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Playing percussive instruments is fun! It also helps kids understand music instruction, rhythm, and playing together. The class uses Orff instruments to practice, then performs the song, "Achshav." The songs for this and other lessons like this are found in the text, Spotlight on Music.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Singing: "I Mailed Myself to You"
Keeping a steady beat, singing soft, loud, and in unison - sounds like music class to me! First graders practice these skills while listening to the song, "I Mailed Myself to You" for Valentine's Day. This is a simple and age appropriate music lesson perfect any time of the year.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads
Kindergarten Music Lesson
Singing, clapping, moving up and down with the melody, it all sounds like a great music lesson. Kinder-musicians sing three different songs to practice memory, speaking, and movement skills. They'll move to the melody, build memory with call and response, and then explore counting notes with blue sticks and a rhythmic song.
K Visual & Performing Arts 37 Views 262 Downloads
Opera and American Musical Theatre
Fifth graders explore similarities and differences in opera and American musical theater. They explore the characteristics of both genres and create original dramatic presentations of either opera or American musical theater to share with the entire class.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 57 Downloads
Music in Words
Your class can build strong, well-represented opinions about the music they hear. They listen to, and share thoughts about, a piece of classical music. Then they write a piece of music or a poem, and analyze their peers' work and their own creative processes.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 72 Views 533 Downloads
Student Composers with Music Ace
Students compose short compositions using Doodle Pad. In this Musical composition lesson, students a clef and note lines to prior knowledge of the treble clef and note lines to write short songs on the computer. Students use Music Ace software (the Doodle Pad component) to complete their compositions.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 66 Downloads
Little ones can listen and follow along with the images to practice making rhythmic patterns. They clap and play to a variety of simple beats. This is a great way to build coordination, listening skills, pattern recognition, and music appreciation.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
Learning AB Form: Music
Third grade musicians play Orff instruments while they learn about the AB Form. First they learn part A of a song, then they listen to when the song changes. After they understand the concept of AB form, they learn to play part B. Note: Several songs are mentioned but not included.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 30 Downloads
Engine Engine Number Nine: Music
Use this Orff orchestration for learners in the second grade. Kids line up like a train while singing the song, "Engine Engine Number Nine" and playing their Orff instruments. This musical arrangement is intended for use with sand blocks, cabasa, and cow bell.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Comparing Native American and American Folk Music
Students examine how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different. They contrast both forms of music and engage in many activities to identify or explain how music fulfills a variety of purposes.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 74 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 lesson plan, sure to inspire great songs.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
A Pentatonic Scale Activity
Learners get a taste of music theory as they explore variations of the C-Major scale. They discuss traditional music styles that often incorporate pentatonic scales in their composition, music theory, and practice. Then they use a keyboard (piano) to practice and play with variations of the scale.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 61 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 4 Views 12 Downloads
Independent harmonies, homophonic music, intervals, and melody are all part of music theory and practice. Prepare your budding musicians for the big time with these activities focused on playing with accompaniment. This lesson is intended for learners who already have skills in musical performance.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Music from Across America
Students complete a unit of lessons on a variety of types of American music. They record their impressions of music samples on a worksheet, identify types of instruments, and choose a musical selection for their family to respond to.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 37 Views 200 Downloads
Music from the Silk Roads
Young scholars explore different types of musical instruments. In this musical instrument lesson, students create a replica of a sheng. Young scholars utilize this instrument to understand different types of breathing used in different sounds.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 36 Downloads
A Tempo Activity
Allegro, largo, vivo, and andante, it's tempo time! As the metronome ticks off a variety of tempos, budding musicians work to identify them. They then create and perform a musical, singing, or movement piece which demonstrates each type of tempo.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 69 Downloads
Looking at different cultures and how music from differing cultures changes movements, meaning and mood
Each of the three dance lessons included here will get your class moving. The first instructional activity allows learners to explore how music and movement differ in meaning depending on cultural context. Lesson two gives them an opportunity to create their own simple dances.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 167 Downloads
Thomas Hart Benton: The Sources of Country Music
Young scholars examine artwork by Thomas Hart Benton. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students analyze the painting The Sources of Country Music, listen to folk music, and examine how recording technology and the movies shaped the images of country style music.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads