Music Appreciation Teacher Resources
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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
African Music Quiz
Quiz your class on the wonders of African music. There are approximately 25 questions broken into five sections, each section focuses on a different aspect of music applied to African music elements. Quiz topics include African music, the Hatsiatsa, general knowledge, instruments, and listening.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 72 Downloads
The Baroque Music Period
Music appreciation can start very early and providing a historical context makes music more meaningful. Present this information to your students to help them understand the people, music, and instruments common to the Baroque Period. This presentation is well-organized and easy to follow.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 53 Downloads
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 32 Views 49 Downloads
History of Rock: Lecture 3
How did technology influence rock music? A thorough presentation outlines the history of rock, beginning with the technological advances that made it possible. It discusses Country, Blues, Hillbilly, and Early Rock music in terms of how one influenced the other, social impact, and progression.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 77 Downloads
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies Fly, they then move in time to the music to show what triple meter looks like.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 25 Downloads
Critical Listening: Music Vocabulary
The school band or orchestra analyzes their own performance after exploring musical terminology. They listen to a classical piece and describe it using only words. They look up musical terminology and then use those words to compare and contrast two musical pieces.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 39 Downloads
Music History: Venice and Vivaldi
Venice, the birthplace of classical music and amazing composers. Discover a bit about life in Venice and the contributions of the composer, Vivaldi. Information regarding his life, his musical contributions, and a break down of his piece The Four Seasons are discussed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 21 Downloads
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout each region based on folk music traditions.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 17 Downloads
"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Mozart was an amazing composer and "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" was one of his best-loved orchestral pieces. This handout provides a brief description of the instruments for which it was written, and how each section and part should be played as the piece progresses.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 45 Downloads
Get out the text-book, and CD player to teach a lesson on Mozart. Afterward, you can administer this quiz which requires learners to complete 20 short-answer questions related to Mozart's life, operas, music, and general music terminology.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 54 Downloads
The History of the "Blues"
Take a quick tour through the history of Blues. Elementary learners will find this presentation easy to understand and full of interesting information. There are web links that direct viewers to additional information but none that provide examples of what the Blues sound like.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 45 Downloads
Peter and the Wolf: A Russian Fairy Tale
A wonderful presentation explains a musical fairy tale. Perfect for an independent work station or as a link to send home for homework, this slideshow comes equipped with full audio. Each character, theme, and instrument from the piece Peter and the Wolf is described.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 42 Downloads
A Musical Textures Activity
Students identify textures in music. In this music appreciation lesson, students listen to a variety of classical music pieces and identify components of musical textures including monophony, homophony, polyphony, and heterophony.
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 39 Views 178 Downloads
Fifth graders explore music appreciation by identifying music rhythms and notes. In this music reading lesson, 5th graders discover the different musical scales and practice memorizing them in class. Students research music information on the web and utilize their recorder instruments to play Jingle Bells.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 57 Views 178 Downloads
"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then complete a crossword puzzle about Prokofiev.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads