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Duke Ellington: Great American Musician and Composer
Students delve into the life and music of Duke Ellington as a major American musician and composer. The elements that made the sound of his orchestra unique and the talents of his band members are explored in this lesson.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 56 Downloads
The Brass Family
Learners observe a PowerPoint presentation to explore how brass instruments produce wounds. They observe the teacher demonstrate the proper use of the mouthpiece and slides to produce a tone. With and without the mouthpiece, students then "buzz" their lips to crate a sound.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Young scholars explore the life and accomplishments of George Gershwin. They listen to Latin rhythms and practice the rhythmic parts. Students identify Latin instruments George Gershwin added to the orchestra. After practice, they perform a rhythm ensemble using the Latin instruments.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 31 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 58 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 12 Views 34 Downloads
Orchestra Instruments and Their Families
Students investigate the families to which the instruments of an orchestra belong. The identification of the instruments and their function in the playing of symphonies are made as they listen to the piece, "Peter and the Wolf."
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 55 Downloads
Music As Survival: Alma Rose and the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra
Students explore a period of European history in which musicians have used theri musical talents and abilities to survive and rise above extremely difficult situations. The psychological uses of music by the Nazis is examined in this seven lessons unit.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 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 4 Views 4 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 3 Views 0 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 3 Views 21 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 8 Downloads
Exploring the Brass Family
Third graders explore the four basic instruments of the Brass Family in the four lessons of this unit. The French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba are inspected as students develope a familiarity with their sight and sounds.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 39 Downloads
Song Writing: Recording Your Song
In this music worksheet, students read an excerpt on recording with a company, who the producer is, and what arrangements need to be made. They respond to six short answer questions related to recording their own song in a studio.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
To The Wheel Of San Miguel
Middle schoolers engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of creating a piece of music that includes instruments that are put into harmony to sound like an orchestra. Students are expected to perform the rhythm and create a new one.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads