Singing in Two Parts
Students will perform the song “The Ghost of John” with two vocal parts. Sample ostinati are included in this Booklet. The teacher and class also may create their own ostinato. Students should have learned the song and the vocal ostinato and performed them together in a class period prior to the assessment. During this assessment, students will be divided into groups of two, with one student singing the song and the other student singing the ostinato. Students then will reflect briefly on their performances, describing what they feel they did well or areas in which they could improve.
The teacher could allow both students in the pair to perform both parts (the ostinato and the song), but the time allowed for this activity would need to be doubled. The performance of each student will be video recorded for scoring later using the scoring rubric included. Students’ scores can be recorded in the MAEIA Classroom Score Summary provided on page 8 of the Teacher Booklet.
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