Musical concept : Pitch High / Low
Prerequisites : completion of module 012 – Squirrels’ Snacks – or the first game in the Mazaam app’s World of Squirrels module.
Franz Schubert : Ave Maria, performed by Nadia Labrie (flute)
Alex Baranowski: Margot, performed by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà (violin, string orchestra and piano)
Camille Saint-Saëns : The Swan, performed by Stéphane Tétreault (cello)
Giovanni Bassano: Divisions on Ancor che col partire, performed by Suzanne De Serres, Natalie Michaud, Geneviève Soly and Alain Trudel (dulcian, flute, organ and sackbut)
Setting the scene
“Before breaktime, we’re going to help Mazaam’s squirrels prepare for their nap.”
In order to clearly differentiate high- and low-pitched sounds.
Compare their preferences with those of Mazaam’s squirrels.
“Do you prefer to relax to music in a high or low register?” – and then take a show of hands to determine the register of the piece that they’ll listen to during breaktime.
By thinking about the positions, gestures or objects that help them relax.
Listen to one of the relaxing musical pieces suggested in the music section in a high or low register, depending on the preference expressed by the children.
Give the children the choice of musical piece to listen to during the breaktime from among those suggested in the music section.
Ask the ‘student of the day’ to choose the musical piece to listen to during breaktime from among those suggested in the music section.
Play the third game in the Mazaam app’s World of Squirrels
module with the children.