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A fermata [ferˈmaːta] (also known as a hold, pause, colloquially a birdseye or cyclops eye, or as a grand pause when placed on a note or a rest) is a symbol of musical notation indicating that the note should be prolonged beyond its normal duration or note value would indicate.[2] Exactly how much longer it is held is up to the discretion of the performer or conductor, but twice as long is not unusual. It is usually printed above, but occasionally below (upside down), the note that is to be held longer.


Melody Maps - 

What is a melody map? Lots of things... It is a chart of shapes. It is a chart of colors. It is a concrete representation of a song. It is a way to help children map out visually where a song goes. It's a wonderful way to add variety as we teach a child a song.

Sometimes the colors will mean a certain word. Sometimes the colors will mean the length of a note (short or long). Sometimes the colors will mean the highest or lowest note of the song. Each of the shapes means something different, also, like length of the note, higher or lower pitch, or even a different word. Look at the maps below and sing the song with them, trying to figure out what the different things mean. (That is also the challenge for the children.)

C1.3 - Using your voice or an instrument, create a melodic contour that represents the contour of the boundary between Canada and the US.  How could you use your voice or an instuement to re-create this contour line?

Major and Minor:

Unison: Steps, Skips, Leaps


Sforzando (musical direction), used in musical notation as an instruction to play a note with sudden, strong emphasis.

Example of Sforzando:

  1. There are many types of articulation, each with a different effect on how the note is played. In music notation articulation marks include the slur, phrase mark, staccato, staccatissimo, accent, sforzando, rinforzando, and legato.

Played with a sudden increase of force —used as a direction in music usually for special emphasis of a note, chord, or short phrase.


In music performance and notation, legato [leˈɡaːto] (Italian for "tied together") indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected. That is, the player transitions from note to note with no intervening silence.


A canon is a piece of music in which two or more voices (or instrumental parts) sing or play the same music starting at different times. A round is a type of canon, but in a round each voice, when it finishes, can start at the beginning again so that the piece can go “round and round.

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[ˈkoːda] (Italian for "tail", plural code) is a term used in music in a number of different senses, primarily to designate a passage that brings a piece (or a movement) to an end. Technically, it is an expanded cadence. It may be as simple as a few measures, or as complex as an entire section.

Dun dun dun dun dun dun.  Fun endings after sond is done.

EXTEND Your Thinking:

C 2,1 - Cpmpare recodings of singere they think have a good voice, and defend their choice.

Play differenct music - country, rock, rap etc.  Hoe does this performance make you feel?  What do you think is the purpose of this song?  Why do you think the composer wrote this piece?  What mood do you think is created?  How is the mood created?  What different musical choices could you make to alter the mood of the piece?

C 3.1 Identify the role of music in your community today and compare with music of past.


Middle ages:



1930's - Big Band Era

1940's - swing


1960's - beginning of rock and rock - now called classic rock

1970's - Vietnem war ended in 1969.  People sang for peace and freedom and free will, and crazy fun!

1980's - the beginnings of techno


Songs of the Voyagers:


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