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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
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 instructional activity to present in a quiz show format.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 39 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
Introduce Vocabulary: I'm a Little Teapot (Trapani)
There are many new words to learn in Iza Trapani's I'm a Little Teapot, which builds on the familiar nursery rhyme. Learners are acquainted with new in-text words before listening to you read. Suggested terms are: company, mighty, orchestra, patient, and stout.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Requiem "The Song of the Murdered Jewish People"
Music and poetry are vehicles that can tell many stories. Learners read the poem "The Song of the Murdered Jewish People" by Itzhak Katzenelson, then listen to the requiem it inspired; composed by Zlata Razdolina. Excellent background information provides the basis for a meaningful look at the portrayal of life and death through art.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 52 Downloads
GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine Kline Nachtmusik also helps learners along.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 46 Downloads
"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 98 Downloads
The Lion and More
Melody, rhythm, tempo, and dynamics; get out those recorders it's time to play music! Your class will work on playing two lion-themed pieces that exemplify two different styles, folk and waltz. They'll discuss the elements of music and the origin of each song.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 11 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 7 Views 40 Downloads
Song Writing: Recording Your Song
In this music instructional activity, 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
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 20 Views 55 Downloads
Fourth graders work in pairs and choose one instrument from the orchestra to research. They are introduced to the software and use it to search for their instrument. They then may go onto the website, "DSOkids.com" to find out more about their instrument and others of interest.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The orchestra plays the National Anthem and discusses their origin. Students listen to other nation's National Anthems, and discuss how they felt while listening. As the students play the National Anthem, the teacher sings. The students write lyrics, or create an anthem that represents their family.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads