11/21/17 The Ducks, Jellyfish and Buffalo are continuing to learn about Melody. We started learning a song called the "Barnyard Song" a few weeks ago. Sometimes this song is called "I Bought Me A Cat". In this song we sang about three animals- a cat, a hen and a duck. Each animal says something in the song (as you can see from the picture). First we figured out the rhythm of what each animal says and played it on the drums. Then we figured out the shape of the melody of what each animals says and played that on the bells! We talked about rhythm versus melody and why drums are a good instrument to play rhythms (because drums just play one sound) and bells are a good instrument to play a melody (because melodies move up and down). Listen to the recordings here to hear the difference between the drums and the bells. The Penguins are missing music class today for the "Turkey Trot" so I am hoping to have a recording of them playing the melody next week!