Animal warm up. Do the actions along with the song.
THE CARNIVAL of ANIMALS - Saint Saens
Listen to the music. Can you hear the sound of when the kangaroo is hopping?
Use your fingers and bounce them up and down on your legs, like a kangaroo. Stop when the music is not 'bouncy.'
Be a kangaroo. Jump up and down for the hopping sound, stop and stand still and look around for the smooth sounds.
With this piece of music we can hear 3 beats in the bar, 12 3 with the emphasis on the first beat 1. The first beat is played louder.
As you listen to the music keep in time with the three beats with these actions.
1– bend knees up and down
2 & 3– pat thighs with both hands
REPEAT throughout as you listen to the music.
You should be moving to the pattern of bend-pat-pat
Can you think of other movements to describe the 3 beats? Think of two different movements or body percussion. Make sure that beats 2 & 3 are the same movement/body percussion. For example, you could do
Stamp, clap, clap