Music Theory Teacher Resources
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Name That Tune!
Students participate in a month-long project at home involving tunes they have already learned and their parents. Using easily recognized songs they know how to play with their instruments, they play a few lines to their parents, and their parents identify the song being played.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2008)
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students listen to a passage and study a graphic and answer comprehension questions. Students then compose a letter using information from both passages.
9th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 17 Downloads
Students explore music theory by reading children's stories in class. In this Jazz history lesson, students read several books about Jazz and identify the famous saxophonist Charlie Parker. Students collaborate in groups and participate in a music scavenger hunt.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
The American Five - Pentatonic scales in early American melodies
Through vocal warm-ups and exercises, budding musicians will attempt to grasp the five pentatonic scales, commonly used in early American songs. They'll sing and work to identify the pitch, tone, melody, and scales being expressed in the Aaron Copland songs, "Appalachian Spring Simple Gifts" and "Fanfare for the Common Man.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Voice-Leading for Roots-A P4 Apart
Students follow a set of steps to fill in four-part harmony for chords. Students further practice writing the three upper voices with a given bass note, using the methods discussed and demonstrated by the teacher.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Music Notation and Rhythm Patterns
Students access a music theory program on the Internet in order to identify notes and rhythm patterns. They practice these notes and rhythm patterns before they perform. Assessment is based on each students' performance and etiquette.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students warm up by playing rhythm and tonal patterns. They perform Pachelbel's canon and recognize written musical symbols such as cres., leggero, arco, Grandioso, allegro vivo, rall, div, poco rit, and legato. As the band performs, students correctly execute the proper dynamics and phrasing indicated in the song and follow the directions of the conductor.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Roll on, Columbia
Budding musicians practice keeping rhythm, playing Orff instruments, and following musical orchestration. They work as a team to play the song "Roll on, Columbia" while keeping time. There are specific instructions for each type of instrument played in the piece.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fifth graders sing and play the song "Amazing Grace" using soprano and alto glockenspiels, soprano, alto, and bass metallophones, finger cymbals, and triangles. This general music lesson plan for the fifth grade classroom uses the Orff method.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx, Lesson 3
Students examine the blues, poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, and the 12-bar blues form. They watch a segment from the video, "VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx," participate in a class discussion, and listen to songs by Ray Charles and a poem by Langston Hughes.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
A la puerta del cielo
The song played in this lesson plan requires numerous pattern changes. To help learners along, they are instructed to sing each part before it is played. Each part is practiced in small groups and then as an ensemble using Orff instruments and arrangement.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
When I Was Young
The woodblock, xylophone, and metallophone are the focus of this Orff ensemble music arrangement. Kids practice playing their instruments keeping rhythm, pitch, and harmony as the focus of the lesson. They echo the teacher by patting a rhythm on their laps, then play their parts of the song, "When I Was Young.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads