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A Pentatonic Scale Activity
The famous Japanese tune, "Cherry Blooms" was composed using a pentatonic scale. Budding musicians explore the nature and theory behind the pentatonic scale as well as the East Asian music it is commonly used in. Multiple extensions are suggested for learners with musical experience, as well as adaptations for those with very little experience.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 31 Downloads
Lesson 3: Behind the Movie Chicago
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students practice combining relative pitch and reading music. They create, read and perform music on their own as they combine music and art to the concepts of differing pitches and reading music. Each student present their creations to their classmates.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Caribbean Beats and Blends
Introduced your budding musicians to a variety of Caribbean music and rhythms. Listed in the lesson are four different songs, each available via web links. The class plays, sings, and moves along to each of the songs to practice rhythm, singing, and instrumentation.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Caribbean Beats and Blends: A Global Sound Lesson
Students listen and respond to various forms of Caribbean music. In this music and culture lesson, students clap rhythms and respond to a sung call. Lyrics are analyzed for language blends and repetition. Music and culture from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, and St.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Pupils analyze the concept of democracy. In this democratic values lesson, students analyze the lyrics of selected popular music that address issues that challenge the role of United States as a world leader. Pupils create exhibits that share their visions of American democracy.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Two Traditional Korean Songs
Students investigate Korean music. In this music lesson, students listen to two Korean folk songs, "Arirang" and "Doraji," and compare them to each other. Students discuss the musical similarities between the two songs.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
"Andante" From Rhapsody in Blue
In this classical music worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Andante" from Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Students read a biography of the composer. Students unscramble the names of musical instruments and write an acrostic poem about the music.
5th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 55 Downloads
The Art of Improvisation: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Students study the ideas of free jazz and improvisation. In this music analysis lesson, students read about the Rova Saxophone Quartet and learn about the art of improvisation. Students discuss and practice the methodology to the music technique.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Third graders examine the relationships between rhythm and math, tone color and science, form and geography, melody and art, and harmony and social studies. Why, they are like cousins! Students, in groups, present projects demonstrating this fact.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Music, Slavery, and the Civil War
Students explore the role of the spiritual played during the period of slavery and the Civil War. They listen to and analyze various forms of spirituals They gain an awareness of how music reflects cultures and social issues.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
A Level Notes
In this music instructional activity, students identify and define musical vocabulary terms from the Neo-Renaissance period of time. They research about Palestrina and the Mass. Students also identify what is meant by the term 'Leitmotif.'
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads