Music Appreciation Teacher Resources
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"Twilight" Music Provides Link Between Past And Present
Music appreciation lessons can use modern phenomena like "Twilight" to motivate students.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 2)
Students, using excerpts from Mozart's 'Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major', explore the ability of music to spark the imagination of the listener.
Classical Music Appreciation
Young scholars, using excerpts from Bach's 'The Hunting Catata', examine the folk traditions of singing lullabies.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 1)
Young scholars listen to, analyze, and describe excerpts from Benjamin Britten's, 'Finale From the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. They listen to the entire piece, and identify the different instruments by their sound.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 6)
Students, using excerpts from 'Symphony 5' and 'Symphony 9', compare and contrast between two of Beethoven's works.
Classical Musical Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 2)
Fourth graders, using excerpts from Smetana's 'The Moldau', explore musical description and use pictures to represent musical events.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 6)
Fourth graders, using excerpts from Telemann's 2nd movement of the 'Recorder Suite in A Minor', examine solo works, the recorder, and the science of music.
Classical Musical Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 1)
Students, using excerpts from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, identify meaningful themes in music and consider power of aural symbols.
Classical Music Appreciation
Students listen to music from Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance. They participate in a mock graduation in which they share their greatest accomplishment.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 3)
Students, using excerpts from Chopin's 'Waltz in C Minor', explore the waltz form and discuss how art and culture are shaped by historical events.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 1)
Students examine theme, tempo, and musical mood through the exploration of 'Flight of the Bumblebee'. They discuss the theme, role-play bees while listening to the music, list title variations, and simulate a variation.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 3)
Learners demonstrate the events and feelings of spring through movement. They listen to and discuss Vivaldi's 'Spring,' from The Four Seasons, and act out the events in the music.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)
Students explore the classical music excerpt, 'Sunrise,' by Maurice Ravel. They listen to the excerpt, analyze the musical piece, participate in a visualization, and create an illustration of the sunrise depicted in the music.
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.
Sights and Sounds of Sakura in Japan
Sixth graders discover the springtime sakura celebration in Japan. In this music appreciation lesson, 6th graders perform the Japanese folk song "Sakura" and write haiku regarding sakura.
Classical Music Aprpreciation
Students listen to pieces of classical music by Handel and Palestrina. They explore the concepts of timbre and polyphony. In groups, they are to identify when different tones of music are being played.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 4)
Students, using excerpts from Strauss's 'Also Sprach Zarathustra', develop listening skills by using a 'music map' to identify musical events.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 3)
Students explore the expression of mood through music and visual art. They listen to a piece by Mussorgsky, discuss the events in the musical piece, and map out the events in the music with drawings.
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 5)
Fourth graders, using excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Flight of the Bumblebee', explore 'bee havior' and link habits of bees to the musical selection
Music of the Romantic Period
Designed for a music appreciation course, here's a presentation that would also work well with high school humanities classes. Slides present the major composers, detail the characteristic of Romantic music (expressive tone color, colorful harmonies, expanded dynamics, etc.) and present a list of illustrative works. The resource list alone is worth a look.