Melody (Sruti)

Raag Yama

piano-keyboard-diagram

Let’s explore creating our own melodies, using an Indian raga, called Yaman.  Many of the students at Forest Park seem to have access to piano keyboards at home.  Use this diagram to help you find the notes “F” and “C.”  Play them over and over again with your left hand while you play Yaman by playing only the white piano keys with your right hand.  Remember that F and C are you most restful notes while E and B express the most tension because they want to go to F and C.

If you don’t have a keyboard, use the sound file below as your drone and improvise melodies to it using the keyboard at this link: https://www.imusic-school.com/en/tools/online-piano-keyboard/

Click below for your drone:

Also, grades 3 through 5 can do this in Soundtrap by clicking here: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/2EH5wofDR2eZrJ__VunDdA/

Hear Dr. Bob play Yaman on the clarinet here!

Multicultural Festival – This Land Is Your Land

Let’s try an experiment! I tried invite all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to my project, entitled, “This Land Is Your Land,” but I was limited to inviting only 40 students. If you received an invitation from me on Soundtrap, please accept it and try using to following lyrics to add a track of you singing along. I could save several recording of the same song with 40 different students again and again and then mix them all together in a different program. If you haven’t been invited yet, try using this link: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/zgFVWR9KRJ28Qv9kmflJpw/Let’s give it a try and see what happens.

All of the K-2 grades can record themselves singing this song in Seesaw using the following accomaniment:

Here are the lyrics:

This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From the California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
Saw below me the golden valley
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From the California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

I roamed and rambled, and I’ve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
All around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

(Instrumental Break)

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

This land was made for you and me.

Multicultural Festival – Kindergarten – Native American

Muskogee (Creek) Duck Dance

Creek dances took place on open ground in a central square. This open are contained branch-covered structures for shaded seating, as well as lodges used by different ranks and clans within the tribe. Dancers circled counterclockwise in a simple dance step around a central fire. The leader alone played a rattle, and one or two drummers accompanied from a side position.

A dance always began with the leader circling the fire, playing his rattle. As soon as others joined, official dancing began, with men directly behind the leader, followed by women, the children who were learning the steps. The Duck Dance was performed tp repay the duck, called fetch (FOOT-coh), for helping the tribe. The Creeks also wished to keep the duck friendly to man.

Note: Final duck sound, “Kah, Kah, Kah,” the Creek equivalent of “Quack, Quack, Quack,” is open freely, moving from high to low pitches, and is repeated several times.

Duck Dance

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He ha ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

[Repeat from beginning]

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

Ya-koi-he!

Ya-koi-he!

Kah! Kah! Kah! …

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/yjol-j9fSPmRRX591WXQzA/

Multicultural Festival – First Grade – Indian


Diwali Song

Diwali Song (pronunciation)

Diwali Song (accompaniment)

Dip jalao, dip jalao, aaj divali re 

 Khushi khushi sab hansate aao, aaj divali re

Light up your lamps, come light them today; the day of Divali Re.

Everyone smiling and happy Ah-oh;

Today Divali Re.

Dip jalao, dip jalao, aaj divali re 

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/b9hL-vfuReWNvK5FkV7Xaw/

Multicultural Festival – Second Grade – Latinx

De Colores (accompaniment)

De colores,
De colores se visten los campos en la primavera.
De colores,
De colores son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera.
De colores,
De colores es el arco iris que vemos lucir.
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores
Me gustan a mi.

Canta el gallo,
Canta el gallo con el quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri, qui,
La gallina,
La gallina con el cara, cara, cara, cara, cara,
Los polluelos,
Los polluelos con el pio, pi­o, pio, pio, pi.
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores
Me gustan a mi­.



In Colors

In colors,

In colors the fields are dressed

In the springtime

In colors,

Colorful are the little birds

That come from far away1

In colors,

Colorful is the rainbow

That we see shine

And that is why the great loves

of many colors are pleasing to me (3Xs)

Sings the rooster,

Sings the rooster with the

Cock-a-doodle-do, cock-a-doodle do…

The hen,

The hen with the

Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck…

The baby chicks,

The baby chicks with the

Peep, peep, peep, peep…

And that is why the great loves

of many colors are pleasing to me (3Xs)

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/gDNmzdN_TBW9FkrKq0qzEA/

Multicultural Festival – Third Grade – Korean

Arirang

Arirang (pronunciation)

Arirang (accompaniment)

arirang arirang arariyo

아리랑 아리랑 아라리요

arirang go gae reul nuh muh ganda

아리랑 고개를 넘어간다

na reul pe ri go ga shi nun ni meun

나를 버리고 가시는 님은

shim ni do mot ka suh

십리도 못 가서

bal byung nanda

발병 난다

Arirang Arirang Arariyo

You are going far away over Ariang Hill.

Oh, my friend, if you leave me here alone,

May your feet begin to hurt 

Before you’ve even walked

The first mile.

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/m7vVnLk4RmKi_4njw2keyQ/

Multicultural Festival – Fourth Grade – Chinese

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Wo he Ni

Wo he Ni (Pronunciation)

Wo he Ni – You and Me
Wo he ni
Xin lian xin
Tong zhu di qiu cun
Wei meng xiang
Qian li xin
Xiang hui zai Beijing

Lai ba! Peng you, shen chu ni de shou
Wo he ni
Xin lian xin
Yong yuan yi jia ren.

You and me
From one world
We are family
Travel dream
A thousand miles
Meeting in Beijing

You and me
From one world
We are family
Travel dream
A thousand miles
Meeting in Beijing

Come together
Put your hand in mine

You and me
From one world
We are family

You and Me
You and Me Tab

Wo he Ni (Accompaniment)

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/hVsJ7-ojRc6kUr61B-d8DQ/

Multicultural Festival – Fifth Grade – African American

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Accompaniment

James Weldon JohnsonJ. Rosamond Johnson

Lift ev’ry voice and sing
‘Til earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/hVsJ7-ojRc6kUr61B-d8DQ/

Soundtrap Schedule for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Music Students

Grades 3-5 will be working with the program Soundtrap to create their own songs throughout the year. This way, all future music classes will help students get new ideas for their songs. The program only allows for a number of “seats” in the class at a time. I have paid for enough seats for two classes at a time. Every student will be able to access Soundtrap during all of their recorded and live music lessons. Third and fourth grade students will continue to have access after their scheduled class until the following day. Both fifth grade classes will have access all weekend. The schedule for long-term access is as follows:

Monday – Hoslclaw and Robbins

Tuesday – Trinchero and Langton

Wednesday – Bannon and Hoslclaw

Thursday – Robbins and Trinchero

Friday – Langton and Bannon

Saturday – Herkert and Keefer

Sunday – Herkert and Keefer