Improvisation Teacher Resources
Find Improvisation educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 1,417 resources
Writing a Dialogue-A Jazz Conversation Using Collective Improvisation
Students examine collective improvisation in jazz music. In this music arts lesson, students use a video about a popular jazz composer to discuss the idea of collective improvisation. Students watch the videos as well as read copies of the dialogue, and discuss the examples of collective improvisation.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Improvising Music Through India, USA, and European Traditions
Students discover an Indian influence on Blues music. In this music activity, students explore improvisation and compare the traditions of different cultures and styles. Students develop the blues scale, cyclical music, and compose short variations.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Improvisational Setting - "Where are You?"
Second graders explore setting through improvisations. In this theatre lesson, 2nd graders perform a variety of improvisations in different settings and chart how they established the setting in the different environments.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Chords and Improvisation
Tenth graders identify and interpret how to recognize traditional harmonic progressions such as I-V-I in writing or performance. They experience improvising simple melodic patterns based on traditional harmonic progressions. By coupling chord identification and improvisation, 10th graders learn that a certain pitch has both melodic and harmonic attributes.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of improvisation. In groups, they practice improvising a different scenario given to them and explore the various ways people communicate with each other. To end the lesson, they reflect on the sessions in their journal.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 59 Downloads
Creative Drama and Improvisation
Spend some time exploring various components of theater such as movement, voice, staging, ensemble, improvisation, characterization, directing, technical elements, and self-concept. They perform in various improvisation exercises and experiment with characterization.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 104 Downloads
The Art of Improvisation: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Students study the ideas of free jazz and improvisation. In this music analysis instructional activity, 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
Jazz: Expression through Improvisation
Students watch a video on improvisation. They improvise original melodies over given chord progressions. They develop criteria to evaluate the merits of improvisational performances and apply the criteria in their personal listening and performing.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Students perform improvisations in front of their classmates. They have no time to prepare. The object is spontaneity. Their roles and situations are given to them on the spot and they have to react immediately. Students imaginations begin to soar and ensures richer dynamics.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
How to Make Improvised Clothing
What to do? Out in the woods without anything to wear? No worries, you can use things you've salvaged to make improvised clothing. Show this clip prior to going to science camp, to demonstrate creative thinking in action, and to show the importance of problem solving.
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads
Read then role-play the characters from story of If You Give A Pig a Pancake. Young actors use improvisation and characterization to create the characters from the story. They will also write and role play original version of the story (this can be done in a group with younger learners).
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Jazz Exploration: A Collage Project
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of art while boosting creative problem-solving and design skills.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 22 Downloads
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Students explore the various rhythmic combinations in jazz and blues music. They watch a video segment, apply a mathematical formula to calculate the number of possible rhythmic combinations, and perform a combination of notes and rhythm on a keyboard.
5th - 12th Math 20 Views 123 Downloads
Jazz: An Expression of Democracy
Students watch a video segment about the distinguishing characteristics of jazz. They describe those characteristics and the relation between the culture of jazz and democracy. They improvise simple rhythms and melodies.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads