Tip of the Week: Teaching the Quaver Theme Song

by Abby @ Quaver on October 11, 2016

in At Quaver HQ

Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

Today’s Tip is for users of Quaver’s Curriculum and ClassPlay!

Do your students know the words to Quaver’s Theme Song?

We know how catchy the Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music Theme can be! You and your students hear the theme every time you log onto QuaverMusic.com. But have you ever thought about teaching the song to your students? What kind of themes and concepts can you pull out of the memorable piece?

Luckily for you, the Quaver Theme is located in your ClassPlay library, complete with Lyrics, Full Score, and Printable activities – your students will be singing along with Quaver in no time!

How to access Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music Theme in ClassPlay:

1) Access your Teacher-Only Resources

Once you’ve logged in, you can select either the TEACHER tab, located at the bottom of the screen, or the yellow TEACHER ACCESS Bus Stop sign, located on the lower left side.

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2) Choose ClassPlay

You will be directed to the Teacher Dashboard, a hub for all your teacher-only resources. Click on ClassPlay, located at the top of the Bulletin Board.

3) Select Video Episode Songs

From the ClassPlay menu, select VIDEO EPISODE SONGS – home to all songs from our award-winning video episodes! Some of these songs feature just the music video clip from the episode, but we are also working to re-record some in a key that is easier for students to sing.

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4) Launch “Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music Theme”

Use the ClassPlay search bar to find “Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music Theme” and click LAUNCH. You will be taken to the Song Hub – the center for four activities to help you unpack this song with your students.

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5) Explore the Song

Sing Along

Click the LYRICS tab in the Song Hub to have students sing along with the highlighted lyrics.

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Full Score

Open the FULL SCORE activity at the bottom of the Song Hub to dig deeper into the score of the song. This page helps students learn melodic and instrumental notation. You also have the option to highlight the notes or measures from this dropdown – making it easier for students to follow along with the score.

Episode Performance

Head to the EPISODE PERFORMANCE tab to have students sing along with and watch the opening they know and love!

Printables

Easily print the lyrics, piano score, and vocal parts of Quaver’s theme song in the PRINTABLES tab to have on hand in case of technical issues or for student practice at home.

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How else could you use the Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music Theme in your classroom?

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