Musicing Around the World: World Music for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Teacher: Robert
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Section 1 - Basics

1 Course Introduction 04:29

This gives a quick overview of what will be experienced in this course.

2 West African Introductions 05:06

Sing your name in the Liberian song, Funga Alafia, and learn something about the djembe.

3 Review - West African Introductions 05:52

4 The Sounds Around Us 12:56

Listen to Dr. Bob play Handel's Oboe Concerto in G Minor at: https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/oboe-concerto-in-g-minor

5 Review - The Sounds Around Us 02:52

6 Breathing Exercise 12:55

Learn proper breathing techniques while watching a Hoberman ball expand and contract.

7 Review - Breathing Exercise 01:30

8 Working with Soundtrap 16:48

Here is the link to Sountrap:  https://www.soundtrap.com

Listen to a piece that was composed, using similar software to Soundtrap, with Dr. Bob playing bass clarinet with the Reggae band, Indubious at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/ziasofiadubfinal

9 Soundtrap (a closer look) 12:07

This lesson takes a closer look into how to use Soundtrap.

10 Review - Soundtrap 02:22

11 Juanito 09:52

Learn to the names of some body parts in Spanish by learning this fun song and dance.

12 Review - Juanito 01:42

13 Hot Cross Buns (on recorder) 09:03

Be sure to use the excellent resources provided by Recorder Karate at:  https://www.musick8.com/rkdojo/rkdojo.php?

14 Review - Hot Cross Buns (on recorder) 02:22

15 American Music 16:12

Here's Woody Guthrie singing This Land is Your Land, with lyrics to help you sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmiUloNblaY

16 Review - American Music 03:33

17 Car Song 03:23

Learn another great song my Woody Guthrie.

18 Review - Car Song 01:47

19 The Elements of Music 13:12

This in an introduction to the elements of music according to the US National Core Music Standards.

20 Review - The Elements of Music 05:50

Section 2 - Melody and Rhythm

21 Sruti (Melody) in Indian Music 15:14

Here is a drone to improvise to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMzpL9UaPRE

Listen to Dr. Bob improvise Raag Yaaman on the clarinet at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/rasa

22 Review - Sruti (Melody) in Indian Music 03:43

23 Tala (Rhythm) in Indian Music 11:15

Learn some rhythmic patterns in Indian music.

24 Review - Tala (Rhythm) in Indian Music 02:50

25 Ramayana 01:54

Hear Dr. Bob tell the epic Indian story of how the light conquered the darkness.

26 Review - Ramayana 02:50

27 The Diwali Song 01:26

Learn the Diwali Song in Hindi.

28 Review - The Diwali Song 00:00

29 Balinese Kecak Money Chant 12:18

Here is a video of the Monkey Chant.  Try singing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6GxZ1I45oQ

30 Review - Balinese Kecak Money Chant 03:06

31 Grizzly Bear 04:02

Learn a crazy dance to go with the Grizzly Bear song.

32 Review - Grizzly Bear 01:14

33 Native American Music 11:54

Listen to Dr. Bob play the Native American flute at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/kokopelli

34 Review - Native American Music 03:42

35 Ushkana 02:55

Learn to relax while singing this Native American lullaby.

36 Review - Ushkana 01:40

Section 3 - Form and Expression

37 Western New Music 18:54

Listen to Dr. Bob perform with the group, BL Lacerta at:  https://soundcloud.com/scottroller/02-lacerta-nov81-02

 

Listen to Soft Tablets at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/marrissa-mission

38 Review - Western New Music 03:35

39 Romantic Music 10:13

Learn about how Tchaikovsky used a Russian folk song in his Symphony No. 4. Learn to sing and play the song on recorder.

40 Review - Romantic Music 02:11

41 The Great Big Enormous Turnip 06:11

Do a great yoga exercise while you act out the story by Tolstoy called "The Great Big Enormous Turnip."

42 Review - The Great Big Enormous Turnip 01:43

43 Classical Music 06:17

Sing Mozart's Alleluia with Dr. Bob.

44 Review - Classical Music 02:39

45 Baroque Music 03:47

Clap a special rhythm to music by Henry Purcell, using a pattern of colors as your musical notation.

46 Review - Baroque Music 01:55

47 Early Western Musical Notation 08:54

Learn about how and why Western musical notation was developed.

48 Review - Early Western Musical Notation 02:00

49 Merry It Is 05:55

Learn a song that was sung in England during the 12th century.

50 Review - Merry It Is 02:11

51 West African Music 16:04

Learn about West African polyrhythms and learn how to do them with your friends and family.

52 Review - West African Music 03:20

53 Long Come Uncle Jesse 02:33

Learn an old African American song that foreshadows rock and roll.

54 Review - Long Come Uncle Jesse 01:00

55 Mumble Grumble 07:41

Learn to improvise the blues on recorder and/or sing the blues song, Mumble Grumble.

56 Review - Mumble Grumble 01:58

57 Rap 04:13

Learn a rap song and/or make up your own, using a beat from Soundtrap.

58 Review - Rap 03:42

59 Naima 07:34

Turn out the lights and relax to John Coltrane's Naima.

60 Review - Naima 02:21

Section 4 - Harmonics and Pentatonics

61 Name That Instrument 09:09

Learn how timbre helps you tell the difference between the sound of a trumpet and the sound of a flute.

62 Review - Name That Instrument 01:46

63 Harmonic Singing 11:27

Learn how to find the different harmonics by changing the timbre of your own voice.

64 Review - Harmonic Singing 03:44

65 Pentatonic Scales 07:21

Listen to Dr. Bob improvise an pentatonic song on the clarinet with the stereo delay effect at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/sri-narmada

66 Review - Pentatonic Scales 02:55

67 Wo He Ni 09:47

Learn to sing the Chinese song that was sung at the Winter Olympics in Beijing and/or play it on the recorder.

68 Review - Wo He Ni 02:47

69 Arirang 07:45

Learn to sing the Korean song, Arirang.

70 Review - Arirang 01:09

Section 5 - St. Patrick's, Cherry Blossom Festival and Cinco de Mayo

71 Home by Barna 14:10

Listen to Dr. Bob play the tin whistle with an Irish band at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/morrisons-jig

72 Review - Home by Barna 04:14

73 Kaeru No Uta 04:51

Do some challenging frog moves while singing the Japanese frog song.

74 Review - Kaeru No Uta 01:24

75 Japanese Shakuhachi 08:07

Listen to Dr. Bob play the shakuhachi at:  https://soundcloud.com/robert-h-price/shokyoku-mujushimkyoku

76 Review - Japanese Shakuhachi 05:12

77 Sakura 03:29

Learn to sing the classic cherry blossom song in Japanese.

78 Review - Sakura 01:25

79 Kuma San 04:21

Sing the Japanese version of the Teddy Bear song: Honorable Bear.

80 Review - Kuma San 01:15

81 De Colores 10:08

Celebrate diversity with this song about colors from Mexico.

82 Review - De Colores 05:11

83 Kid Yoga Class 25:08

Have fun doing a yoga class using songs and moves you learned in this course.

84 Review - Kid Yoga Class 02:06

Course Overview

This course focuses on musical creativity, which is the cornerstone of the United States Core Music Standards. Students will be exploring music from around the world by singing, playing recorder and creating their own music through improvisation and with the multi-platform program, Soundtrap.

 

This course includes:

• 25 SONGS IN 11 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

• 6 IMPROVISATIONAL PROJECTS

• NUMEROUS OTHER CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES

• 42 VIDEO-LESSONS

• 42 EXERCISE REVIEW VIDEOS

• 42 ONLINE QUIZZES AND EXAMS

• 42QUIZ/EXAM ANSWER SHEETS/KEYS

• OVER 10 HOURS OF VIDEO-LESSONS!

 

Course Goals

Upon course completion, students will be able to sing songs in many languages, play the recorder at a basic or intermediate level, create their own music by improvising or using the cross-platform program, Soundtrap.

 

Target Audience

This video-course is primarily intended for children - Kindergarten through 5thGrade

 

Course Requirements

Students taking this course will need have access to a recorder and parental help signing onto Soundtrap.

