Music Lesson: "Apple Tree" So-Mi, Activities, Worksheets, VIDEO, Mp3 Tracks

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Distance Learning Music Resource

Elementary music class is more fun when you sing and play games. You'll be able to sing and play this original game song "Apple Tree" on the first day of class. You'll be able to learn your students names as they chant/sing and chase each other using this fun set of activities.

Play the game and review or teach Sol -Mi and beginning Orff instrument playing. Play the game to learn student names. Learn skills with the rhythm practice pages. Perfect for K-3 students.

*CLICK HERE for the Upper Elementary Version

DIGITAL GOOGLE SLIDES COMPANION ACTIVITY LINK: Music Rhythm and Melody Digital Activities (so mi)


  • Google Apps- use the video, upload the presentation and/or the worksheets for assignments
  • WebEx, Screencastify, Zoom, etc.  You can share your screen and have students practice and play the game together.
  • Classroom Activities on individual tablets/computers


  • Use this resource in you back to school lessons to review rhythms and notes and get to know all of your student names.
  • Use this resource throughout the year by playing the song and game as review and assessment of skills.
  • Use the “Interactive/Smart Board” graphics and pages for whole class or station activities.


1) Students can aurally and visually understand one sound on a beat named "ta" and two sounds on a beat named "ti-ti".  

2) Students can identify the symbol [ta] and [ti-ti] and be able to use these rhythms to:

3) Read Notation

4) Write Notation

5) Perform by singing and playing instruments

6) Create a Rhythm Pattern

7) Create a Melody Pattern


• I Can Sing so-mi patterns

• I Can Play so-mi patterns

• I Can Play Rhythms

• I Can Play Ta and ti-ti

• I Can Play Rhythm Patterns

• I Can Create a Rhythm Pattern

• I can Create a Melody Pattern


· Teacher Guide in Portrait size with teaching directions, contents, learning goals, sheet music, lyric posters b/w

· Presentation in Power Point and PDF files

· Teaching Video with Vocal Track

· Song Mp3 Vocal and Accompaniment Tracks

· 5 Lesson Plans to learn so-mi and ta & ti-ti

· I CAN STATEMENTS for each learning goal

· 10 -Apple shape Rhythm Patterns

· 10- note shape Rhythm patterns

· Sheet Music -“Apple Tree” Song –Note Names, Orff Accompaniment, Solfege

· 5-Worksheets: Complete 4 beats, Write the Rhythms, Write the Melody, Create a Melody, Color Ta and ti-ti

· FLASHCARDS: Color and Black/White apple iconic and rhythmic notation- quarter, eighth notes labelled and unlabeled

· 2- BLANK FRAMED SLIDES-for smartboard activity

· 24 Graphic Images for Interactive displays, smartboards, computer screens, tablets.


1) Teaching Procedures.

2) Learning Goals.

3) Lesson Plan for Ta and ti-ti

4) 10 -Apple shape Rhythm Patterns

5) 10- note shape Rhythm patterns

6) Sheet Music -“Apple Tree” Song to Sing, Play and Move

7) Sol-Mi sight singing/playing

8) Orff Accompaniment to play

9) 3 -PRINTABLE PRACTICE SHEETS-Complete 4 beats. Write the Rhythms. Write the Melody


11) Colored- B/W-apples-Rhythms


13) Smartboard Activity-write the Rhythm or Melody- Set of Apple Note graphics to use in a smartnotebook or other interactive white board. Images are png files with ta and ti-ti, and note values.

14) Tree Graphic in png file to use with interactive whiteboards.

15) Scenery background to use with interactive whiteboards.

16) Printable Sheet music with solfege

17) Printable Sheet music with note names

18) Printable Sheet music with Orff Arrangement

19) Printable Sheet music for Teacher




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