Weekly Music Lesson – May 11 – 17

Spring Songs – Haigh

Spring Sing-A-Long Songs – Howe

1) Hello Song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gghDRJVxFxU

2) It’s a Beautiful Day- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw8FddccIkQ

3) Friends Song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVCKj0T9-gc

4) Somewhere Over the Rainbow-Over the Rainbow by Newtown Children

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Songs

1) Skidamarink – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luvKxD7EcvI&list=PLoNvFy_73k1tq7e0AIaM_JKOk4ukeuXij&index=1

2) Happy Mother’s Day – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ-h6WCVm6Q&list=PLoNvFy_73k1tq7e0AIaM_JKOk4ukeuXij&index=2

3) Happy Mother’s Day  Song #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8J1mzEbfYg&list=PLoNvFy_73k1tq7e0AIaM_JKOk4ukeuXij&index=3

Meet The Instruments

Meet The Instruments

The Hydraulophone 

The hydraulophone is one of the rarest musical instruments in the world. This instrument is a sensory device that is primarily designed for low vision musicians. This tonal acoustic instrument is played by direct contact with water or other fluids.

The hydraulophone was described and named by Steve Mann in 2005, and patented in 2011. Typically, sound is produced by the same hydraulic fluid in contact with the player’s fingers. It has been used as a sensory exploration device for low-vision individuals.

Hydraulophone (H2Organ), Pachelbel’s canon

Two people playing hydraulophone (water pipe organ flute)

The Musical Fact Of The Week


What is the most popular instrument in Africa?


Most widely spread and played instruments in Africa are the drum, the xylophone, the mbira, rattles and shakers. The one-string musical bow, played all over the continent but now nearly abandoned, was once responsible for all the vocal scales that are used today in African music.

The Mbira

Mbira, also called mbila sansa, kilembe, likembe, timbrh, or thumb piano, plucked idiophone (instrument whose sounding parts are resonant solids belonging to the body of the instrument itself)—or more specifically, a lamellaphone—that is unique to Africa and widely distributed throughout the continent.

If Bach Were From Zimbabwe—Prelude and Fugue in C on mbiras (thumb pianos)


Musical Fact Of The Week


What is the most important instrument in Africa?


Harps are the main stringed instrument in Africa. They are quiet instruments that usually accompany a singer/storyteller/poet. Harps in Africa date back at least 5,000 years. Today, they are mostly found just south of the Sahara desert from Mauritania on the west coast to Uganda on the east coast.

African Harps

The Bow Harp Sound. ” Adungu” In UGANDA

The Riddle Of The Week


What has many ears but cannot hear?



The Composer Of The Week

Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev[n 1] (27 April [O.S. 15 April] 1891 – 5 March 1953)[n 2] 

Peter and the Wolf – Peter theme

Peter and the Wolf – grandfather theme

Peter and the Wolf – wolf theme

Peter and the Wolf – bird theme

Peter and the Wolf – cat theme

Peter and the Wolf – duck theme

Peter and the Wolf – hunters theme

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