  

TOPICS 

Section 1 – Basics

Unit 1 - West African Introductions - Sing your name in the Liberian song, Funga Alafia, and learn something about the djembe. 

Unit 2 - The Sounds Around Us - This unit introduces the teacher more thoroughly, suggesting some reasons for his musical preferences. Students are asked to fill out a form that has them list what sounds they hear at home and what music they listen to; and what music their parents and grandparents listen to.

Unit 3 - Breathing Exercise - Learn proper breathing techniques while watching a Doberman ball expand and contract.

Unit 4 - Working with Soundtrap - Learn how the cross-platform music program, Soundtrap, will be used in this course.

Unit 5 - Soundtrap (a closer look) - This lesson takes a closer look into how to use Soundtrap.

Unit 6 – Juanito - Learn to the names of some body parts in Spanish by learning this fun song and dance.

Unit 7 - Hot Cross Buns (on recorder) - Learn the basics of recorder playing and learn to play Hot Cross Buns on the recorder.

Unit 8 - American Music - What is American Music? This unit explores what makes a piece of music "American."

Unit 9 - Car Song - Learn another great song my Woody Guthrie.

Unit 10 - The Elements of Music - This in an introduction to the elements of music according to the US National Core Music Standards.

 

Section 2 - Melody and Rhythm

Unit 11 - Sruti (Melody) in Indian Music - Learn to improvise to the Indian Raga, Yaaman.

Unit 12 - Tala (Rhythm) in Indian Music - Learn some rhythmic patterns in Indian music.

Unit 13 – Ramayana - Hear Dr. Bob tell the epic Indian story of how the light conquered the darkness.

Unit 14 - The Diwali Song - Learn the Diwali Song in Hindi.

Unit 15 - Balinese Kecak Money Chant - Learn the interesting rhythms of the Balinese Kecak Monkey Chant. Learn to improvise your own vocal rhythms using the stereo delay effect on Soundtrap.

Unit 16 - Grizzly Bear - Learn a crazy dance to go with the Grizzly Bear song.

Unit 17 - Native American Music - Learn about two modern Native American forms of music. Also, learn to sing the Mvskoke Duck song.

Unit 18 – Ushkana - Learn to relax while singing this Native American lullaby.

 

Section 3 - Form and Expression

Unit 19 - Western New Music - Learn how sounds are sculpted by contemporary composers to form music in the same ways sculptors use clay to create beautiful forms. Learn how to make your own avant grade music.

Unit 20 - Romantic Music - Learn about how Tchaikovsky used a Russian folk song in his Symphony No. 4. Learn to sing and play the song on recorder.

Unit 21 - The Great Big Enormous Turnip - Do a great yoga exercise while you act out the story by Tolstoy called "The Great Big Enormous Turnip."

Unit 22 - Classical Music - Sing Mozart's Alleluia with Dr. Bob.

Unit 23 - Baroque Music - Clap a special rhythm to music by Henry Purcell, using a pattern of colors as your musical notation.

Unit 24 - Early Western Musical Notation - Learn about how and why Western musical notation was developed.

Unit 25 - Merry It Is - Learn a song that was sung in England during the 12th century.

Unit 26 - West African Music - Learn about West African polyrhythms and learn how to do them with your friends and family.

Unit 27 - Long Come Uncle Jesse - Learn an old African American song that foreshadows rock and roll.

Unit 28 - Mumble Grumble - Learn to improvise the blues on recorder and/or sing the blues song, Mumble Grumble.

Unit 29 – Rap - Learn a rap song and/or make up your own, using a beat from Soundtrap.

Unit 30 – Naima - Turn out the lights and relax to John Coltrane's Naima.

 

Section 4 - Harmonics and Pentatonics

Unit 31 - Name That Instrument - Learn how timbre helps you tell the difference between the sound of a trumpet and the sound of a flute.

Unit 32 - Harmonic Singing - Learn how to find the different harmonics by changing the timbre of your own voice.

Unit 33 – Pentatonics - Learn to improvise with a pentatonic scale by playing only the black keys on a piano keyboard.

Unit 34 - Wo He Ni - Learn to sing the Chinese song that was sung at the Winter Olympics in Beijing and/or play it on the recorder.

