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Elements of Music
In this music activity, students learn 6 elements of music and match the names with the definitions. The elements are silence, pitch, texture, duration, dynamics, tempo and attack and decay.
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A Musical Dynamics Activity
Dynamics are elements of music that indicate how a piece is to be played or sung. Budding musicians practice musical dynamics by singing in small groups. The teacher indicates the dynamic (or how) the song is to be performed and pupils...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Music Style- What Makes Each One Unique?
Fifth graders listen to various genres of music and identify which elements of music or qualities of each genre make it unique. In this unique music style lesson, 5th graders develop and understand their own musical preferences and...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts