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Making music try-it

Making Music Try-it [retired]

This Try-it was originally called Music, and was changed to Making Music in 1999. It was retired in 2011.

Music is the art of making sounds. Different people find different sounds pleasing to the ear. Some sounds in nature, like bird-calls, are musical.

As with all older Brownie Try-its, scouts need to complete 4 activities to earn the badge.

Move to the Music Edit

Listen to different kinds of music – fast, slow, lots of instruments or voices, one instrument or voice. Move your body to the beat of it. Twirl around. Jump up in the air. Take long leaps or make small, gentle movements. Make up movements set to music to tell a story.

Singing in Rounds Edit

To sing in rounds, groups start singing a song at different times. Practice singing "Make New Friends" or "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". Your leader, another adult, or an older Girl Scout can teach you these songs. Split into two groups. Group A sings first. When Group A reaches the second line of the song, Group B starts to sing. What other songs can be song in rounds?

Action Songs Edit

Action songs connect words, music, and hand movements. "Bingo" is one and the "Brownie Smile Song" on page 115 of your handbook is another. Teach action songs that you know to a friend. Learn a new one from a friend.

Melody Glasses Edit

Drinking glasses filled with different amounts of water can become a musical instrument.

You Will Need:

  • 8 same-size drinking glasses
  • Water
  • Spoon
  1. Number the glasses from 1 to 8.
  2. Fill each glass with the different amounts of water.
  3. Test each glass for the higher/lower notes.
  4. Try to pick out the song "Twinkle, twinkle, little star" with your glasses. If a note doesn't sound quite right add or take away a little of the water. Tap fast or slow in different places to follow the rhythm.

Music Around the World Edit

Sing the "Brownie Friend-Maker Song" set to a tune from Israel. Do you know other songs from different countries? Teach them to others.

Additional Resources Edit

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