Major, Minor Keys Teacher Resources
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Music Expresses Emotion
Singing, emotion, and music are explored by the class as they think about the expressive sounds and lyrics of each song they hear. They read, play, and sing several songs taken from musical theater productions and discuss the tones, emotions, and ways each song expresses feeling.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 67 Downloads
People, Music and Culture
Fourth graders begin the lesson by listening and singing along to various songs from different cultures. In groups, they research the ways different groups have used music to express themselves and compare and contrast them in an organizer.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 114 Downloads
Keys and Scales are Sets
Music theory lessons can be very tricky for some people. Children with a basic understanding of musical concepts take on the task of transposing music and identifying scale sets. This would be a good topic to address prior to discussing circle of fifths.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 60 Downloads
A Pentatonic Scale Activity
Learners get a taste of music theory as they explore variations of the C-Major scale. They discuss traditional music styles that often incorporate pentatonic scales in their composition, music theory, and practice. Then they use a keyboard (piano) to practice and play with variations of the scale.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 68 Downloads
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a fun lesson.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Triads - 7th Chords - Major/Minor Keys - Rhythm
Budding musicians transpose chords, identify major and minor keys, and complete measures to match the shown signatures. This resource can be used as a quiz, test, or as practice for those learning how to read and write music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 17 Views 40 Downloads
Music Review Test
Wow this is a really thorough music quiz. There are a total of seven tasks for the class to complete. They must, write the C major scale, identify notes on the staff, write four major keys based on the information provided, identify music symbols, write the intervals, and identify notes based on what they hear.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 102 Downloads
Students test people's response to different kinds of music. In this music lesson plan, students associate different cords with different feelings or moods. They then observe a video that describes different feelings related to different music.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 48 Downloads
People, Music, and Culture
Fourth graders sing, play, and listen to music from other cultures. In this cultural appreciation lesson, 4th graders compare and contrast the music of other cultures. As a culminating activity, students invent their own culture, define their culture's parameters for musical expression and compose a piece of music for their culture.
4th Social Studies & History 12 Views 63 Downloads
Music and Emotions
Learners demonstrate, through art, an understanding of emotions as heard in music. They listen to various pieces of music and also read a Dr. Seuss book. They discuss the differences found between major and minor keys in terms of emotions.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 45 Views 145 Downloads
Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature created during the Romantic Age.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 17 Views 25 Downloads
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City.
7th Social Studies & History 30 Views 55 Downloads
Music and Emotions
Students explore their feelings through music and art. In this music and arts lesson plan, students listen to My Many Colored Days and choose a color to go with each emotion. Students also describe their emotions while listening to various classical pieces of music.
K - 4th Language Arts 23 Views 25 Downloads
Style and Setting in Music
Eighth graders investigate how historical events tie to musical periods of the past and present (setting), how larger works can contain smaller sections, how to listen for these smaller sections, how to identify major tonalities (keys) and how music vocabulary is used in the process.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 50 Downloads
Patriotic Music: Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue
Middle schoolers examine the patriotic songs of the 1940's and compare them to those of today. They identify elements that classify a song as patriotic, listen to several examples and complete Venn diagrams contrasting different examples.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 58 Downloads
Composing a Warm-Up
Seventh graders compose a series of melodic motifs that can be used as vocal warm-ups. Using proper melodic and rhythmic notation allows students to exercise their abilities to navigate a staff and meter. This demonstrates if they are able to modify according to changing musical challenges.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 39 Downloads
The Bleeding Edge
Students read about Loren Chasse who is a sound artist. In this sound art lesson plan, students research sound art and then participate in activities such as listening and recording music, researching websites, and listening to the environment.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 31 Downloads