Do you have to have an instrument to make rhythm? Check out these performers below that use body percussion to layer rhythms. The secret code word for this blog post is "CLAP." Earn a point for your team by telling Ms. Macquarrie the code word before Friday.