A Note from Quaver: Hidden Gems

by Abby @ Quaver on March 11, 2013

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Quaver is back with a peek at a few of his favorite hidden gems at QuaverMusic.com:

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Hello my people! It’s been a crazy year so far in Quaver land. Becoming a curriculum is a really fascinating, challenging and fun project. A project this large has our team operating like a well-oiled machine, and it’s going to be brilliant.

 

 

While we’ve still got a good bit of work ahead of us, it’s amazing to look at how much we’ve already created! Sometimes I wish we could go faster and get to the end, but I think the journey there is really the most fun part of the adventure . . . or so I keep reminding myself as I write yet another lesson plan!

The best part of looking at our current resources with a close eye for curriculum plans, is rediscovering the hidden gems I had forgotten about in the last few years.

Here are just four of my favorite resources in our Online Quaver Classrooms – maybe you’ve overlooked them as well:

#1: There’s a Hole in the Bucket

Musical Track #1, Form Classroom

My favorite part of this track is when I attempt to do Liza’s voice and sound a bit like a character from Monty Python.

 Bucket

 

#2: Play Along with The Nutcracker 

Tchaikovsky Composer Board, Romantic Period Classroom

Go to “His Great Music” and click The Nutcracker Suite for a really fun interactive musical experience! Students love this, and so does the team here at Quaver HQ!

Nutcracker

 

#3: Articulation Additions

IWB Activity, Articulation & Tempo Classroom

This is a really fun warm up for looking at articulations in band or in choir! Listen to the music and add the articulations that you think the music warrants.

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#4: Hippos and a Wallaby, a Dodo and a Manatee

Video Replay IWB Activity, Vocals Classroom

This cute vocal warm up exercise for 4th and 5th graders is buried deep in the Vocals Classroom. If you found it before now, I am officially awarding you the Golden Quaver for Sleuthing! If you haven’t seen it yet, well then we all know what your homework is tonight . . .

dodo

 

And that’s just four of HUNDREDS of hidden gems I could go on and on and on and on about!

Whenever we are tempted to give in to the exhaustion of all this hard work, we look at the feedback from teachers and students telling us what a difference it makes, and we can’t help but work even harder to make better resources for your classroom!

Speaking of more and better, I better get back to work!

Let us know where your favorite gems are hiding at QuaverMusic.com!

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1 Tammy Thiele March 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

Thanks! You Gave Me A Couple Of Great Ideas For After Spring Break. I Had Forgotten About The Nutcracker Activity And Guess I’ve Not Yet Seen The One For The Dodo/Wallaby. By The Way, Ignore The Fact That Every One Of My WordS Are Capitalized. My Phone Has A Mind Of Its Own.

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