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Identifying Instruments and Families
Fourth graders complete with the class a KWL chart and discuss prior knowledge of orchestras. They visit websites to discover instruments and families of the orchestra and discuss appropriate audience behavior prior to going to a concert hall.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 49 Downloads
Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch
Young scholars observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical lesson plan, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The young scholars discuss the relationship between pitch and the way their instrument is shaped.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 66 Downloads
Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction
Students react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 12 Views 67 Downloads
New Review Substitute Lesson Ideas For The Music Teacher
Have to sub for a music class on short notice? Or have some extra time to play with? Never fear! Help is here in the form of 20 sure-fire music activities and worksheets tested and submitted by music teachers. A great resource to add to your curriculum library.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 61 Views 38 Downloads
Peter Presents It All
Students use the story Peter and the Wolf to review story elements and identify orchestra instruments. In this orchestra identification instructional activity, students read the story and listen to the music from the story. Students use a graphic organizer to record the story elements and retell the story to a partner.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 100 Downloads
In this music learning exercise set, middle schoolers read about music, orchestras, and Christmas during the Victorian era. They discuss Victorian music halls, read examples of street music, list the parts of an orchestra, and compose an original Christmas carol.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 100 Downloads
Classifying Western Music
After brainstorming a list of characteristics of Western orchestral instruments, learners explore those made in Africa. They discuss how the diverse African geography has influenced how musical instruments are constructed and used. This is a great lesson for connecting culture, music, and environment.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Introduction To The Orchestra
Students listen to a book, "Meet the Orchestra." They observe a PowerPoint presentation, listen to the sounds in "Peter and the Wolf" and then match illustrations of instruments to their specific sound. Students identify instrument families and create a chart.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 41 Downloads
The Classical Orchestra
Learners study the classical orchestra in this technology-based general music lesson for the high school classroom. Emphasis is placed on the use of the "Microsoft Musical Instruments" software. This lesson can be accomplished in one class period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Music: Instruments of the Orchestra
Students identify various musical instruments and explain their roles in an orchestra. Following a Powerpoint presentation, students discuss what they have discovered in small groups. Then, each groups devises four questions based on the lesson to present in a quiz show format.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 39 Downloads
Exploring Musical Instruments of the Orchestra
High schoolers listen to "The William Tell Overture," identify instruments, sounds and other characteristics of the music. They compare and contrast orchestra music to large band music. Students discuss the musical composition and how the timbre of the instruments affects the mood.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 61 Downloads
New Review Musical Families
Planning a trip to the symphony? Prepare first-time attendees for the experience with overheads that identify the roles played by the concertmaster, conductor, musicians, and even the audience. The musical families are introduced and appropriate behavior is detailed.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 77 Views 46 Downloads
Music Conducting: Classroom Activities
Turn the class into a percussive orchestra and let the kids take over as conductor. You'll explain a few ins and outs of what a conductor does. Then you hand over the baton and let your budding Beethovens conduct each other as they play percussive instruments.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 52 Downloads
Rhythm, Math, Rhythm
Students play instruments in math class to learn the interconnectedness between math and music. In this math lesson, students subdivide a piece of music, clapping rhythms and charting rhythm patterns in the song. A guided discussion concludes the lesson.
5th - 8th Math 19 Views 24 Downloads