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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
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 students don’t contest, you could conduct this exercise as a contest.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 37 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Composers
Students identify various pieces of music that are familiar to them and define how the music made them feel. Then they select their favorite piece of music heard and the activities in which they like to do. Students also attend a concert and answer the questions posted in the lesson in the form of a critique.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Students evaluate in class performance of music previously prepared by the ensemble. The rubric and assessment criteria are adaptable to any orchestra setting which allows the teacher to choose music to be assessed. Critical thinking skills are developed through performance standards.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 23 Downloads
An Introduction To The Instruments Of The Orchestra
Students explore a variety of instruments to discover their sound. After watching an orchestra play, students discover the categories of instruments such as woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion. In teams, they listen to music and guess the instrument that matches the sound.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 59 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 32 Views 49 Downloads
Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch
Students observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical lesson, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students 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. For 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
Orfeo: Sinfonie e Ritornelli
Students identify the dramatic expression made by performance and how it relates to the content of the story L'Orfeo. They determine the form of orchestra and each instrumental group within the orchestra for this piece.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Meet Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov!
Students listen to music and review instruments of the orchestra. They explore musical terms, solo, texture and theme of the music and discuss other features of the music. Students research and discuss the life of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Peter Presents It All
Young scholars use the story Peter and the Wolf to review story elements and identify orchestra instruments. In this orchestra identification lesson, students read the story and listen to the music from the story. Young scholars 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 worksheet set, students 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