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Orchestra: Focus on Rhythm and Arranging
High school orchestra is a great place to play music, like The Star Spangled Banner. Upper graders create new rhythms to the old song and perform them with the class. They rehearse their updated versions of the song using their instrument of choice.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 19 Downloads
The Ultimate Instrument!
Third graders identify the four instrument families of the symphony orchestra. They listen to the instruments and compare the similarities and differences of each of the four families. They design and create an instrument that belongs to a specific family of the symphony orchestra.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 55 Downloads
Be Sharp and Never Flat
An outstanding lesson on music awaits your young composers! They learn about patterns found in music, the different sections of an orchestra, and see the differences between musicians and a composer. Excellent streamed videos and good worksheets are included in this outstanding lesson plan.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Teaching the Instruments of the Orchestra to Young Students using the San Francisco Symphony Kids’ Website
Using the San Francisco Children's Orchestra web site, first graders build listening and instrument identification skills. Each child wears head phones, listens to ID, and finds various instruments on the included worksheet.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 45 Downloads
The Role of the Opera Orchestra
Learners listen to and examine a recording of the opera Don Pasquale and study the various musical instruments in an orchestra. They discuss the difference between a symphony orchestra and an opera orchestra. Finally they play the music of the opera using either their own instruments or those that are handmade using household objects.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Reviewing Good Playing Habits
The string section of your school orchestra can get a proper form make-over by incorporating this instructional activity. They reestablish proper playing form, posture, and sound as they compose an essay on how to maintain good playing habits during summer break.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 3 Downloads
Star Spangled Banner: For Orchestra
Middle schoolers practice playing "The Star Spangled Banner" while focusing on phrasing. They work with the instructor to mark the lyrics and music, then play the song using the phrasing indicated. Several cross-curricular extension activities are included.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 16 Downloads
Orchestra Tax Battle
Students read a newspaper article about the controversial taxation of an orchestra. They define vocabulary, complete comprehension worksheets, analyze the use of verb forms in the article and take a 'true or false' quiz.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Students demonstrate knowledge of musical instruments and the families of the orchestra. They acknowledge different voice types found in opera. Students interpret emotional expressions through listening. They compose sounds to express emotions.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 74 Downloads
The Found Objects Orchestra
Pupils create a class orchestra from objects they find around their home and backyard. In this orchestra lesson plan, students bring in different objects that they find and learn how to play beats with them even if they are not instruments.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Brass Instruments of the Orchestra
In this orchestra worksheet, 7th graders read about the brass instruments which include the French horn, tuba, trombone, and the trumpet. They fill in the blanks in 8 sentences about the brass section of the orchestra.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 62 Downloads
Instruments of the Orchestra
Sixth graders explore orchestra music. For this recognizing musical instrument lesson, 6th graders are introduced to the many instruments used to create orchestra music. Students go online to read about and listen to the instruments. An aural quiz is given at the end of the lesson.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 50 Downloads
Identify the Homographs
To conduct an orchestra, a conductor’s conduct must be above reproach. What fun! Light a match under your readers by having them read a series of definitions and find the homograph that matches. If middle schoolers don’t contest, you could conduct this exercise as a contest.
6th - 8th Language Arts 16 Views 36 Downloads