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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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: