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Learners explore Western and Chinese instruments. In this cross-curricular music and history lesson, students identify and classify instruments. Learners view websites that include Chinese cultural history, and write a paragraph based on research done.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky
This learning exercise 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 3 Views 96 Downloads
Students discuss the structure of the musical film "The Bolero." In this film arts lesson, students watch "The Bolero" before participating in discussion questions and watching a second performance of the same musical. Included in this learning guide is helpful background information about the composer and the composition.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Learners explore Chinese instruments. For this Chinese instrument music lesson, students listen to a performance by Liu Fang and describe the sounds they hear. Learners classify western and Chinese instruments according to their instrument family.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 21 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
VH1 Goes Inside (Out) Trey and Dave Go to Africa
Students discuss the Western method of teaching and learning music and compare that to the aural transmission method used around the world. They practice singing two songs using aural transmission and watch a video showing musicians learning this way.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
String Instruments and Pitch
Students make predictions and explore how pitch is altered in string instruments. In this acoustic science lesson, students learn the types and parts of string instruments and create their own. They listen to classical music and identify the instruments.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads
Duke Ellington and the Rise of Jazz in New York
Students consider how Duke Ellington impacted the rise of jazz music. In this jazz music lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding the life and work of Ellington. Students also watch a video regarding Ellington and discuss music of the African-American genre.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 53 Downloads
Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland
In this music appreciation instructional activity, learners listen to Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the structure and history of the piece. Learners answer 6 questions about the difference between a bugle call and a fanfare and complete a maze.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 67 Downloads
"Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Tritsch Tratsch Polka" by Johann Strauss Jr. Students read about the composer and the history of the piece. Students answer five questions about the music.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
Sound Production on Instruments and with the Human Voice
Fourth graders study and experiment with sound production. For this sound production lesson, 4th graders discuss sound and vibrations. Students write a paragraph explaining how music is made. Students make a homemade instrument and identify groups of instruments.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 28 Downloads
Experiencing Hearing Disability Through Music
Learners listen to a piece of music and draw the instruments they recognize. They discuss the definition of a hearing disability. Then they hold a balloon on their lap, and listen to the music again. They relate what it was like to feel the music.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads