Timbre Teacher Resources
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Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Students describe the music in terms related to basic elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form, style, etc. They identify timbres heard in "Pavane" by movement and respond by movement to timbre.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students perform a familiar song using new rhythms, meters and timbres. In this music rhythms lesson, students change a familiar song by changing or adding a repeating rhythm, using different instruments to change the timbre of changing the meter.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 72 Downloads
Students explore traditional Japanese fine arts. In this cross curriculum music, poetry, and performance instructional activity, students listen to and write haiku, describe common traits of traditional Japanese music, and practice playing the recorder.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 6 Downloads
Tone Poem Composing Project
Students explore role of music in storytelling by watching and discussing effect music has on perception of scene from movie, and using Sibelius program to compose single excerpt of music, considering dynamics, timbre, and articulation, that relates to their own poem, story, or picture.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Changes of Musical Elements in Popular Music Through the Decades
Students probe samples of European classical, American jazz, and rock and roll to analyze the similarities and differences. The styles and form of these three types of music are examined for tempo, timbre, and rhythm.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 77 Downloads
Classical Period Music - 1750-1810
In this classical music worksheet, 9th graders examine a graphic organizer that explains 7 characteristics of the music. They examine characteristics such as melody, timbre, texture, dynamics, and melody. There are no questions associated with this worksheet.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 50 Downloads
Jazz Music Improvisation
Students carefully listen to and analyze music based on instrumentation, rhythms, pitch, intensity, timbre and texture. After listening multiple times, students write down their impressions of the music based on questions imbedded in this plan.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Zin! Zin! Zin!
Third graders explore concepts of sounds and timbres and recognize sounds made by different objects. In this reading comprehension lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! Students discuss the different sounds made by various instruments.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 25 Downloads
What is Timbre?
Students analyze the differences in similar songs. For this music appreciation lesson, students discover the meaning of timbre and how it can drastically change similar pieces of music. Students sing two pieces of music with the rest of the class.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Comet And Rain Timbres
Second graders engage in a lesson that uses folk instruments in an accompaniment while listening to a song about a comet. They make a cross-curricular connection to Halley's Comet. Students discuss the qualities of a singer-songwriter.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Musical Instrument Families
Using graphics, and an easy-to-understand format, this resource outlines the different kinds of instruments and their characteristics. This presentation could be used as an introduction to instruments for students getting ready to practice in an orchestra, or as an in-class exploration.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 48 Downloads
Arts and culture: Music-to sing a round
Singing in a round can be a lot of fun and apparently conveys the concept of musical phrasing and melody. Budding musicians sing three South African songs as rounds. They discuss cultural diversity and musical concepts such as timbre, color, and rhythm.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 12 Downloads