In honor of Halloween being next Monday, I found a fun video by the group VoicePlay which is an A Capella group meaning they just use their voices to make the music - no instruments. VoicePlay covered the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" which was written back in the 1960's and is used all throughout the Haunted Mansion attractions at the Disney theme parks. The title of the song actually comes from a poem by William Shakespeare (a very famous playwright you will learn about in High School). Don't forget to take the survey, leave a comment, or leave a note on the Padlet. I hope you enjoy this week's video!
So I found this cool video a few years ago where music and science is combined. It was created by a musician by the name of John Boswell who lives in Washington state. He's a bass player, remix artist, and video creator. He's done several other videos I will share with you thru the Video of the Week posts. I love how he's taken spoken word and mixed it with music to create a song. I hope you enjoy it!
A QUICK UPDATE ON THE OTHER VIDEO POSTS: I just found out that I forgot to set the Padlets so that you could leave a response...they were set to "read only." I fixed that now so if you were trying to leave a response on one of the last 2 padlets and it wasn't working, everything is fixed and you should be able leave a post.
It's Wednesday which means it's time for another "Check This Out!" Video of the Week. Since so many of you liked the one from last week (scroll down in case you missed it) I decided to give you another Wintergatan video to check out. I like this one because you can see how all the different instruments fit together to make the piece of music they're playing. If you keep watching until the very end (it's a long video) you'll get to see how they built the little music box machine the girl is playing at the beginning. I'd love to hear what you think about the video so be sure to leave a comment, complete the survey, or leave something on the Padlet for me. I'm working on responding to your questions from the other two videos. Be sure to look on the Padlets below those videos for the answers.
So here's the next video in the "Check This Out!" Video of the Week.
Be sure to answer the survey or add something to the padlet below the video. If you're the first person from your class to respond, I'll have a treat for you next week!
I hope you enjoy this one!
Hi there! My name is Erin Breland and I'm the music teacher to some really awesome students at Partee Elementary School in Snellville, Ga.