Improvisation Teacher Resources
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Teaching Improvisation to Young Students in a Music Technology Lab Using a Sequencer
You'll need to be a little tech savvy to teach this music instructional activity. Pupils will attempt to play along with an accompaniment piece you've created using music software. They will be assessed on their performance and ability...
4th - 7th
Improvising Music Through India, USA, and European Traditions
Students discover an Indian influence on Blues music. In this music lesson plan, students explore improvisation and compare the traditions of different cultures and styles. Students develop the blues scale, cyclical music, and compose...
6th - 8th
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
Music world get ready, your young performers are going to practice Gamelan style improvisation techniques. They listen to and discuss the melody and rhythm in Balinese Gamelan music, then take turns improvising by adding notes to a basic...
4th - 12th
Writing a Dialogue-A Jazz Conversation Using Collective Improvisation
Young scholars examine collective improvisation in jazz music. In this music arts lesson, students use a video about a popular jazz composer to discuss the idea of collective improvisation. Young scholars watch the videos as well as...
3rd - 5th
Matilda - Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake
New ReviewAfter reading the 11th chapter in Matilda, class members take on the role of Bruce Bogtrotter and re-enact the cake eating scene. Here's the catch: they must come-up with an impromptu re-enactment of the scene from the story, and use...
3rd - 7th CCSS: Adaptable