Johann Sebastian Bach Teacher Resources
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Challenge your music learners with this worksheet, which includes twenty-one questions about J.S. Bach's Sarabande and Gigue form Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828. Students compare the two sections (bars 1-12, bars 13-38) by answering questions about the introduction, motifs, and rhythmic repetition. Finally, learners choose three of six given terms, explain them, and identify them in a piece of their choice.
In this music history worksheet, students read and analyze an article on Johann Sebastian Bach and then answer twelve comprehension questions about the composer.
After reading a selection on the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, pupils utilize worksheets embedded in the packet in order to write a synopsis of his life's story. There is also a quiz on his life with questions such as: What instruments could Bach play?"
Students sketch a portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this portrait lesson, students discover the elements of drawing a face. Students manipulate curved lines and shading to create an original piece of art.
Students examine the qualities of Baroque style by viewing a video about Bach. They listen to music of the era and explore the characteristics of excessive ornamentation, contrast and tension. They complete the included worksheets.
Young scholars explore the Finale to 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 3' by Bach. They listen to the musical piece, draw a picture while listening, count the beats, and complete a worksheet.
Students listen to a recording of Suite for Orchestra No. 3 by J. S. Bach, review and recognize basic musical instruments by sight, and begin to recognize sounds of some instruments.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Bach, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
Scherzo, cappricio, divertimento, and rando are all addressed in this look into humor through this classical music presentation. The slide show is very basic, but has some good background on Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bach. The history of humor in music is covered from the Opera to Phyllis Diller. Included is a internet link section and reference list. Tip: Add background, pictures, and additional information to enhance this presentation.
Read a bit about the composer Bach and then put your class to work with this online-interactive worksheet. They unscramble 18 different names or terms related to the study of Bach. Answers are available.
Students sing pounds or partner songs. They listen for one melody in a polyphonic texture. Afterward, they use a pencil to draw the "shape" of the melody on paper.
Students compare and contrast Jamie Foxx's early musical career with the careers of J.S. Back and F.J. Haydn. They watch and discuss a segment of "VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx," listen to a hymn, and complete a worksheet.
Students, using excerpts from Bach's 'The Hunting Catata', examine the folk traditions of singing lullabies.
Students demonstrate the canon form and Bach's Two-Part Inventions by composing an aesthetically pleasing left-hand part after being given only the right hand part to J.S. Bach's Invention No. 8 in F Major. Keyboard lab suggested.
In this music worksheet, students answer 7 questions about music history. For example, "Describe the Bach influences upon Mahler in the second section of this extract."
Explore the Enlightenment period through literature, music, and autocratic rule. Each slide contains basic information on major Baroque, Classical, and political figures contemporary to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Frederick II, Joseph II, and Catherine II are all mentioned.
Students discuss style and characteristics of musical time periods as well as the definition of "pop culture." They compare and contrast modern-day popular icons to music icons throughout history. This lesson requires a video, which is not included.
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today. Two fun extensions are included.
In this music instructional activity, students read 33 questions about Alban Berg: Violin Concerto. Students also answer 3 extended questions.
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to "Gigue" from Suite in D by Philipp Telemann. Students read about the composer and the piece and complete a 14 word crossword puzzle.