Music Theory Teacher Resources
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Syncopation and Rhythm in Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Rap Music
Learners recognize and clap the syncopated rhythmic beat of a rap song and identify recurring rhythmic pattern in the excerpt of "Dance of the Adolescents" from Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 4 Downloads
Composing a Warm-Up
Seventh graders compose a series of melodic motifs that can be used as vocal warm-ups. Using proper melodic and rhythmic notation allows students to exercise their abilities to navigate a staff and meter. This demonstrates if they are able to modify according to changing musical challenges.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 39 Downloads
The Classical Period
Sixth graders are introduced to the classical period in music history. After listening to examples, they identify and describe the characteristics of music during this time period and research the main composers. Using the internet, they discover how the harpsichord evolved into the piano.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 48 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
Voice-Leading for Roots
High schoolers discover how to write four-part harmony between two chords whose roots are a perfect fourth (or the inverted perfect fifth) apart. They identify the common tone between chords and analyze the bass movement of two chords.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 4 Downloads
Students listen to Haydn's "Surprise" and use the score to create themes and variations with other rhythms. They create poems using Haydn's rhythm in the symphony and research his life. They also use "body percussion" to play parts of the symphony.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 32 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
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 for the fifth grade classroom uses the Orff method.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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