Adding Tonic and Dominant Harmony to an Original Mi-Re-Do Melody
Students add tonic and harmony to mi-re-do compositions. They review the steps in the Solfege method and create their own melody with these elements. They perform their song to the class.
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Songwriting Skill - Elaboration: Jesse McCartney - “How Do You Sleep?”
The practice of developing lyrics by elaborating with sensory details and examples continues in the third activity on songwriting. This time class members examine Jesse McCartney's "How Do You Sleep?" Using procedures established in the...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
4th Grade California Relief Map Project
Bring life to your next California geography lesson with this great project! Learners design a three-dimensional wall relief map of California, painting and decorating regions using a variety of materials and labeling major geographical...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student? Music Edition
Who wants to be a millionaire? I do, and so will your students when they play this musical version of the game. This game asks students a variety of general-knowledge questions related to music style, genre, and composition. All...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-hop History
To take "the definitive portrait of that person in that moment" is the quest of photographer and hip-hop historian Jonathan Mannion. In this short video, Mannion details his dedication to his art and the process he goes through to catch...
6 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Tonic Chord in "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Grades 5-8 Chorus).
Students demonstrate perception of the root, third and fifth of the tonic chord by appropriate movement responses. They analyze and describe music. Students listen to the middle C played on the keyboard and sing to it on the syllable do.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts