This lesson set is a wonderful resource to add to your world music collection. Use it to teach students about pentatonic and/or minor music with slides showing the solfege, create an Orff ensemble piece with barred percussion borduns, teach low C, E, and F on recorder, identify same and different musical phrases, and learn the Japanese language and culture.
This lesson set is included in the Japanese Music Lesson Set Bundle
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The song, "Sakura", is the most famous Japanese song around the world. This lesson set includes everything you need to apply the song to a variety of concepts in your classroom, as well as information about Japan and the importance of sakura (cherry blossoms) in the culture.
This set includes:
Visuals to teach: the text with it's pronunciation and translation
a recorder harmony part (low C, E, and F)
fingerings for low C, E, and F (baroque and German fingerings included for F)
borduns for 2 Orff barred percussion parts
same and different phrases
background information about the country and sakura
pentatonic scale (shows solfege with icons)
major vs minor
*The visuals are included in powerpoint and PDF versions, and include plain and colorful background versions to use as projections or handouts/worksheets
Sound recordings of a native speaker speaking each word of the text, as well as a sung recording
Because of the variety of resources available in this set, please note that it is a zipped file.
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