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47 resources with the keyterm improvisation

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Theatrical Economics

For Teachers K - 3rd
Read then role-play the characters from story of If You Give A Pig a Pancake. Young actors use improvisation and characterization to create the characters from the story. They will also write and role play original version of the story...
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Rhythmical Phrases and Sentences

For Teachers 7th
Get ready to write some music! First learners practice identifying and creating rhythmic phrases and sentences, then they get acquainted with the G Major scale. Finally, they compose a jingle on human rights. A well-organized music...
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Form in Gamelan Music: A Music Class Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a brief introduction to Balinese culture and Indonesian colotomic forms, the class composes an original piece. They study the tempo, melody, form and rhythm of Gamelan music and then apply those skills to an original Gamelan...
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A Musical Composition Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F,...
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The Box

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Learners of any age can participate in this imagination and improve development activity. With the use of a small box, they work through a series of questions or situations posed by the teacher. Each group uses the box to create short...
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Singing: Mi, So, La

For Teachers K
Little ones learn the tones mi, so, and la by singing an answer to a sung question. They play a name game to identify beat, then discuss songs with no beat. If there is time during this musical instruction lesson, they dance about the...
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars participate in a class discussion about jazz music, compare improvisation with regular conversion, listen to various jazz musicians and compare and contrast their individual sounds.
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Improvising Music

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students watch "The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A to Z" and improvise melodic and rhythmic embellishments for the song "O What A Beautiful Morning" or "Rubber Duckie."
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Rhythm and Improv, Jazz and Poetry

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Connect the ideas of jazz improvisation and art to writing poetry. Learners collaborate and write different lines of poetry, imitating the jazz styles of improvisation and freewriting. Take a close look at the poems "Tenebrae" by Yusef...
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Searchin' for the Blues

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars perform improvisation. In this blues music lesson, students play chord tones within the blues twelve bar progression.  Young scholars utilize new pitches given four or eight measures. 
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Theatre: Persuasive Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students act like a famous explorer. In this explorer lesson plan, students research an explorer and act out persuasive arguments in which that explorer might be involved.
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Improvisation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concept of improvisation. In groups, they practice improvising a different scenario given to them and explore the various ways people communicate with each other. To end the lesson, they reflect on the...
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Flirting! Actions Speak Louder Than Words

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students list physical movements that they observe when people flirt. They discuss other times people use physical movement to get what they want. Students view a video clip from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." They discuss hand movements...
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Prop Stories

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students observe and demonstrate pantomime and improvisation. They define and discuss improvisation and pantomime, then in small groups discuss and brainstorm ideas using a bag of props. Students then create and present a scene using...
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Chords and Improvisation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify and interpret how to recognize traditional harmonic progressions such as I-V-I in writing or performance. They experience improvising simple melodic patterns based on traditional harmonic progressions. By coupling...
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Digable Planets, K.B.'s Alley When Jazz Meets Hip-Hop

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the musical style of jazz and identify its elements while listening to hip-hop recordings. They select two styles of music and fuse them together in this lesson.
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An Exploration of Media Slogans

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore entertainment and promotion as forms of media.  In this improvisation lesson, 3rd graders examine different types of media text and role play various experiences and responses to topics such as: creation of a scene...
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Singing Popular Songs

For Teachers 8th
After learning a little bit about Louis Armstrong, jazz, and the elements of music, kids sing the song, "What a Wonderful World." They then discuss the nature of pop music, choose a current pop song to practice, and sing that song like a...
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Jazz Exploration: A Collage Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of...
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Lesson 1: Theatre Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create and perform based on cuttings from various plays and literature to demonstrate the learning of the process of improvisation. Students connect improvisation with theatre and real life. Students participate in a class...
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Japanese Noh Masks

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine Japanese theatre and create their own face masks which display certain emotions, props, costumes and perform in improvisational theatrical games.
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Jazz: Expression through Improvisation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch a video on improvisation. They improvise original melodies over given chord progressions. They develop criteria to evaluate the merits of improvisational performances and apply the criteria in their personal listening and...
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Jazz: An Expression of Democracy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch a video segment about the distinguishing characteristics of jazz. They describe those characteristics and the relation between the culture of jazz and democracy. They improvise simple rhythms and melodies.
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Creative Drama and Improvisation

For Teachers 4th
Spend some time exploring various components of theater such as movement, voice, staging, ensemble, improvisation, characterization, directing, technical elements, and self-concept. They perform in various improvisation exercises and...