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Young scholars read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about ancient musical tunes that have been found in a church in Scotland. They assess key vocabulary terms found within the article and compose lyrics for a song after answering a variety of comprehension questions.
Students listen to a piece a music before working on addition problems that uses musical notes. They review note values before completing problems that use notes to represent whole numbers and fractions depending on the grade levels.
For this music worksheet, students investigate gamelan music of Bali and in particular a piece by Bela Bartok. Students read about the history and unique instrumentation and answer 8 questions. Note: It appears that students need access to this piece of music for listening.
High schoolers examine how the creation and performance of music is affected by contextual influences. They specifically examine anthems and discuss the elements that contribute to that musical genre and how the nature of a piece of music may change over time.
If you have the McMillan/McGraw-Hill text, Spotlight on Music and access to Orff instruments, you should consider this lesson. It provides an outline for you to use when instructing 5th graders in music orchestration. 
Students gain an understanding of relationships between music and language arts. They analyze a story and create a musical composition that reflects and enhances the story. The musical accompaniment will be produced in a book on tape.
First graders practice the song "Tinker, Tailor" using percussion instruments, Orff instruments, and their voices in this Music activity for the 1st grade. The activity is intended for use within an Orff unit of study and includes step-by-step instructions.
Discuss tastes, biases, informed opinions, and critical analysis as you discover the works of Andy Warhol. You'll show your class a series of slides that depict multiple aspects of constructing a critical response to art. Vocabulary, examples, and real-life situations are used to help learners understand all that goes into responding to music, art, or literature in a critical and thoughtful way.
In small groups and then as a class, young musicians compare and contrast two pieces from the musical film Chicago. They pair up to look at the elements that make each piece similar and define the elements or arrangements that make them different. They use their understanding of music to compose a new version of one of the songs.
Students create unique sounds using different instruments.  In this energy instructional activity, students read and define several vocabulary terms such as heat, energy transfer and thermal equilibrium.  Students utilize several household objects to create an instrument capable of playing three distinct tones while describing how it works.
Pupils practice singing with correct posture. They sight read music and sing in choral harmony. Students identify the characteristics of a melody and examine the style of Southern Baptist hymns.
Use this Orff orchestration for learners in the second grade. Kids line up like a train while singing the song, "Engine Engine Number Nine" and playing their Orff instruments. This musical arrangement is intended for use with sand blocks, cabasa, and cow bell. 
Third graders recognize a round in singing groups and apply to choreography movements.  In this rounds lesson, 3rd graders memorize movements with songs at specific places.  Students perform a three part round.
Hone those musical ears to identify consonance and dissonance in music being played live or on a recording. Learners will work through four activities where they will listen to consonant and dissonant notes being played first by the teacher, then via recording. The concepts are then applied as they compose a piece using both consonant and dissonant tones. Suggestions are included for every grade.
An outstanding activity on music awaits your young composers! They learn about patterns found in music, the different sections of an orchestra, and see the differences between musicians and a composer. Excellent streamed videos and good worksheets are included in this outstanding lesson plan.
Students understand information and stories contained in patriotic songs. In this patriotic music lesson, students participate in grade appropriate lessons to understand the music and lyrics of patriotic songs. Students perform the patriotic songs.
Learners describe the sounds, moods and styles of two different types of music. After reading an article, they discover how a journalist uses language to describe and give feelings to the music. They review a type of music of interest to them and research its cultural resonance.
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-activity unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each activity includes a listening, discussion, and an art project to engage your class in understanding the music and the composer, while working on descriptive vocabulary and creative thinking skills. 
Students integrate the patterns of Fibonacci into music. In this geometry lesson, students apply the concepts of recursion, pattern and Phi or Golden Ratio to composing and playing music on various instruments. They lesson is co-taught with a music teacher.
Students listen to the music of Coldplay to explore the band.

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