Students properly notate a short melody within a given framework. They pay much attention to rhythmic notation. Students compose and harmonize their own melodies. They work individually on composing a melody on their preferred instrument.
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Treasure Island Clues: Intervals
You may know about A, B, and C, but now you can include "arrrrr" to the list of music notes to practice! Here is a fun pirate-themed activity in which young musicians determine the intervals of various notes in the treble clef to work...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source
Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Music Theory Review: Chords
WebQuests can be fun and engaging ways to review concepts. This musical WebQuest includes thirty-five fill in the blank and ten short answer questions, which students complete through Internet use. Upper graders complete this exercise to...
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Why We Love Repetition in Music
Why does music rely so heavily on repetition? This is an interesting video from which to explore not only the psychological answers to this question, but also the ways in which humans perceive and rate different types of music.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Musical Composition Experience
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven
Math will resonate with your young artists and musicians when they learn that a mathematical formula describes a musical sound that is pleasing to our ears. Beethoven uses the certainty of mathematics to convey emotion and creativity. In...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
Music world get ready, your young performers are going to practice Gamelan style improvisation techniques. They listen to and discuss the melody and rhythm in Balinese Gamelan music, then take turns improvising by adding notes to a basic...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts