Fine Musician Friends
Volume 3, Grade 1 of the This Is Music! series
By Dena Adams and Claire Clark
Book and CD
Eight music lessons designed for the early grades teacher or substitute with a limited music background.
Lessons are in easy-to-follow outline format. Average lesson length is 30-40 minutes. Most songs are familiar or use piggback lyrics. Melodies are notated on the treble clef.
All songs, poems, dances and games are recorded on the enclosed CD. Sometimes an adult male does the singing. Other times either a female or child's voice is used. Most instructions are recorded on the CD so substitutes can simply play the CD while following the lesson outline.
The book includes many theme-oriented lessons with musical outcomes. Everything is fully reproducible.
Lesson 1: Silly Sally Sings (forte, piano)
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, A Ram Sam Sam, John Brown's Baby, Silly Sally
Lesson 2: Five Good Friends (speaking voice/singing voice, call and response)
Five Good Friends, Johnny He Had Seven Friends, My Friends Mini-Songbook
Lesson 3: Shining Star (verse, lyrics)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Twinkle Dance Twinkle Music, Twinkle Sing, This Little Light of Mine
Lesson 4: Fine Musician (instruments)
I Am a Fine Musician, Fine Musicians Listen Game
Lesson 5: Freight at Eight (repetition, repeat sign)
The Keel Row Repeat Dance, Freight at Eight, Repeat or Not Game
Lesson 6: Zacho Zoom Zoom! (high, medium, and low in sound and movement; unison singing)
Zooming!, Zooming Around, Pitch and Play Game, Zacho
Lesson 7: Camel Boom Boom! (play instruments on cue; recognize staff notes that go up, down, or repeat)
Alice the Camel, High or Low?, Boom Boom Boom Boom!, Boom Tap and Ring! Game
Lesson 8: Quack Quack Quack (verse, play instruments on musical cue, create verses)
Five Little Ducklings, Three-in-a-Row Game, Where Did the Ducklings Go?, Where Did the Ducklings
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