Edvard Grieg Teacher Resources

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For this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg. Students read about the composer and the piece before answering one question.
Students read and discuss 'Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Mixing Treasures by Duke Ellington and Edvard Grieg,' exploring how jazz transformed European music and the influence jazz has had on modern music. They write musical reviews.
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature created during the Romantic Age. 
Do monsters really exist? Find out what your class thinks with these discussion questions prior to reading Beowulf. Incorporate music and a video clip into the anticipatory set to engage your learners. Take a day to search online for websites about monsters and have scholars write up reports about their findings. Afterward, each person will create his or her own monster with a background, name, and history. Have fun with these activities!
Harmony is the focus of this band lesson. Upper graders play the Star Spangled Banner, while focusing on harmony, chords, and musical voice. This lesson includes several suggested cross-curricular activities.
Students play instruments and discuss how they can become employed playing music. In this music lesson plan, students play music and respond to others playing music. They also discuss how they can have a career in playing music.
Learners explore the idea of 'monsters' in society. In this character lesson, students define what a monster is, what purpose they serve and why they are necessary. They will go on the read Beowulf and Grendel and design their own concept of what a monster is.
Ninth graders are provided with opportunities to develop the ability to assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions. They listen to examples of program music.
Jazz lessons can provide a look into history, and a way to talk about present day jazz musicians.
Halloween music lesson plans can provide students a motivating way to learn about writing, dance, and rhythm.
Students engage in a lesson that focuses on the skill of playing in harmony to play a song called Spiders. The lesson includes many different details being that it is intended for a symphony. The teacher can focus on one part or bring them together.

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