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Key Learning Area: Music Title: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Stage: 2 Duration: 3 lessons


Rationale: These lessons are a sequence of learning experiences that focus around the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight performed by
Paul Simon. The 3 lessons allo students to explore the concepts of duration! structure and tone colour through listening and performing.
Students de"elop their on music composition here it allos them to perform and organise sound hich permits them to be acti"ely
in"ol"ed in the appreciation of music. Students from prior lessons understand the concepts! the different classification of instruments and
#no ho to handle classroom instruments! as ell as or#ing in groups.
Musical Concept: $uration! Structure! Tone %olour
CONTENT
Students in stage & ill
Learn to: Learn about musical concepts:
'perform music through singing! playing and mo"ing demonstrating an ' through recognising musical features of the music they perform.
understanding of the music. ' by organising sound! listening! performing and representing these
'impro"ise! experiment! select and combine musical ideas to form a simple ideas in traditional and non'traditional notation.
musical structure and notate these ideas using commonly understood symbols. ' by responding to music through performing and organising sound
'listen to and appreciate a range of repertoire shoing some understanding of acti"ities and identifying features of this music.
musical concepts.
OUTCOMES AND NDCATORS
LSTENN! OR!ANSN! SOUND "ER#ORMN!
OUTCOME:
MUS2$% (dentifies the use of musical concepts
and musical symbols in a range of repertoire
NDCATORS:
%an identify and discuss the structure of
the music through listening and playing a
percussion accompaniment.
(dentifies basic musical features of the
music that is listened to by loo#ing at
duration! structure and tone colour.
Assess&ent:
)ssessment mar#ed ith *
OUTCOME:
MUS2$2 (mpro"ises musical phrases!
organises sounds and explains reasons for
choices
NDCATORS:
$e"elops musical ideas into simple
music composition by creating a + bar
rhythm accompanying lyrics.
)ble to organise allocated song into on
performance by using body percussion!
percussion instruments! mo"ement and
singing.
OUTCOME:
MUS2$' Sings! plays and mo"es to a range
of music! demonstrating a basic #noledge
of musical concepts
NDCATORS:
Can sing to a chosen song
demonstrating awareness of beat,
tone colour and structure.
Can move to the music maintaining
beat, identifying structure and
rhythm.
Plays music using body percussion
and percussion instruments to
demonstrate the concepts of
duration, tone colour and structure.
Resources: -The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Paul Simon, Disney - the Lion King (1994). oa!" o# Stu"ies ($%%%).Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus and unit
of work. Sy"ney& oa!" o# Stu"ies. 'nst!uments - Ly!i(s
PURPOSE PERFORMING OS L SEQUENCE OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES MUSICAL
CONCEPTS
NOTES TO
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To de"elop the
feel of the music
through
listening.
To listen to the
structure of the
song identifying
the chorus and
the "erse.
To focus on
duration and
structure.
To maintain a
steady beat to
accompany the
song.
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Play The Lion Sleeps Tonight students
listen ith their eyes closed.
Students discuss hat feelings arose
hen they heard that song and hat
atmosphere the song portrays.
,a"e students listen to the song again
and allo them to identify the structure of
the song identifying the chorus! "erse and
hich phrases are the same- different.*
,a"e students mo"e differently to each
ne phrase! same mo"ement used to
repeated phrase. Students mo"e to the
beat.
)llocate each student an instrument and
group them into groups according to their
instruments
,a"e students use percussion
instruments to accompany the beat of the
song allocating the different groups to do
different "erses and choruses.
Students play their instruments
accompanying the song folloing the
beat. *
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To identify tone
colour in music.
To maintain a
rhythm to the
song.
To organise on
chorus by
creating a + bar
rhythm.
Structure chorus
using percussion
instruments!
body percussion!
mo"ement and
singing.
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structure of the song The Lion Sleeps
Tonight
,a"e students listen to the song allo
them to identify the different "oices and
instruments used to accompany the song.
Students record their ansers on the lyric
handout ./esource 01! identifying the
instruments and the different "oices next
to e"ery chorus and "erse.*
,a"e students use body percussion along
ith the recording to perform the rhythm.
Play the chorus of the song tice alloing
students to feel the rhythm.
Students in groups of four create a + bar
rhythm using the chorus as a guide using
only crotchets! qua"ers and rest.
Student create different lyrics to the
chorus to accompany the + bar rhythm
created. Students could use instruments
or body percussion to accompany their +
bar rhythm.
Students can perform in hate"er ay
they ant using mo"ement! singing!
instruments or body percussion.
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To find out hat
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To sing the song
in order to
familiarise
themsel"es ith
the ords.
Structure the
song focusing on
duration and
tone colour.
Perform the
"erse or chorus
using the
concepts.
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Students perform to the class the chorus
+ bar rhythm that as created.*
) brief o"er"ie discussion on the pre"ious
lesson loo#ing at hat is rhythm.*
,a"e students sing the song The Lion
Sleeps Tonight as a hole class hile
teacher points to the ords to #eep the
students on the right trac#.
$i"ide the class into to groups! one
group singing the chorus and the other
group singing the "erses. Students sing
the entire song.
Students in their groups di"ide
themsel"es into singers and the others to
use percussion instruments.
Students practice in their groups either
the "erse or chorus some students
singing and the other students
accompanying them ith percussion
instruments folloing the beat-rhythm.
Students could also add body mo"ement
to accompany the song. Students
structure their "erse or chorus in their
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Students perform their piece to the
class.*
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Students come together to perform the
hole song.
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