Thursday 4 October 2012

The Tritsch Tratsch Polka

Students in grades 1, 2 and 3 have been learning the Tritsch Tratsch Polka by Johann Strauss. We began by incorporating movement and drama (the ringmaster and tightrope walker).

Next we analyzed the form (the pattern, or "recipe" of the music) which is ABA (or same/different/same).

Finally, students chose classroom instruments to play for each of the different sections of the music. The videos are now up on our YouTube Channel (see videos below - they have been changed to a "negative" picture quality to accommodate privacy).

Students also learned a little bit about the composer (Johann Strauss).

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                                         Room 11:

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