Fun With Musical Words

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Is concertmaster another term for conductor, or is he or she another person entirely? Learn the specifics of the role of concertmaster with an activity focused on classical music. After learners define the term, they select a piece of music and identify three instruments that they hear, as well as the piece's composer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign for homework in a music appreciation class
  • Have young musicians work in small groups with class tablets or in a computer lab
  • Invite a concertmaster to the classroom to speak
  • Prompt pupils to choose another word from the dictionary section of the website to research
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson requires access to the Internet and audio equipment
  • Consider providing more guidance to the final section of the assignment, which encourages learners to compose their own music
  • Interactive format of the activity is engaging for all learners
  • Covers straightforward elements of orchestral music
  • None
Common Core