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Ty's One-Man Band


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Order Number: 126.0015
Theme: Recognizing that music is everywhere enables people to create and enjoy it as an important part of life.
 
On a hot, humdrum day Ty meets a mysterious man who uses a washboard, comb, spoons, and a pail to create a one-man band out of thin air.
 
LeVar explores a concert in the park where he discovers a rap-band, doo-wa group, jazz band, and salsa band — all different types of music. An a capella singing group and the talented Ben Vereen add to the mix. A visit with Reading Rainbow’s music director shows how he performs magic with a music synthesizer.
Author: Mildred Pitts Walter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Field Trip Segments
Meet Ben Vereen
– Ben Vereen sings and dances in a park to the song “It Sounds Like Music to Me”.
Fortune – A cappella singers of the group “Fortune” sing and harmonize in the park.
Let’s Make Music! – LeVar introduces us to Steve Horelick, Reading Rainbow music director, he shows how he uses a keyboard and computer to create music and sounds. Later, Steve’s song about sounds is animated.

Review Books: Making Musical Things by Ann Wiseman; The Amazing Bone by William Steig; The Banza by Diane Wolkstein.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum. 
Science Concepts: sound, vibration, pitch, tension, modeling, comparison.

 
Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use and  b) public performance.

Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV
Series #126
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