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A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ February 2019



A Note from Music!
Mr. Cohen

February is Black History Month and a wonderful opportunity for Tashua students to experience African-American music throughout history. Students will get a chance to sing traditional spirituals and learn the history behind the music and how it emerged in the United States. Using percussion, we will experiment with African rhythms and the importance of drums in our culture. The fifth grade will also be introduced to one of the most influential genres of music established by African-American musicians; the BLUES! In addition to understanding the blues’ forms and structures, they will be given a chance to create their own blues to perform at their spring concert.

Also, our 3rd graders will be receiving their recorders! Each class we will expand our music literacy skills as our students are introduced to the oldest woodwind instrument. This is truly an exciting month in music!


February 2019 Tiger Times