Music: How Symbols can Represent Sounds
Pupils explore how pictures and symbols can represent sounds telling us when to play and when to stay silent. This is a good way to begin teaching the concept of reading musical notation.
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New Review Listen to the Music
Different pieces of music can elicit different emotions from audience members. A quick tempo can make you feel happy, while a largo piece may bring out a melancholy temperament. Elementary musicians learn more about the instruments and...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Music: Symphony
Expose young elementary students to the works of one of the greatest musical composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. Using three progressive lesson plans to complete the unit, class members are able to distinguish low and high sounds, count the...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Thrilling Information: Music and Reading
Here’s a cross-curricular program music activity that uses Peer Gynt to engage class members. Groups take one section of “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” choreograph their section of the tune to represent the story as they imagine it,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Do Instruments Make Sound?
Young scholars explore and classify a variety of musical instruments by the way they produce sound. They create a class list of musical instruments, and identify the sounds as vibrations, striking sounds, or blowing air. Students place...
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts