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J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Sarabande and Gigue form Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828
Challenge your music students 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, students choose three of six given terms, explain them, and identify them in a piece of their choice.
Johann Sebastian Bach
In this music history activity, students read and analyze an article on Johann Sebastian Bach and then answer twelve comprehension questions about the composer.
Johan Sebastian Bach
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?"
Arts in a Spin Qualities of the Baroque Style
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.
Draw Johann Sebastian Bach
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.
Classical Music Appreciation
Young scholars, using excerpts from Bach's 'The Hunting Catata', examine the folk traditions of singing lullabies.
Teaching Two-Part Inventions with Notation Software
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."
Johann Sebastian Bach
For this music worksheet, students read a short essay about Johann Sebastian Bach. They write a composition about Bach's musical style and compare the traits of his music with those common to the Baroque period.
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.
SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA NO.3
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.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 4)
Students 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.
Reading Comprehension: Back
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Bach, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
"Ricercare" from Musical Offering by J.S. Bach
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.
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
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.
Pop Culture Icons: Medieval Music
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 worksheet, students read 33 questions about Alban Berg: Violin Concerto. Students also answer 3 extended questions.
"Gigue" From Suite in D by Philipp Telemann
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, 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.
A HYMN FOR THE CLASSROOM
Students practice hymn singing and participate as singers in the choir and as accompanists in the bell choir.
Dance: African Drumming
Students evaluate the messages in music. In this communication through music lesson, students listen to various musical selections and determine the message being conveyed in the song. Then, students create their own message as they pretend to be drummers in an African village.