Unit 1: Metallophones and Xylophones.
In this unit, we are going to learn more about classroom instruments. We have to overview what we know and learn about the new instruments. Let's check out!!!
Now that we know about these instruments, let's learn about the new ones:
Its name in Spanish is "Xilófono".
It's an instrument made of wood.
It's always played by one or two wooden sticks.
Its name in Spanish is "metalófono".
It's an instrument made of metal.
It's always played by one or two sticks.
Both instruments are called Mallet instruments.
Playing the xylophone or the metallophone required knowing how to grab the sticks. It's really important to keep the stick on each hand balanced, so you can strike each bar firmly.
These instruments have a lot of different notes (bars) so you must be very careful when you play a melody.
How to write music...
Last year we learn about how to write some music on a paper. This method is really important to know exactly ho to perform a music piece a composer created in the past. Here comes some signs that you must know!!!
One of the most important signs in music.
The G clef (CLAVE DE SOL in Spanish) is used to point to the G sound in a staff.
Five horizontal lines. It is used to put notes on it, always with the G clef on the beginning, to tell us where is the G note.
It lasts for 4 beats. It's a very slow note
It lasts for 2 beats. It's a slow note.
It lasts for one beat. It's a fast note
Song: Eensy weensy Spider
The eensy weensy spider
went up the water spout
Down came the rain and
washed the spider out
Out came the sun and
dried up all the rain
And the eensy weensy spider
went up the spout again