SVUSD Elementary Music
Ms. McArthur will be your Music teacher.
You will find additional lessons under your grade levels in the above tabs. We will be rotating through all the schools along with PE teachers every 4 weeks.
Don't forget to watch this Mickey Mouse video - Sorcerer's Apprentice.
It's a classic!
Below is the 1st movement of Symphony #5 by Beethoven.
The opening musical phrase is known all over the world!!
Click above to listen to "My Funny Valentine" sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African American communities of New Orleans with its roots in blues and ragtime. Ella was referred to as the Queen of Jazz. She had a "horn-like" improvisational ability.
Click above to hear "The Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin. This is one of the most famous ragtime pieces played by Ms. McArthur.
Ms. Kvam gives a wonderful description of Scott Joplin's life and work.
"Zin Zin Zin A Violin" is a lesson on instruments of the orchestra and teaches groups of musicians. As you listen to "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven, compare and contrast the different timbres (character of the sounds).