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Fifth graders listen to various genres of music and identify which elements of music or qualities of each genre make it unique.  In this unique music style lesson, 5th graders develop and understand their own musical preferences and appreciate the musical preferences of others.  
Students study the work of David Grisman and American blue grass music. In this blue grass music lesson plan, students research the origins of this music genre, and then participate in activities including researching oral traditions, play tunes, and writing their own music.
Students add tonic and harmony to mi-re-do compositions. They review the steps in the Solfege method and create their own melody with these elements. They perform their song to the class.
Fifth graders listen to various genres of music and identify which elements of music or qualities of each genre make it unique. They also learn appropriate audience responses to performances of various music genres.
Venice, the birthplace of classical music and amazing composers. Discover a bit about life in Venice and the contributions of the composer, Vivaldi. Information regarding his life, his musical contributions, and a break down of his piece The Four Seasons are discussed. A list of musical terms is defined in the context of the presentation. 
Students examine influences on the creation and development of music.
Students examine the math that is involved with musical scales. They complete questions and discuss with classmates.
Students explore the music concepts of ryhthm, melody, form, and harmony in a three-lesson unit. They listen to the Viennese Music Clock and demonstrate moving to the beat, create improvised melodies, and play percussion accompaniment.
Students examine technological advancements in music and broadcast over the decades.
In this Medieval music instructional activity, 8th graders read about the instruments and parts of the music, including harmony, melody, and unison. They answer 7 homework questions based on the reading.
Eighth graders investigate how historical events tie to musical periods of the past and present (setting), how larger works can contain smaller sections, how to listen for these smaller sections, how to identify major tonalities (keys) and how music vocabulary is used in the process.
Students use the internet to research musical periods and composers. They examine how Medieval and Renaissance instruments worked and compare how they sounded. They discover the criteria to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Students recognize different sounds produced from different sources and how the sounds vary. They recognize different rhythms and how the speed of musical notes differs.
In this music history learning exercise, students learn about the musical style and instrumentation in the years between 500-1450. Students read several informative paragraphs and answer 7 questions.
Students identify musical sites that are worthy of being included as units of the National Parks System. They anthologize American music from primitive times to today.
High schoolers discuss aesthetics using an existing and student-created program music. They describe music, propose meanings in music and defend their points of view.They also describe and defend music and visual arts representations of subject matter not related to the arts.
Young scholars write periodic reviews of their musical progress while preparing for a concert. Given specific criteria, students listen to and critique music, analyzing progress. After a performance, classmates observe a video and write a final musical review of the concert.
Seventh graders discover their cultural and musical identities by collecting data and make journal entries. They create music artist booklet highlighting their musical tastes. Students perform music selection for an audience.
Fourth graders sing, play, and listen to music from other cultures. In this cultural appreciation lesson, 4th graders compare and contrast the music of other cultures. As a culminating activity, students invent their own culture, define their culture's parameters for musical expression and compose a piece of music for their culture.
Students identify musical characteristics of gospel and sing a gospel selection. They practice the call and response technique. After going through individual parts, they sing the entire song with piano accompaniment.

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