Sakura: Japanese song lesson set with recordings, orff arrangement, more

Grade Levels
3rd - 7th
Formats Included
  • Zip
31 slides (each in 2 designs)
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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.

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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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Total Pages
31 slides (each in 2 designs)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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