Music Theory Teacher Resources
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Music of the Middle East
Explore the cultural and religious influences that have shaped music in the Middle East. Classical and traditional music styles are covered in terms of instrumentation and music theory. This slide show would be appropriate for a music history or social studies class.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 29 Downloads
Lesson 4: Behind the Movie Chicago
The elements of music and journalistic integrity in one instructional activity; What could be better? The class discusses journalistic approaches to better understand responsible reporting versus sensationalism. They watch the Act One from the film Chicago stopping to discuss the part tabloid reporters play in the story.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Rhythmical Phrases and Sentences
Get ready to write some music! First learners practice identifying and creating rhythmic phrases and sentences, then they get acquainted with the G Major scale. Finally, they compose a jingle on human rights. A well-organized music instructional activity, sure to inspire great songs.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Mock Instrumental Audition
Young scholars will engage in a mock audition. In this audition awareness lesson plan, students prepare a musical selection which they will perform at a mock audition. This lesson plan contains a several rubrics, sheet music, and spans 7 days culminating in the mock audition.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads
Music Basketball Basics
Students review what they already know about music theory. In groups, they research the information more in depth and place the information on note cards. They participate in a game of basketball in which the music theory material is tested and if answered correctly, they score a basket.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 53 Downloads
Students explore Indian ragas and learn the differences between an Indian raga and the Western scale. They sing the familiar song "America," first in the Western major scale and then in two Indian ragas (bhairavi and purvi) on a neutral syllable, in order to identify differences in whole- and half-step patterns between an Indian raga and the Western scale.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads
Making CD's from MIDI Compositions
Students complete their own composition (ABA song form, C Major scale, 32-60 measures) using the keyboard and sequencing software on the computer to playback the song. They fill in answers in their workbooks and watch how to transfer their compositions from MIDI file to CD Audio files.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students explore music theory by discussing a classic song. In this musical notation instructional activity, students listen to the song "My Favorite Things" and discuss and share their personal tastes with the class. Students practice writing notes on music charts and view the music charts for "My Favorite Things.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
New Review Overhead Transparencies
Classroom and studio music instructors will find this packet of 10 transparencies of major value. Images of treble and bass clefs, notes and rests, note values, time signatures, and music language are included. Nothing minor about this resource.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
Illustration # 5: Phone Number Melodies
Fourth graders create their own melodies by making up a phone number with the numbers of the C major scale (the number 9 will be played by double the C at an octave. Students are encouraged to end their piece with V, I progression in addition to the end of their melody.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Making Key Signatures Simple
Participants analyze the key signatures to music theory. They include the following nine events: gain attention, inform learner of objective, recall prior knowledge, present material, provide guided learning, elicit performance, provide feedback, assess performance and enhance retention and transfer.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Fifth Grade Music: Lesson 3 - Unison and Harmony
Fifth graders sing the syllables and pitches of the C major scale, and sing Do - Re - Mi in two-part harmony. They discuss the definition for round and canon, and contrast gamelan music of the Spice Islands with reggae from Jamaica.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students practice using keyboard and sequencing software to expand their compositions. They use the notes in the C Major Scale and playback their song written in an ABA song form. They complete pages in a basic piano workbook and discuss different versions of their songs played by the computer.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Exploring Pentatonic Scales
What better way to teach pentatonic scales than to have them playing while you define them? This slide-show includes simple yet correct descriptions of five note scales in C, G, and F major as well as examples for learners to hear.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 22 Downloads
What is a parallel harmony? You and your class can explore musical terminology through song. You define what a parallel harmony is, the class identifies parallel harmony in music they hear, and then you all sing some examples together. Sheet music is included.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Grow a Musical Instrument
Music, culture, social studies, and plant growth all in one! Kids explore the various type of traditional African instruments that are made out of gourds. They then grow their own gourds and use them to create a wide variety of African style instruments.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 66 Views 81 Downloads