Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany on December 17, 1770. He wrote music during the romantic and classical period. He started to go deaf at age 31 and completely went deaf by the age of 45. Some of his famous works we will be learning about in class include: 5th Symphony, Ode to Joy (9th Symphony), Fur Elise, and Moonlight Sonata. In class we read the amazing Beethoven's Wig, written by Richard Purlmutter, which is written to the tune of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Here is the link to watch the video at home! We also talked about how 5th Symphony is in a Meter of 2.
For Moonlight Sonata we watched this video: (which is in a Meter of 3)
For Ode to Joy (9th Symphony) we watched this video: (which is a Meter of 4)
Miss Patrick's Class using our Boomwhackers to show strong and weak beats to Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Also creating a steady beat in the meter of 2.
This week we used James Dean's book Pete the Cat The Wheels on the Bus and Quaver curriculum to work on Steady Beat. Please ask your children some examples of steady beat example Heart Beat.