A Music - Science Connection
Third graders are introduced to the families of musical instruments. They relate this information back to the study of sound. They create their own instruments and practice listening and singing.
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History of African-American Music
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Ebeneezer Scrooge Music Experience
This is an "Ebeneezer Scrooge" experience for music. The teacher dresses in a robe and night cap, pretending to be "Ebeneezer Scrooge." The teacher has a "bah humbug" attitude about Christmas music that students need to help overcome....
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Visualization of Rhythms in 4/4
Counting the beats in a measure can be a kinesthetic process. Four chairs are placed in a row, each one represents a beat or count in 4/4 time. Kids sit in the chairs and act as quarter notes. When a child is removed, the rhythm changes...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch
Students observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical activity, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students discuss the...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts