Timbre Teacher Resources
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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
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
Music to Evoke Reaction
Music oftentimes evokes specific emotions just like a painting or poem. Kids examine how music is used to evoke emotions or feelings in film. They listen to and identify various types of music found in film scores. They then rate the effectiveness of the music used.
9th Visual & Performing Arts
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 English Language Arts
Young scholars 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
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
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
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
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
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show, and then compare and contrast Wynton Marsalis' and Vince Guaraldi's arrangement of the song "Linus and Lucy.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Analyzing Songs- Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles, and Le Marteau san Maitre by Boulez
In this song analysis worksheet, student examine the tonal structures, chords, melodies, and rhythm structures of two pieces of music. They examine "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles, and "Le Marteau san Maitre" by Boulez.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts