Natoli, Al

Mr. Natoli's music page                                                                                                                                                              3/17/2020


I hope you and you're family are well. I miss you all and hope to see you soon!
Here are some sites and links that my 5th and 6th grade students are encouraged to access. 5th Grade students are in the middle of viewing and discussing the Disney movie "Perfect Harmony". We've already discussed Handle's "Messiah" and a few African American Spirituals. This week we were going to talk about the music of the civil rights movements and how music can bring people together.

Please view the following links.   In Bob Dylan's song Blowin' in the Wind notice how Dylan uses poetry to ask questions of how we can make the world a better place.
Compare this version with Dylan's performance here
Here is Peter Paul and Mary's version of If I had a Hammer
 They sang this song with Dr. Martin Luther King and were at many events that helped changed our country for the better! Lastly (for now) please view any music videos by Howard Goodall on music or famous musicians. Here's a link to one of them

Please notice how Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel overdub their voices to create harmony in the video listed below.

Here's a link to "Promenade by  Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874.

                               Lastly, listen to Musical links posted on 3/17 and think if you know any                     other songs that try to makethe world a better place.


Here are 2 links to some music animation by two of the greatest composers of all time.
 The first is opening movement to Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
Remember when we discussed Beethoven's use of 3 repeated notes and then a 4th note      (ususally a lower note but not always!)
Listen to the true Master Builder and look for those 4 notes phrases!

Here's a link to Mozart magnifent piano concerto in D minor.
I hope you enjoy these musical masterpieces.
I'm also looking into some other e-learning musical experiences for you for next week!
This is something new for us all. Think good thoughts as it will help those around you                   (as well as yourself) and remember the think positive song!!!!


5th and 6th grade please watch the following links below. This will be review for my 6th graders. One of the most popular song forms is the 12 bar (measure) blues. It's used in many styles of music. It's the most prevalent form in 1950's rock and roll.
Listen to the song here
Here's the Phineas and Ferb link we've discussed in class
Lastly, here's a clip of the world's most famous cellist when he was just 7 years (no he's not playing "Once I was & Years Old")  he's introduced by Leonard Bernstein who we just begun learning about in 6th grade.
Have a great weekend friends,
 practice social distancing for a little while
and I'll post again on Monday!

Hello friends! Please use today as a review or time to check out some of the links posted above.  You may also do some research on an artist that you like and find out his/her influences and check out their music. My love for Bob Dylan brought me to Peter, Paul and Mary as well as Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and numerous others. My love of the Beatles at a young age helped me discover Chuck Berry, Elvis and other rock stars of the 1950's!
If you play an instrument please use your time to do a little extra practicing ( it's good for you) ! Hoping you and your family are well and please keep practicing      s o c i a l   d i s t a n c i n g  !   !  !
Hope everyone is well! I'm going to list 2 websites that you may explore if you're interested in them. I understand you're getting a lot of work in all your subjects so I want you to know that the sites below are simply suggested music activities. the sites are offering free access during the time that we are at home.

Hi everyone! No new lesson today. Please look at above links if you have time. Do not worry about music class especially if you have a lot of work in your other subjects. Stevie Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen's guitarist) has a website called teachrock. I've used his lessons with you in the past. The website is now changing gears for student use and Wednesday March 25 it's launching its new format. Many of their lessons have been on a high school level but I'm going to see if they have some that I think you'll enjoy.

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