Brought to you by Kodaly Music With Mrs Perry, this traditional Christmas song from Mexico is used for Las Posadas. Here, I use it as a teaching piece for December. However, I have used it as a performance piece. All you need to do is decide when you want to instruments to play alone to have a nicely orchestrated selection. Here is what you get here:
*RHYTHM - the students will get the opportunity to practice the tim-ka followed by a rest. On determining that the sound should be extended, you tap on the rest and a ta and tie appear. After practicing, you can move on to the next page where students read the new rhythm. Tap on it and it becomes highlighted with two beats.The same things happens on the accompaniment page.
*MELODY - this song only uses 5 and is very short. There is really only one phrase, repeated many times. This allows the students to focus on the new rhythm and practice it a lot.
*LANGUAGE - students will sing in both Spanish and English. Since it is a short piece, it is teachable to those who are not Spanish speakers. It also allows students to be more successful with the piece, overall, as they are not so focused on the text.
*INSTRUMENTS - there are 2 parts for xylophones, and one each for drums and sticks. The new rhythm, tim-ka tie is included.
San Jose y Maria - Traditional Mexican Las Posadas Song
by arranger Debra Keller-Perry
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