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Learners look at a piece of art to make connections between early Baroque art and Baroque music. In this art and music lesson, students focus on the painting The Boy Violinist, by Hendrick Terbrugghen. They listen to the music to determine its mood before comparing and discussing the mood portrayed in the painting. They create an original mood painting.
Learners research the various music composers of the Baroque music period. They conduct Internet research, take notes about their selected composer, and write an essay that includes important information about their composer.
Students identify the style of structureof Baroque music. They also identify some of the themes noticed in the music. Students hypothesize about the historical period of selected pieces following identification of major stylistic elements of Baroque music.
Students examine the qualities of Baroque style by viewing a video about Bach. They listen to music of the era and explore the characteristics of excessive ornamentation, contrast and tension. They complete the included worksheets.
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today. Two fun extensions are included.
Fourth graders study Baroque composers. In this music lesson, rotate trough three stations, collecting information on particular Baroque composers. Worksheets, information cards, and procedure included.
Students recognize western music from a specific time period. In this music lesson, students become familiar with the works of composers of the time period they are studying and create a timeline of the composers works. Students can identify characteristics of that composers work.
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies Fly, they then move in time to the music to show what triple meter looks like. This integrated lesson plan includes extensions and adaptations to include every learner.
Young scholars identify musical characteristics of baroque, jazz, and psychedelic music. They arrange traditional music into the style of baroque, jazz, and psychedelic music.
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations that represent one of the three music periods. An extensive link list to various music videos and audio clips is available.
Fifth graders work in groups in order to research a specific music era or dance style to share with the class. They have studied different music styles that are included in the lesson and now they have the choice to research one. There is a test included in this lesson for assessment purposes.
Budding musicians determine the differences in style between the various periods in choral music. They engage in a class discussion, read one of the suggested materials, then perform a choral piece from a specific time in history.
Music appreciation can start very early and providing a historical context makes music more meaningful. Present this information to your students to help them understand the people, music, and instruments common to the Baroque Period. This presentation is well-organized and easy to follow. You know what they say about a good PowerPoint, if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine Kline Nachtmusik also helps learners along.
Students explore the various emblems, symbols, and attributes in the Renaissance and Baroque art periods. In this art language lesson, students discuss and pronounce vocabulary words. Students read a French song and listen to music from Ratatouille with students identifying symbols in it. Students explore the life and art of Laurent de la Hure and analyze his "Allegory of Arithmetic." Students create an expressive work of art using symbols.
Fourth graders, using excerpts from Telemann's 2nd movement of the 'Recorder Suite in A Minor', examine solo works, the recorder, and the science of music.
Learners explore the music alphabet. They step up from any letter of the musical alphabet. Students practice stepping up or skipping from various letters within the musical alphabet.
Students observe and discuss the following musical terms and their symbols: staff, measure, bar line, double bar line, treble clef, bass clef, time signature, common time, cut time, quarter note, half note, dotted half note, whole note, etc. They then complete a worksheet to practice what they have studied.
Students study about musical instruments and group them into these categories: percussion, strings, woodwinds, and brass. After discussing these instruments, they independently complete the worksheet.