Melody Teacher Resources
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Using Poetry As inspiration for Composition
A reading of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meter of a poem and that of a melody. Composers, including many popular musicians like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, often use poetry as inspiration for melodies.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 28 Downloads
Classical Period: Understanding Four-Bar Sequences
Her is an interesting topic, as well as a great way to teach it! You'll find two worksheets on this link, one for the teacher, and one for the learner. Worksheet one describes how classical composers used musical repetition to make their melodies memorable: they did this by using a four-bar phrase.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 48 Downloads
Kindergarten Music Lesson
Singing, clapping, moving up and down with the melody, it all sounds like a great music lesson. Kinder-musicians sing three different songs to practice memory, speaking, and movement skills. They'll move to the melody, build memory with call and response, and then explore counting notes with blue sticks and a rhythmic song.
K Visual & Performing Arts 46 Views 268 Downloads
Set a Poem to Music
Fun awaits both you and your class as you embark on a musical activity. After discussing different rhythmic meters they choose a poem to set to music. The poem must rhyme and be set to a melody in the key of C Major. Because the activity includes syllables, reading, and rhyme it could also be adapted to help struggling readers.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 25 Downloads
Down By the Bay - Melody and Rhyme
Learners understand pitch changes. In this melody and rhyme lesson, students sing and move their bodies to show highs and lows to illustrate pitch. Learners write original verses to the song using rhyming words.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads
Spring Has Come
Using their Orff instruments, your third graders can learn to play as a music ensemble. They work together and in small groups to practice melody, harmony, and rhythm for the song, "Spring Has Come." This lesson is intended for use with the text, Spotlight on Music.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Orff musical arrangements make learning how to play music snap. The class practices playing their instruments with a focus on melody, pitch, and rhythm. They sing and pat out the rhythms of the song, "Allunde, Alluia" prior to playing the piece.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows
You've found some instructional ideas on how to teach music, using Orff instruments. The class practices rhythm, melody, and harmony as the play each part of the song. For use with the Mcmillian/Mcgraw-Hill text, Spotlight on Music.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Simple Chordal Harmony
Practice makes perfect, especially when playing a musical instrument. This lesson examines simple chordal harmony, melody, and playing with accompaniment. Learners listen to a series of songs that exemplify the concept then play a chordal harmony with a peer.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show, and then compare and contrast Wynton Marsalis' and Vince Guaraldi's arrangement of the song "Linus and Lucy.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 124 Downloads
A Musical Composition Experience
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F, or G major or relative minor keys.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 47 Downloads
Arts and culture: Music-to sing a round
Singing in a round can be a lot of fun and apparently conveys the concept of musical phrasing and melody. Budding musicians sing three South African songs as rounds. They discuss cultural diversity and musical concepts such as timbre, color, and rhythm.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 12 Downloads
Pass the Melody (K-4)
Engage your class in melody transitions by singing a familiar song and passing on the tune to the next person. Ideal for practicing smooth transitions and repetitions from one person to the next. Extend the lesson by creating a class song.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry
Explore the paradox of the universe - or, at least, of popular music - with this lesson. Using the songs "Inaudible Melodies" by Jack Johnson and "She" by Green Day, your class will complete a graphic organizer to help them understand the meaning of a literary paradox.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Melodic phrases in pieces of music are the focus of this music lesson. Young musicians study melodic phrases in vocal and instrumental music pieces. They listen to a variety of musical examples in order to identify the different phrases in each.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 87 Downloads
Rewording Nursery Rhymes
Third graders write a song. In this melody lesson, 3rd graders discuss their favorite nursery rhymes. Students sing two songs and compare their melodies. Students use the melody of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to write a Thanksgiving song
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
So You Want To Write A Pop Song
Students listen to pop songs and discuss their construction, melody, and rhythm. They observe a PowerPoint presentation describing types of songs and elements that make the song "catchy." In groups, students use a website to assist in writing a pop song.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 72 Downloads