Compositional Devices Teacher Resources
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A Musical Composition Experience
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F, or G major or relative minor keys.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 47 Downloads
High School Lesson Plan
Students compose and arrange music within specific guidelines. They # identify and explain compositional devices and techniques used in a musical work. They compare and contrast the use of those techniques between different compositions.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Jazz in America Lesson Plan 5
Students survey Bebop and identify the basic terms associated with jazz.They experience the music of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday and participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of American culture in the 1940s and early '50s.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 15 Downloads
Jazz in America Lesson Plan 8
Students explore the present and juture of jazz. They identify terms associated with jazz and listen to contemporary recordings. They participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of American culture in the 1990s and 2000s.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Patterns in Musical Composition: Intermediate - Level Young Composers Concert
Seventh graders work in groups and choose a song from a packet. They discuss ways they could alter the melody to create a variation. Groups experiment with their melodies and notate onto staff paper. Students practice performing their variations, and put on a concert.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Jazz in America Lesson Plan 7
The student will explore free jazz, fusion, and contemporary jazz. They will listen to avant garde, fusion, and pop recordings. In addition, they participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of American culture in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Tuning the World One Note at a Time
Students investigate music around the world and work with a photographer to understand elements of photography. In this photography lesson, students visit a dance hall and interview the dancers. Students gather ideas and create a video about music and dance around the world.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 10 Downloads
Storytellers: The Dixie Chicks
Students compare/contrast compositional devises. They describe events occurring within a musical example. Students explain the roles of creators, performers, and others involved in music productions and presentations.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
Students explore the conventions of portraiture and the technique of photo-montage. In this art analysis lesson, students define portraiture and analyze the pictured pieces of art. Students make a photo-montage portrait or caricature as well as a self-portrait.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Students analyze portraiture for their symbolic aspects. In this portraiture analysis lesson plan, students explore the conventions of portraiture such as costume, gesture, expression, pose, and background. Students analyze how symbols add meaning in portraits and plan a portrait for someone they know.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The World is our Stage: Real Life Inspires Dance Making and Performance
Tenth graders examine various dances focused on issues faced by society. While viewing, they identify and analyze the movements and how they relate to the sociocultural issues. To complete the lesson, they develop their own dance with costumes describing their own feelings about one issue.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 49 Downloads
Chance (Probability) Operations in Dance Composition -
Eighth graders investigate modern-dance choreographer Merce Cunningham's historically significant contribution to dance-making history. Specifically, 8th graders explore and practice Merce Cunningham's choreographic use of chance operations (probability), through kinesthetic and movement exploration.
8th Math 10 Views 13 Downloads