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...
Triads, Intervals, Keys, Note Values
Older or more advance musicians can test how well they can identify specific triads, intervals, keys, and note values with this quiz. Each staff focuses on one concept, they write the name of the triad, interval, or key.
High and low notes!
Little ones talk about how sounds can be made high or low depending on the length of the keys that make them. They label eight xylophone keys from highest to lowest depending on the relative sound they'd make. Tip: Get out a real...
Keys and Scales are Sets
Music theory lessons can be very tricky for some people. Children with a basic understanding of musical concepts take on the task of transposing music and identifying scale sets. This would be a good topic to address prior to discussing...
First graders read and follow a map in a treasure hunt to find the location of the treasure. They demonstrate their knowledge/understanding of symbols, keys on a map, and directions by following the map with ease.