South Slope Music

Burnaby SD41

Welcome to January 23 – 27, 2023.

 

Here are some more favourites, and some new ones to enjoy in body percussion, rhythms, and scarves!

In Body Percussion

Click here for Smile.

Click here for Dynamite.

Click here for Butter.

Click here for Surface Pressure.

Click here for I Just Can’t Wait to be King.

Click here for Count On Me!

 

In Rhythms

Click here for I’m Still Standing from Sing!

Click here for a rhythm play along for Butter!

Click here for This Girl is on Fire.

Click here for Mario.

Click here for Wipe Out.

Click here for Mandalorian Madness.

Click here for Jungle Poison Rhythm Game

Click here for Minecraft.

Click here for the Mandalorian.

Click here for Happier.

Click here for Avengers easy rhythm play.

Click here for High Hopes.

Click here for Boom.

Click here for Corn.

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Mario rhythms.  Super tricky!

Click here for a fun one, Would you Rather?  A bit tricky!

Get 4 types of rhythm instruments and click here for a four part rhythm game to Among Us.

 

For Scarves

Click here for Mr. Noe.

Click here for Walking on Sunshine.

Click here for Star Wars!

Click here for a Pirate One!  It’s looooonnnngggg!  Arrr!

Click here for a SuperHero scarf one.

Click here for Best Day of my Life!

Beethoven Rocks!

Beethoven, Classics, Composer, Europe

 

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Beethoven Rap.

Click here to try the Beethoven rhythm reading challenge.

Click here for a brief biography of Beethoven.  With closed captions.

Click here for a listening map of Beethoven’s 5th symphony.

Click here for a cup and body percussion activity!

Click here for a challenging body percussion.

Click here for a percussion activity using rhythm sticks, triangles and tambourines.

Click here for our favourite line riders version of Beethoven’s 5th symphony.

Click here for an orchestra flash mob!  To Beethoven’s 5th symphony.

 

Lunar New Year Fun! January 16 – 20, 2023. The Year of the Rabbit.

January 16, 2023.

Welcome to the week of Lunar New Year Activities!

Click here for a Lunar New Year Scarf Activity.

  1. Click here for a rhythmic play along.

2. Click here for the easy play along.

3. Click here for the intermediate play along.

4. Click here for the advanced play along.

5. Click here for a new, but easy rhythm play along.

6. Click here for level 2 of the one above.

7. Click here for another easy play along.

8. Click here for another new rhythm activity.

9. Click here for an advanced rhythm activity that requires drums and cymbals.

Click here for a body percussion activity.

Click here for the Year Naming Race Story.

Welcome Back! January 3 – 6, 2023!

January 3, 2023.

Music Sheet, Music, Snow, Christmas TimeI hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Winter Break!  Here are a few of our favourite activities to get you back in the musical groove!  And…..a few new ones to try!

Favourites!

Click here for one of my favourite, Thunder.

Click here for This Girl is on Fire.

Click here for the Poison Jungle Rhythm Game

Click here for Mandalorian Poison Rhythm Game.

Click here for Fire vs Ice.

Click here for Cats  vs Dogs.

Click here for Snow Day!

Click here for the Wintertime Rap from Mr. Henry.

Click here for the Mandalorian.

Click here for It’s Corn!

Some favourite Body Percussions!

Click here for Can’t Stop the Feeling.

Click here for Dynamite!

Click here for Butter!

Click here for It’s All Right.

Click here for Count on Me.

Click here for I Just Can’t Wait to be King.

Click here for Smile.

 

New ones to try!

Click here for a fun Pokemon rhythmic activity.

Click here for a new one!  Footloose!

Click here for Wipe Out!

Click here for Super Mario!

Click here for Dance Monkey!

Click here for Rolling in the Deep!

Click here for Frozen rhythm.

Click here for Mario advanced.

Body Percussions!

Click here for Permission to Dance.

Click here for This Girl is on Fire.

Click here for I’m Still Standing.

Click here for Could Have Been Me.

 

Happy Halloween!

October 18, 2022

Good Halloween all you creatures great and small!  It’s time to enjoy some new and favourites around my favourite season!

Click here for Mr. Henry’s new challenging rhythm read around “Hocus Pocus”.

Click here for the animated original cartoon for “Spooky Scary Skeletons”

Click here for the “Spooky Scary Skeletons” rhythm read along.

Click here for “Spooky Scary Skeletons” body percussion.

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Skeleton Rap!

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Halloween Rap!

Click here for a fun Halloween Rhythm Groove!

 

 

The Mighty South Slope Choir Returns!

Dear South Slope Choir:

The Mighty South Slope Choir returns!  Your child may have brought home a form regarding choir practice that you will need to sign with your child.  if not, you can click below to download a copy.

south slope choir letter of consent september 2022

We will begin choir practice starting next Tuesday, September 27 at 11:45 a.m. in the gym.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays at lunch, and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m.  Please note, there is no choir practice on Friday, September 30.

We will be getting ready for performing at our Remembrance Day Assembly on November 10, followed by our Open House invitation at Gardenworks on November 17, and then our Christmas Concert on December 8.

I look forward to an amazing season of song!

Mrs. Fierro

Vivaldi’s Summer Welcome to May 24 – 27

May 24, 2022.

I hope everyone enjoyed this past glorious weekend.  We have studied Vivaldi’s Spring, but I think it’s time to move into the next concerto in the Four Seasons, Summer.

Free vector graphics of WatercolorClick here for the third movement of summer with a violin orchestra.

Click here for a computer piano graphic.

Click here for the full concerto.

Click here for Christian Li’s solo of the third movement.

And finally, a quartet from Dover.

Click here for Mr. Henry’s popular Summertime Rap.

Click here for one of my favourites, Thunder.

 

Primary Days of Music is Coming!

May 16, 2022.

Just a few more weeks until the Primary Days of Music.  We’ve enjoyed learning a few of the songs this year in Divisions 6 and 7.  Here is a very famous Canadian Folk song, The Black Fly.

 

 

Edward Lear, Sketch, Vintage, Victorian

Click here for the National Film Board video of The Black Fly.

Click here for Tracy Newman’s version of The Black Fly.

Click here to hear the choir Sing Out perform this song.

Click here for a duo singing this song.

Click here for a performance by the group Treeline.

For Handchimes

Click here for Evening Rise.

Click here for How Far I’ll Go.

Click here for Tetris.

Click here for Tetris 2

Click here for The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Click here for In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Click here for Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Click here for Pachelbell’s Canon in D.

Click here for I’m a Believer.

 

Click here for Dog Breed Poison Rhythm Game.

Click here for Dynamite by BTS Body Percussion.

Click here for The Mandalorian rhythm play along.

 

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Among Us with 4 part rhythm activities.

Click here for Jungle Poison Rhythm Game.

 

Happy Merry Month of May!

Watermelon Umbrella, Umbrella, Red And Green, RainMay 2, 2022.

Welcome May!  We hope there are lots of flowers from the April showers.

We have a variety of activities to present this week.

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Among Us four part rhythm activity.

Click here for a Pokemon rhythm activity.

Click here for Sunflower rhythm play along.

Click here for a Candy Heart Poison rhythm game!

Click here for a flower poison rhythm game.

Click here for Levitating by Dua Lipa.

Click here for the Mandalorian rhythm play along.

Click here for the Star Wars scarf activity!

Spring Has Sprung! April 25 – 29, 2022.

Cherry Blossom, Flowers, Branches, Pink FlowersApril 25, 2022

As we head into the final term of school, we can see changes happening all around us!  The days are getting longer and warmer.  Japanese cherry trees are bursting with blossoms.  And of course, Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons needs to be played!

Click here for a short biography on Vivaldi.

Click here for a simple rhythm reading activity.

Click here for a more advanced rhythm reading activity.

Click here for a body percussion activity.

Click here for a different body percussion activity.

Click here for Vivaldi’s Spring listening map.

Click here for another listening map.

Click here for another listening map that is different again.  Which do you like best?  Why?

click here for a dynamic listening map.

Click here for a strings version.

Click here for a doodle version.

Click here for an alternate string quartet version.

Click here for Found Sound Spring rhythm.

Click here for Radioactive rhythm reading activity.

 

Earth Week! April 18 – 22

Happy Earth Week!  We will be connecting with the earth this week and letting her know we love her!

Click here for our body percussion this week, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”.

Click here for our rhythm activity from “Encanto”, “Surface Pressure”.

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Earth Day Rap!

Click here for a beautiful version of “This Pretty Planet.”

Click here for a choir version.

Click here to hear the composer, Tom Chapin sing and play his song.

Children, Future, Skin Color, Harmony, Line, Peace

Hoppy Easter!

Easter Bunny, Rabbit, FigurinesApril 4, 2022.

Two weeks until the Easter bunny comes for a visit!  Here are some activities we will be doing to celebrate!

Click here for an Easter Candy Poison rhythm game.

Click here for Little Peter Rabbit Had a Fly Upon his Nose.

Click here for “Found Sound” Spring rhythm activity.

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Easter Bunny Rap!

Click here for Try Everything, Easter Bunny body percussion play along.

Click here for an easy Easter Egg rhythm play along.

Click here for a cup playing routine that is quite tricky!  The song is a Scott Joplin rag time song, The Easy Winners.

Click here for It’s Raining Tacos!  A super fun cup activity!

Click here for The Best Day of My Life cup routine.

Click here for a Pokemon rhythm activity from Mr. Henry.

Click here for BTS Butter.

Click here for Mario rhythm.

Click here for the listening map of In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Click here for Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks.

 

 

 

In the Hall of the Mountain King – Week 2

March 28, 2022.

We are almost at the end of the school year!  But there’s still plenty of music-making to be experienced before June!  Check out these fun activities!

Click here for Mr. Henry’s Music in Our School body percussion and rhythm activity!

Click here for Mr. Noe’s scarf activity.

Click here for Mario Rhythm play along.

Click here for a challenging body percussion from Mr. Noe in 3/4 time!

Click here for the Jungle Poison rhythm game!

Click here for La Raspa, another cup activity!

Click here to watch a family do a cup routine to We Will Rock You!

Click here for a Rondo rhythm activity featuring ti tika and tika ti.

Click here for Sing!  A fun cup one!

Click here for a very simple game activity to the song Brave.

Click here for Mr. Noe’s Simamaka using rhythm sticks!

Our music listening this week is “In the Hall of the Mountain King”  Click here for the orchestral version.

Click here for a piano version.

Click here for a bagpipe version?

Click here for a tuba quartet.  Such fun!

Click here for a pipe organ version.

Click here to see a doodle map to The Mountain King.

Click here for some body percussion to The Mountain King.

Click here for a challenging body percussion version.

Click here for another challenging body percussion version!

Click here for an easy rhythm tap to The Mountain King.

Click here for a piano version.

Click here for a listening map for The Mountain King.

 

St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break!!

 

March 7, 2022.

Shamrock, St Patrick'S Day, Holiday

Woot!  Woot!  One week to Spring Break!  And another week of celebrating everything green!

Click here to enjoy a performance of the fantastic Irish Dance Group, Riverdance.

Click here for a lovely group of 4 Irish Jig Dancers.

Click here for the four hand Irish Reel.

Click here for some traditional tunes from The Chieftains.

Click here for some traditional Irish  instruments playing.

Click here for an easy version of Nancy Mulligan by Ed Sheeran.

Click here for a more challenging version of Nancy Mulligan.

Click here for a cup tutorial for “When I’m Gone”

Click here for a cup routine to Sir Duke.

Click here for a cup playing routine.

Click here to learn how to dance the Irish Jig!

 

St. Patricks Day is Coming!

St Patrick'S Day, Irish, Gold

February 28, 2022

Wow!  Two weeks until Spring Break!  This week we will be finishing up some activities from Black History Month and moving into St. Patrick’s Day activities!

Click here for Blinding Lights percussion activity.

Click here for a Frozen rhythm activity.

