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Who was Peter Tchaikovsky and why did he brake the windowpane? Fifth graders have studied the music and the biography of a world famous Russian composer named Peter Tchaikovsky. Was there ever anyone so unhappy as Peter Tchaikovsky?
Now we know the answer! The students studied the music of Peter Tchaikovsky and
worked on the "All About Dances" series which is about P. Tchaikovsky's "The
Nutcracker" ballet. They had to identify the form, the solo instruments and the
style of the music during the viewing of the famous ballet on tape. They learned
the main concepts of tempo, dynamic, time signature and articulation (legato and
staccato) during these series of lessons.
Beethovens or Handels? Fourth graders worked their "Water Glass" projects. The main goal was to compose an original melody and write it in 8- measure composition, using the correct music notation. This was a challenge for our fourth graders, even for those who take piano lessons. However, they were determined to do it right and they succeeded. The second task was to play their melodies on glasses filled with water. The glasses were tuned to a 5-note scale from C to G. Our students had never done it before and thought it was a "cool" idea. Other students were impressed with the idea of writing "their own melodies". Good job!