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Princess Music

What is princess music?  Before we could find the music, we had to determine what and who a princess is. The children identified that a princess is a female with long hair, a long dress, and nice shoes.  We viewed images of woman, from all over the world, dressed in their traditional attire to help define a princess.  The children said that a princess does not just have to be a Disney princess.  All of these women were considered princesses.  It was interesting to see that the music associated with these women's culture was not always considered princess music.  After listening to each piece of music, the children would vote as to whether or not the music was deemed princess music.  The results:  opera music-split decision, Chinese opera music-unanimous "yes" and Pow Wow music was a definitive "no".

The children also used the smart board to identify how each piece of music made them feel.  Next week, we will continue to look at music and instruments from around the world.



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