Musical Form Teacher Resources
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Music Form Activities
Students identify simple music forms. In this music education lesson, students identify simple forms of music and the concepts of verses and refrains. This lesson includes two activities (one for verse and one for refrain) that can be easily adapted to any grade level.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 54 Downloads
African American Music
Students investigate a variety of sites to gather relevant information for a presentation about African American musical forms in this general Music lesson for middle school and high school. Resource links are provided to aid instruction.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 26 Downloads
Exploring Musical Form through Performing, Movement, and Listening
Third graders sing, listen to and create movements for a variety of songs and pieces that have AB form and verse-refrain form. They explore the basic forms that give them the tools to analyze other music works as they progress in the music studies.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 92 Downloads
Exploring Musical Form Through Performing, Movement, and Listening
Third graders sing, listen to and create movements for a variety of songs and pieces that have AB form and verse-refrain form. Classmates create movements for an unfamiliar two-part song. They practice their movements, and then perform their songs or pieces and movements for each other.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads
Musical Form and Sibelius Groovy Music Shapes
Students create a song using the form ABACADAEA. Students listen to a musical piece created by Vivaldi that is an example of this musical form. Then students use software to create their own musical forms representing this pattern.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Blues in the Arkansas Delta
Oh I love the blues! Here is a wonderful four page reading passage that focuses on the Delta Blues. It covers topics such as, the music's cultural influences, origin, form, terminology, and significance. A great way to integrate informational text and music class.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 20 Downloads
Responses To Twentieth Century Music: A High School Art Curriculum
Students explore their own responses to sound by hearing the music as a regular part of the class structure. They develop an awareness that certain art evokes certain sounds and moods and develop an intuitive responses to the music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
In this music learning exercise, students learn about the sonata form of music composition. Students read about the 3 main sections of the sonata form: exposition, development and recapitulation followed by a coda. There are no questions on the page; it is informational only.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
Reflection and Evaluation
Fourth graders create a three-part performance of a song and evaluate their own performances using criteria they developed. In this musical critique lesson, 4th graders watch a video of a professional musical performance and write evaluations for it.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the understanding of musical forms. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They listen to recordings of different types of music and use critical listening skills to recognize the forms.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions very well. It also promotes self-expression and creative problem solving.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 50 Downloads
This Land is Your Land - Travel Posters
Eleventh graders compile a list of places in the United States where they have either traveled or where their relatives or friends live. They collect travel posters, brochures, postcards, and maps from their region of the United States.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
International Jazz Day
In this International Jazz Day activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing.
5th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 73 Downloads
Telephone numbers of the stars
Students perform "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on xylophones using number notation and musical phrases. In this musical math lesson, students read number notation and perform a phrase on the xylophones, also developing coordination skills.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads