My grade 4 students are preparing to go to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra concert at the end of the month. The orchestra will be playing the Ode to Joy movement from Beethoven's 9th. Today The kids listened to the piece and we talked about what instruments we heard, if we recognized the melody, where have we heard it, etc.
Then we learned the melody on the boomwhackers! It was so fun and the kids really enjoyed playing a recognizable piece on the boomwhackers.
I found this great Smartboard resource from the Smart Exchange.
Click HERE to grab the free download! Thanks to amcastle for submitted this great resource. Look at their other resources on the Smartexchange!
I also love showing fun video covers of the orchestral pieces we have listening to and learned about. Here is a fun one that uses Ode to Joy!
Do you have any gems for helping to teach any Beethoven pieces?