Click here for an Ocean Poison Rhythm Game!  It does has tika tika and ti tika and tika ti patterns!

Click here for a St. Patrick’s Day rhythm play along – easy.

Click here for another easy rhythm play along.  Rainbow and gold.

Click here for another simple easy rhythm play along.

Click here for a St. Patrick’s Chicka Boom!

Click here for a fun body percussion and rhythm activity to Rattlin’ Bog.

Click here to catch a shamrock in this easy St. Patrick’s Day activity!

Click here for my favourite from last year, The Irish Washerwoman body percussion and rhythm play along.

Click here for another fun body percussion!

Click here and get your cups ready for The Irish Washerwoman cup activity!

Click here for Mr. Henry’s St. Patrick’s Rap.  No rhythm sticks, just clapping!

Click here for a Mardi Gras song! Intermediate.

Click here for a Mardi Gras song, Challenging!

Click here for an easy St. Patricks Day Would You Rather?  Get out your shakers and rhythm sticks!

Click here for a video of Irish Instruments.

Click here to listen to a tin whistle and bodhran.

Click here for some jig music from an Irish band.

Click here for Drowsy Maggie an Irish tune.

Hand chimes are so much fun!

 

 

February 15, 2022.

Here are a few hand chime songs that we will be working on in the next few weeks.

Click here for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Click here for James Bond!

Click here for Stand by Me.

Click here for Popcorn I.

Click here for Popcorn II.

Click here for Can’t Stop the Feeling.

Click here for Rio.

Click here for Paris.

Click here for I’m a Believer.

Copy here for Africa.

Click here for Day-O.

Click here for Surface Pressure.

 

 

Valentine’s Day is Coming!

February 7, 2022.

Happy Heart Week!  As we celebrate all things “Valentine” we  have a few exciting activities to present.

Click here for “Valentine Rap”!

Click here for Nat King Coles’ beautiful song, “Love” with body percussion.

Click here to bring back “Treat People with Kindness”

Click here for a great rhythm activity using ta, ti-ti and rest.

Click here for a tricky rhythm activity using “syncopa”

Click here for an easy Valentine, “Would you Rather?”

Click here for the best one….Skinnamarink by Sharon, Lois and Bram!

Click here for “Five Little Hearts”

Click here for “Chicka Boom!

Celebrating Black History Month!

 

February Black History Month

Hello Everyone:

Let’s take a look at some famous Canadian and American people who have made such an impact in the field of performing arts.

Click here to listen to Misty Copeland read her book, “Firebird”.

Click here for Canadian Rap Star, The Weekend’s body percussion song, “Blinding Lights”.

Click here for Stevie Wonder and his body percussion to “Sir Duke”.

Click here for Stevie Wonder’s body percussion, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.

Click here for John Batiste’s “It’s All Right”.

Click here for Etta James song, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” for body percussion and rhythm play along.

Click here for The Jackson Five’s body percussion, “I Want you Back”.

Click here for an ASL version of “Rise Up” by Lafayette School.

Click here for “The Entertainer” rhythmic activity by Scott Joplin.

Click here for “The Entertainer” guitar solo.

Click here for “The Entertainer” piano solo.

Click here for “The Entertainer” computer piano version.

Click here for “The Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin.

Click here for a computer piano version of “The Maple Leaf Rag”

Click here for a piano solo.

Click here for “You Should” rhythm activity with ti tika.

Click here for “Sunflower” with tika tika’s.

Click here for body percussion to El Canto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Click here for El Canto’s “Surface Pressure” rhythm activity.

 

Lunar New Year of the Tiger! Gong hei fat choy or xin nian kuai le!

Tiger Doll, Oranges, Chinese New Year

January 31, 2022

Welcome to the year of the Tiger! People born in a year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident.  They are very charming and well-liked by others.

Click here for an easy rhythm activity from last year!

Click here for a more difficult rhythm activity.

Click here for the challenging mode!

Click here for an easy scarf activity.

Click here for another fun scarf activity.

Click here for an easy rhythm activity.

Click here for gong xi gong xi rhythms.

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