In this music learning exercise, students find the cultural words that describe Indonesian music and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Gamelan Music-- Bela Bartok
In this music learning exercise, students investigate gamelan music of Bali and in particular a piece by Bela Bartok. Students read about the history and unique instrumentation and answer 8 questions. Note: It appears that students need...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
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
Readers Theatre Using an Indonesian Folktale
Students read a play based on the Indonesian folktale Cicak and Kancil and complete related activities. In this Indonesian folktale instructional activity, students read and act out the play and complete character analysis activities.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Consonance and Dissonance Activities
Hone those musical ears to identify consonance and dissonance in music being played live or on a recording. Learners will work through four activities where they will listen to consonant and dissonant notes being played first by the...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Rod Puppet Performance: The Ramayana and the Mahabharata
The ancient texts Ramayana and Mahabharata have spread throughout East Asia. They have become the basis for drama, art, and literary works for ages. Learners will watch a rod puppet performance of an Indonesian version of the timeless...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Making Indonesian Rod Puppets
Learn about the Indonesian tradition of wayang golek, or puppet theater. Storytelling is brought to life when the class explores the Ramayana and the ancient art of puppetry. The instructional activity begins with a discussion of the...
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Form in Gamelan Music: A Music Class Activity
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...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts