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How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
5 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did you know that playing music is the brain's equivalent to a full body workout? Learn about how the advancements in the studies of neuroscientists have brought us to a greater understanding of how playing an instrument dramatically...
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
5th - 6th
Review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music with a helpful music theory lesson plan. Young musicians experiment with electronic sounds and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials found in the...
The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science...
Using Music to Tell a Story or Describe a Scene
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Young composers demonstrate their understanding of the stylistic features of descriptive music, including pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and timbre, by developing a melody and countermelody for a main character in a story. As part of...
Teaching Improvisation to Young Students in a Music Technology Lab Using a Sequencer
4th - 7th
You'll need to be a little tech savvy to teach this music lesson. 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 to identify and...
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
7th - 12th
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,...
The Twenty-Sixth Amendment and the Power of Youth
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Empower teenagers to take political matters into their own hands! After completing an engaging warm-up activity, class members discuss both sides of the youth voting issue, learn about the connection between military history and the...