MUSETTE

From the "Notebook for Anna Magdelana Bach"

By Johann Sebastian Bach

RHYTHM WARMUP:

Clap, sing, or play along with the rhythm cards!

LISTENING:

Listen to this performance of Bach's "Musette" played by Rosalyn Tureck on piano!

How did this performance make you feel?

COMPOSER STUDY:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN

BACH

1685 - 1750, Germany

  • ​Bach’s father taught him to play the violin when he was seven years old. He also grew to play harpsichord and the organ

  • The Bachs were a seven generation family of composers and musicians. Fifty-three of his male musician relatives were also named Johann! 

  • As a child, Johann had a beautiful soprano voice and sometimes sang in the street before eventually going to music school.

  • Bach composed music during a time known as the Baroque Period, and he wrote over 1,128 pieces of music! If you played one piece of his music every day, it would take over three years to play all of them!

Listening Collection:

"Musette" by Bennett Paster

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SONG ANALYSIS

(Think, track, and sing along!)

What does the rhythm sound like?

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What does the melody sound like?

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Which fingers play this song?

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PRACTICING:

Play along using the keyboard image with the video , or download your own keyboard card:

USE A CURVED HAND POSITION WITH THE THUMB ON MIDDLE C

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PERFORMING:

Play along with and without the video using the interactive keyboard  below!

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PRACTICE TRACKER:

How many times did you practice the song?

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CONNECTING:

People have loved Bach's music all over the world for centuries.   Check out this video featuring vocal improvisation of Bach's music by famed vocalist and musician Bobby McFerrin!

CREATING:

Compose your own rhythms in 4/4 time like Bach!

(Hint: each measure in 4/4 time has 4 beats.)

Download the PDF here:

RESPONDING:
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