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        Chuck Vanderchuck's "Something Something" Explosion! Audio-Enhanced Lessons

        Extend the learning of the Chuck Vanderchuck videos with audio-enhanced lessons that explore components of music training. Use the audio files in conjunction with the lesson plans. With these lesson plans, students will become familiar with the basic elements of melodic construction, create their own musical sounds with found instruments, create songs using lyrics, become more aware about different musical styles from around the world, and understand that music can be made with everyday objects.

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        Frères Jacques (with Vocals)

        Introduce students to the song "Frères Jacques." Explain that although this tune is known in America as "Brother John," it comes originally from France. Point to the country on the map. Then, divide the class into two groups and have them sing the song using the “call and response” approach to strengthen the concept of melodic motion.

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        Frères Jacques (Instrumental)

        Sing along to the song "Frères Jacques." Explain to students that although this tune is known in America as "Brother John," it comes originally from France. Point to the country on the map. Then, divide the class into two groups and have them sing the song using the “call and response” approach to strengthen the concept of melodic motion.

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        Row Row Row Your Boat (with Vocals)

        Play the song “Row Row Row Your Boat” and ask students to follow the Listening Map that illustrates the basic motion of the melody. Explain that “steps” move higher or lower to the next pitch, whereas “skips” move higher or lower by jumping over a pitch.

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        Row Row Row Your Boat (Instrumental)

        Play and sing along with the song “Row Row Row Your Boat” and ask students to follow the Listening Map that illustrates the basic motion of the melody. Explain that “steps” move higher or lower to the next pitch, whereas “skips” move higher or lower by jumping over a pitch.

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        On Top of Old Smokey (with Vocals)

        Play the song "On Top of Old Smokey" and make the students aware of the “rise” and “fall” in the melodic line. Identify the highest and lowest notes in the song. Then, invite students to show the melodic contour with hand levels. When they become familiar with the melody ask them to identify identical melodic phrases with different lyrics.

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        On Top of Old Smokey (Instrumental)

        Play and sing along to the song “On Top of Old Smokey” and make the students aware of the “rise” and “fall” in the melodic line. Identify the highest and lowest notes in the song. Then, invite students to show the melodic contour with hand levels. When they become familiar with the melody ask them to identify identical melodic phrases with different lyrics.

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