Music Theory Teacher Resources
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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
Rehearsal and Sightreading Techniques
Eighth graders prepare the two pieces "American Celebration" and "Patriotic Bits and Pieces" for an upcoming performance. This instructional activity is a forty-five minute instructional activity geared towards a middle school advanced band (8th Grade).
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students complete a Venn Diagram. In this research lesson, students learn about the field of biomusicology and use the Internet to discover what scientists are researching today. Students create and fill in a Venn Diagram where they compare music and science and how they work together in biomusicology.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students explore music theory by reading children's stories in class. In this Jazz history lesson plan, 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 5 Views 18 Downloads
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
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
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
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
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