In December, the students were inspired by a spoof of Adele’s hit song “Hello,” performed by Jimmy Fallon, Adele, and house band The Roots. Check it out!
The students loved the video, seeing the similarities between it and “RockFriday” in our classroom, where we take popular songs and arrange it in a way that all students can participate no matter what their skill level is. So we decided to borrow Jimmy Fallon’s arrangement, and make it work for an ensemble music class. Here is our arrangement! We only had two days to rehearse and film, so it is pretty easy to pull together!
Want to learn how we did it? Use these video below as a resource for the pitched instruments. The students created their own harmonies, and listened to the original version to determine percussion.