Unit 35 – Arirang - Learn to sing the Irish song, Home by Barna.

 

Section 5 - St. Patrick's, Cherry Blossom Festival and Cinco de Mayo

Unit 36 - Home by Barna - Learn to sing the Irish song, Home by Barna.

Unit 37 - Kaeru No Uta - Do some challenging frog moves while singing the Japanese frog song.

Unit 38 - Japanese Shakuhachi - Learn about the Komuso monks and the history of the instrument they play.

Unit 39 – Sakura - Learn to sing the classic cherry blossom song in Japanese.

Unit 40 - Kuma San - Sing the Japanese version of the Teddy Bear song: Honorable Bear.

Unit 41 - De Colores - Celebrate diversity with this song about colors from Mexico.

Unit 42 - Kid Yoga Class - Have fun doing a yoga class using songs and moves you learned in this course.

 

  • Teacher: Robert
  • Areas of expertise: Music Education, Liberal Arts, Yoga
  • Education: Ph.D. in Art and Performance from Union Institute and University; Ma in Liberal Arts from St. Johns College; BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas; Music Education and Performance at the University of North Texas
  • Interests: World Music, World Religions, Philosophy, Yoga, Hiking, Imitating Birds
  • Skills: Classical, Jazz, Balkan, Klezmer...Clarinet; Shakuhachi; Yoga; Online Teaching in Liberal Arts
  • Associations: National Association of Music Educators, Yoga Alliance
  • Issues I care about: Universal Acceptance of Cultural Diversity, the Environment, Equal Justice

Throughout my life I have juggled a number of activities. I have performed internationally within a variety of musical styles, including avant grade classical, orchestral, Eastern Indian, Balkan, Klezmer...music. I am a life-long learner who has done extensive research into world religions, yoga and world literature, which has led to me teaching liberal arts courses at Thomas Edison State College. I have been teaching music to children forever 30 years and I am currently publishing a book entitled, Musicing Around the World, through Oxford University Press. The book addresses the context for the material presented in this course.

Unit 1 - West African Introductions - Quiz Answer

Unit 2 - The Sounds Around Us - Quiz Answer

Unit 3 - Breathing Exercise - Quiz Answer

Unit 4 - Working with Soundtrap - Quiz Answer

Unit 5 - Soundtrap (a closer look) - Quiz Answer

Unit 6 - Juanito - Quiz Answer

Unit 7 - Hot Cross Buns (on recorder) - Quiz Answer

Unit 8 - American Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 9 - Car Song - Quiz Answer

Unit 10 - The Elements of Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 11 - Sruti (Melody) in Indian Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 12 - Tala (Rhythm) in Indian Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 13 - Ramayana - Quiz Answer

UNit 14 - The Diwali Song - Quiz Answer

Unit 15 - Balinese Kecak Money Chant - Quiz Answer

Unit 16 - Grizzly Bear - Quiz Answer

Unit 17 - Native American Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 18 - Ushkana - Quiz Answer

Unit 19 - Western New Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 20 - Romantic Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 21 - The Great Big Enormous Turnip - Quiz Answer

Unit 22 - Classical Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 23 - Baroque Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 24 - Early Western Musical Notation - Quiz Answer

Unit 25 - Merry It Is - Quiz Answer

Unit 26 - West African Music - Quiz Answer

Unit 27 - Long Come Uncle Jesse - Quiz Answer

Unit 28 - Mumble Grumble - Quiz Answer

Unit 29 - Rap - Quiz Answer

Unit 30 - Naima - Quiz Answer

Unit 31 - Name That Instrument - Quiz Answer

Unit 32 - Harmonic Singing - Quiz Answer

Unit 33 - Pentatonics - Quiz Answer

Unit 34 - Wo He Ni - Quiz Answer

Unit 35 - Arirang - Quiz Answer

Unit 36 - Home by Barna - Quiz Answer

Unit 37 - Kaeru No Uta - Quiz Answer

Unit 38 - Japanese Shakuhachi - Quiz Answer

Unit 39 - Sakura - Quiz Answer

Unit 40 - Kuma San - Quiz Answer

Unit 41 - De Colores - Quiz Answer

Unit 42 - Kid Yoga Class - Quiz Answer

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